April Wrap-Up! || 2017

Look at that, we meet again. Perhaps my inability to touch base more than twice a month has meant you’ve forgotten entirely who I am. Well! It’s a good thing I’m about to talk you through a wrap up of what I did in April, it might just jog your memory.

Once again, time has not been my friend. I have plenty of exciting things to share with you all and boy oh boy I can’t wait to go into depth on them once this program is over. The reading side of life . . . well, it could do with a bit of T.L.C. That’s for sure.

I’m trying! I promise you that. And we can at least breathe a sigh of relief that what I have been reading has been really quite good. But I make no promises of an improvement to this reading until late July. So hang tight, grab your popcorn, and let’s push our glasses back up our nose as we settle in.

Ah yes, this is the section where I usually talk about what I’ve read. Well, would you believe it? I finished exactly ZERO books in April. I’ve decided that Disney is a disease against reading. I’ve done a lot of reading, but unfortunately that included trying to find the hours in my days to finish an 18 hour audiobook and read at least one chapter (or sometimes page!) of the e-book I’m plodding through.

I’m a disgrace, I know. Ahem. Shall we move on to other things? I think so.

 What else did I blog about this month?

You’ll be pleased to know that I posted one post in April. YES, A STANDING OVATION IS WELCOME HERE. So feel free to pop along and read my review of the sparkling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling.

The Statistics

Genres Read:


Pages Read:


Progress Towards Goodreads Challenge:

15%, or, 6/40 books

*laughs hysterically before having a meltdown*

What about me?

Ah, well this is the interesting part! Such fun! I did a lot of things in April and it’s all terribly exciting. I’ve been a busy bee working my long hours at work but I’ve still had time to squeeze in a few fun things – and I stayed healthy all month! Which is amazing, if you ask me.

Most notable, my travel plans for the end of my program have been made! I’m getting very excited as the dates creep closer for me to begin travelling. I will be heading out from Orlando to visit, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, NYC, Boston and LA! Bring it on. And yes, I can promise you now that no reading, but plenty of buying, shall be done book-wise during that period.

I’ve worked at a few more locations too since last time we touched base. Some of the new places include (for the delight of those who might recognise them):

  • Hollywood Studios – again! In a different location
  • Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom

And I’ve some more locations up my sleeve for the next couple of weeks which I’m super excited about. Want to know something crazy? I worked a fourteen – yes, fourteen – hour shift the other day. Welcome to my world.

I’ve, of course, tried eating at some new places too. There really are just an infinite number of things to try at Disney World and I sure am not going to do it all!

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre
This was so. much. fun. The Sci-Fi is a cute restaurant in Hollywood Studios where your tables are inside of roofless cars and it feels super American. The cars are all angled towards the front where a large screen is playing reels of clips – including a short sketch from Tom and Jerry. I definitely recommend this one for some laughs!

I know this isn’t a restaurant – and it’s even at Universal Studios – but dang! Their cinnamon rolls are to die for. If you’re like me and had never heard of this before please do yourself a favour and go get yourself a classic bun. You will die of happiness.

Speaking of Universal, I got another chocolate frog and got Albus Dumbledore’s card in it! WIN. I’ve gone to the parks themselves a lot too and met many characters. I love meeting the characters in the parks – I even got to meet Mary Poppins and Bert the other day! They were out for the Dapper Day event which was awesome to see everyone dressed up. I didn’t really go anywhere in April – except on an excursion to an “Asian market trip” (which was totally not was it was advertised to be but I still got some cool food).

I’ve also been thinking of starting a new habit of re-reading a different series or childhood series each year. Being in America, I can get more things shipped to my address here than in Australia. So I finally got the final book in the Beatrice Bailey series, The Witches of Widdershins Academy. I’m so excited to read it!

Movies I watched:

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003: 9/10 stars
This was obviously fantastic and a re-watch for me. I am trying to revisit all the movies before the latest one comes out but so far all I’ve managed is the first.

TV series I watched:

Doctor Who, series 10:
I have been LOVING this so far! It’s such a promising start to the new season and I’m so excited with the direction the show is heading in. I felt like the previous few series have been a bit meh, but this is definitely more like it!

Call the Midwife, series 5:
Sorry? Did you think I’d actually be done with this by now? I laugh in your face.

The Secrets of Great British Castles, series 1 & 2:
That’s right, kids. I’m now watching the SECOND series of this fantastic historical journey. Call me a nerd all you like.

Riders of Berk, series 1:
This is life right now. How To Train Your Dragon is the JAM and this series is everything I ever needed following those movies. I can’t get enough – and they’re only like 20 minutes! That’s dangerous, I tell ya.

Tick! April done! 

What was your favourite book that you read in April? 

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

11 thoughts on “April Wrap-Up! || 2017

  1. Who are you again? XD You look like your having an amazing time other there! Yay to traveling I can’t wait to see photo’s these are beautiful and make me want to hop on a plane and visit 😀 Also who needs books when you have Disney land, seriously I wouldn’t have read anything either, the books will still be there but experiencing Disney won’t.

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  2. Disney is totally worth the slack!! You are basically living in a fairytale book right now so I think that should count for something. 😀

    PS: Super jealous you got Dumbledore. Hope you had a butterbeer while you were there!

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  3. Ooh I loved all the photos! (Although a 14 hour work day?!? WOAH that sounds super super exhausting!! I hope you got to sleep in after that.😜) And I can imagine how hard it’d be to fit in reading with all that busyness. But I think it’s awesome you’re rereading childhood favourites! I read Letters to the Lost recently and loved it. Also Patrick Ness’ new book Release was ajfdklsad amazing. 😍

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    1. Omg never again will I do a 14hr shift *dies* Duuude! I so so so need to get on and read some Patrick Ness – that’s for sure! I must bump it up my list of Things I WILL Eventually Get To Probably Before I Die But Possibly Not XD XD


  4. Your working 14 hour days and can’t find the time to read? Obviously you are a slacker lol We all go through periods in our lives where it is just impossible to find the time to read. Mine was my last two years of college… I was busy taking 22 credit hour quarters with a baby at home, so between class, homework, studying, and keeping a tiny human alive, I didn’t get to read much for fun lol Unless of course you count criminal law books?

    You don’t have Cinnabon in Australia?! You have cinnamon rolls right? Just not the brand Cinnabon?

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    1. Haha yes indeed, off to book prison I go! I can’t wait to just gorge myself of novels once I have the time. And goodness!! You must’ve been so busy!

      We do have cinnamon rolls! No Cinnabon as far as I’m aware … and truth be told I think they’ve ruined cinnamon rolls for me haha

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