April Wrap-Up: So Many Aliens

blue skies and spring

Every time Spring rolls around I decide I’ve somehow developed a green thumb and surround myself with flowers and succulents and things that grow. This April was really no different. I’m finishing off my herb garden (which is really just a shelf) but hoping for the best with keeping them alive!


I read fifteen books and surpassed my Goodreads goal of 54 books! So I decided to reset and this is what I’m currently at:

current goodreads info

41 books ahead of schedule. Hey, I’m behind or barely keeping up with anything else so I’m going with it!

If I’m tracking a theme throughout many of the books I read this month and shows and films it would probably be aliens.

Best reads of the month would definitely be:


The Humans

Highly recommend them both.

Reread The Tommyknockers

the tommyknockers

I feel on the verge of diving down the Stephen King/horror rabbit hole.

I also listened to the audiobook for Quidditch through the Ages which was narrated by Andrew Lincoln, which only made me wonder why Rick Grimes couldn’t have been English so he could use his actual accent. The best part though was Rita Skeeter and Ginny Weasley covering the big final game with Skeeter’s commentary on Potter and friends in the VIP section!

Not only was she very funny I feel like I learned more about Harry and friends adult life in that little bit then the whole of the play.

Waking Gods

I also finished Waking Gods (book 2 of The Themis Files) I must admit I liked this one a lot more than Sleeping Giants it was a lot more lively &  I was quiet surprised at some of the things that happened. Book 3- Only Human just came out yesterday so I hope to get to it this month!

In other news I canceled my two Page Habits subscriptions. Which I would say go me 🙂 but I resubscribed to Fairy Loot so that didn’t last!


man in black

Westworld returned and I still haven’t watched the second episode. To be honest the first one was a little… eh. I’m worried they’re going to needlessly complicate things like the timeline because they got so much mileage out of it the first time around.

I also watched:

Lost in Space

Lost in Space on Netflix- which I’m going to write about because I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would.

Movie Wise:

april movies

It was kind of a slow movie month. Ruled by the big one of course. I’ve already been back to see Infinity War

7 Days in Hell is a short forty-five minute Andy Samberg/Kit Harrington playing each other in the most ridiculous tennis tournament of all time. It’s not the type of thing I would usually watch. But it had it’s moments and I think Kit Harrington could actually be really good in comedies in the future- which is saying something because Jon Snow does nothing for me.

Deadpool 2 and Solo are the big movies this month and I have a long list of films I’d like to catch up on.

Hope everyone has a great May!

10 thoughts on “April Wrap-Up: So Many Aliens

    1. I hope you do! I didn’t know a great deal about her but she was described as “the first witch” and for some reason I’m on a witch kick right now book wise (witches and aliens) so on that level alone it was worth the read!

  1. I keep hearing good things about Circe. And Westworld I’ll have to catch up on later since I don’t have HBO- last time I had it for Game of Thrones and hung on long enough to watch Westworld S1, but then canceled it. I heard the premiere was kinda iffy. Lost in Space is pretty good so far but I’m only on episode 4.

    The Deadpool trailer looked great, and I can’t WAIT for Solo!

  2. I did that for like the first five seasons of Thrones! Turn it on for the premiere cancel it after episode ten. Now I basically use my folks HBO Go account 🙂

    I have to say the last trailer for Solo got me much more interested. I could finally see a bit of Han when he was interacting with Chewie! Looking forward to both movies!

  3. Wholly cow… I’m so impressed with your reading challenge. 👏👏👏

    I want to read Circe really soon. I haven’t seen Lost in Space but am quite intrigued now as we have a similar movie taste. I will check it out, thanks!

    1. I hope you like Circe. Lost in Space is actually the Netflix show that dropped in March. I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would though (it’s probably the first show in ages that I finished that I haven’t been watching for years like TWD). It goes pretty quick and it’s a good summer show if you get the chance to check it out!

  4. Your reading challenge is going so well! I definitely want to read Circe soon and Sleeping Giants is on my TBR!

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