April 2014

(c) Elegance and Enchantment

Hello, May

ahmayzing teaser

On the blog

Remember my tweets about having an idea of a blog event I want to do? Or those tweets saying I’m SO excited for May? How about those addressed to authors? Well, if you totally missed seeing those tweets, or did see them and was curious, you’ll finally get to know more about the event this Sunday! I’ll be kickstarting it then, with an introductory post, and then event posts will be trickle after. I’m completely excited because this is my first ever blog event and I’m having a handful of fabulous authors participating in it. My blogger heart is so happy and I can’t wait to share everything with y’all.

Possibilities

I’ve been contemplating it a lot recently, and I think I really might start a design shop. Last year, I started a business for fashion accessories and I was so proud that it thrived and I kinda want that feeling again. I’m still not sure how I’ll be doing this and whether I’ll really push it, but in case I do, I promise everything (or at least my services) will be cheap and affordable. <3

Goodbye, April

Things that happened

Aside from last week’s awesome book signing event, not much has happened for me in April. The first week was basically my rest week and then right after,  summer school already started. I was only able to read a few books this month *pouts* because I felt kinda slumpy during the Holy Week and it kinda went downhill from there. The month mostly consisted of me in school or just being a lazy ass around the house. Basically, the only productive things I’ve done throughout April were my blog event plans for May, catching up on fave TV shows (Hi Originals, GOT, Suits!) and working on design stuff. Oh, and complaining about the heat in the Philippines. (It’s like a sauna here you guys!!!)

Books read

april 2014 reads

Total books read for April 201411 books
Reading Challenge progress update51/150

Book reviews

Love Letters To The Dead // The Chapel Wars // Being Friends With Boys // Boys Like You // The Geography Of You And Me // Vivian Divine Is Dead // Don’t Call Me Baby // Summer On The Short Bus

Other posts

Book Haul: #18 (Friday Bookstore Visits)
Novel Portraits: iPhoneography Roundup #2 // Behind The Lens #3
Discussions: What Readers Want In A Book // Blogging Creatively // Why I Love Active Reading
Book Signing Tours: Becca Fitzpatrick In Manila // Pre-event post for #VTRinPH // Triple Awesome: Veronica, Tahereh, Ransom in Manila

Lovely words

Maybe when we can tell the stories, however bad they are, we don’t belong to them anymore. They become ours. And maybe what growing up really means is knowing that you don’t have to just be a character, going whichever the story says. It’s knowing that you could be the author instead.

– Love Letters To The Dead

How was April for you? What are you looking forward to this May?

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6 thoughts on “Hello, Goodbye: April 2014 Recap

  1. Oooh you should definitely have like a graphic website shop or something like that because your designs are so cute and artistic! And I can’t wait to see your blog event. I know it’ll be epic. :) Hopefully you’ll have a good reading month this May!

    Leigh @ Little Book Star recently posted: How I Write My Reviews {Discuss #14}
    Posted on April 30, 2014 at 6:26 pm
  2. YES YES YES GO OPEN A DESIGN SHOP, HAZEL ;DDD

    Posted on May 1, 2014 at 7:19 am
  3. There are some great reads from April, I hope you enjoy May’s reading just as much!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

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    Posted on May 1, 2014 at 6:33 pm
  4. So excited for ahMAYzing, Hazel! Wee, good luck on your first blog event and I’m sure it’s gonna be awesome!

    Posted on May 2, 2014 at 2:07 am
  5. April was crazy busy for me, as I was able to attend a lot of book events and other fun things with my friends too! But I wish the weather were a tad warmer, so perhaps you should send some of that sunshine and heat my way ;) I’m looking forward to seeing what your book event is all about!

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    Posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm
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