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Monthly Wrap Up: April Edition!




April Showers bring May Flowers... at least that's what they say. And for me, April showered me with SO much love, peace and WORK! lol 

So what did the month of April look like for me? 



  • April was great! Cover2Cover (my book club) hosted a readathon in honor of World Book Day! Loved seeing everyone's goals. It was fun :)
  • As you all know, I bought a house last year and have been LOVING decorating. Currently planning my housewarming for this summer and I promise to share pics ;)
  • Went hiking up Stone Mountain and.... *drumroll please* DIDN'T DIE! lol And yes, I consider that an accomplishment lol 







Last month, I read "The Shack" with my book club. With its recent book to movie release, I was curious to see what this controversial book was all about. Seriously, I remember hearing about this book over 6 years ago and the hype that surrounded it. My thoughts? 


I enjoyed it! Can I see how it could cause controversy based on theology? Yes. But do I believe the author's purpose was to write a narrative that is equivalent to a course in seminary? No. So, from that perspective, I feel the author did a good job taking his readers through a tragic story and the road to healing while showing us aspects of God's character :) 



  • "Meet a Fellow Bookworm"! Once a month, Quite a Novel Idea will be featuring other book bloggers. I figured it's not fair for me drool over these bloggers' gorgeous blogs and not share it with my readers. First feature, coming soon ;) 
  • And interview and book review of a local author
  • More book reviews! I'm reeeeeeally trying to do better with reading more. I've been in the worst of slumps. Life has been sooooo busy and to be honest...




                                        





This is our book club's read for the month of May. Y'all have NO idea how excited I am to share this one with you all! 



How was April for you all? Finish any TBR reads? 







14 comments

  1. You have been busy. The Shack has had me curious. I really hope your slump passes quickly!

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    1. Thank you! I'm being more intentional about reading :)

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  2. You are a busy bee. I am curious about The Hate U Give. Looks fun. April was incredibly wet here in Oregon. At least May is finally bringing us some sunshine.

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    1. Oooh, I've never been to Oregon. Hope you get some sunshine also :)

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  3. A readathon for World Book Day sounds amazing! And I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed The Shack! That one is on our list. "Meet a Fellow Bookworm" sounds like a wonderful feature; I can't wait to see it! Hope your slump subsides and you can read a lot more very soon!

    ~Michele & Mckenzie

    PS - We love your Verse of the Day on your sidebar. Your blog is lovely :)

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    1. Thanks Michele & McKenzie! And yes, the feature is underway :)
      Thanks! It keeps me encouraged and thank you for visiting my blog!

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  4. It sounds like you had a great month! I don't give up sleep for reading either. Sleep is important :) I am glad you enjoyed The Shack. I tried to read it when it first came out but couldn't get through it. I have heard some great things about The Hate U Give. Have a great May!

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    1. LOL! Thanks Carole! I agree...sleep is a non-negotiable lol
      You have a great May also :)

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  5. Wow, what a busy month! The Shack looks good. I hope that May is good for you as well.

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  6. I have been scared of the Shack. Stories about children and sadness like that leave me a little shaken, but I enjoyed hearing your review.

    Wow, you had a busy month! I need more sleep as well. That must be why my books always end up flat on my face with drool on them rather than actually getting read!

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    1. LOL! I was worried that my bookworm badge would be snatched for choosing sleep over reading but glad a fellow Jennifer understands lol :)

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  7. NOT dying is quite an accomplishment. My son took me on a hike last summer, a so-called easy hike, and I wasn't sure I was going to make it! He ran up the darn mountain and then back down when he realized I wasn't behind him anymore.

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    1. LOL!!!!! Hiking is not for the weak but I'm going to try again...one day lol

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