April In Review

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First of all, April was nothing like I thought it would be. I never expected to be socially distancing for the entire month… but that’s what happened. April was also the hardest month I’ve ever faced at my full-time job, and I would say that I cried at least once a day almost every day of the week in April.

That being said, it was actually a pretty good month. I worked on my second novel, Back Home (releasing in July), almost every single day. Some days, I put in 7-9 hours of work. It was exhausting, but it was also the perfect escape from the stress of reality. I’m really excited to release this story because I cannot wait for y’all to read it.

Now, what else did I do last month… Hmmm, let’s see:

What I Read:

  • The Woman In The Window by A.J.Finn. I’m not usually into thrillers, but this story of an agoraphobic woman who is convinced that she witnessed a murder sucked me in, and I couldn’t stop reading it.
  • Would Like To Meet by Rachel Winters. Honestly, I couldn’t get on board with the “heroine” of the story. I just kept wanting her to stand up for herself, and I never really got any satisfaction. Meh.
  • Meg & Jo by Virginia Kantra. As a life-long fan of Little Women, I did NOT expect a modern-day retelling to be any good. I was wrong. It was delightful!
  • The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva. Thrillers AND spy novels AND rom-coms? What a month for reading! I picked this up after I finished watching Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime because I needed something with action. It was really good, and I’m waiting for the second book in this series to be available on my Libby library app.

What I Watched: 

  • Outer Banks on Netflix was so surprisingly good. I also missed that they were filming most of this in the Charleston area, so I kept recognizing local spots! Such a great show! Can’t wait for Season 2.
  • Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime. I’m mildly obsessed with John Krasinski, and this just made me love him more. I highly recommend this series. My only complaint is that the transition between the seasons didn’t work as well as I wanted it to. Other than that, it was fantastic!
  • NCIS on Netflix. Can you tell I’m needing more action lately? I used to watch NCIS when I was in high school, but I’m about eight season behind, so I figured I would catch up. It’s still, in my opinion, some of the best character development in a primetime crime show.

What I Bought: 

I tried SO hard not to shop this month, and I actually did pretty well (aside from a LOFT sale where I ordered a few new things for Spring/Summer). However, one of my friends influenced me to buy a Tarte Eyeshadow Palette, and I love it! It has such pretty, shimmery neutrals. You can buy it here. 

When my eyeshadow arrived, it came with a sample of face-cleanser, and I fell in love with that product, too. My face has never felt cleaner after a long day of wearing makeup then when I use the Squeezy Clean Face Wash.  A little goes a long way, so I know my full-size tube will last a long time! You can buy it here.

 

So yeah, that was April. It was a productive month, and I honestly didn’t mind the social distancing that month. We’ll see how May goes…

Tell me what you watched, read, or bought in the comments below!

Love,

Emma

One comment

  1. That’s a super cute shadow palette! I remember as a kid I couldn’t understand why people wore “brown” eyeshadow. Or why you needed so many shades of brown. Now I see all the glorious neutrals.

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