First up in April, I finally got to go see Ripley's Aquarium of Canada!!
I had been wanting to go ever since I moved to Toronto and I'm so glad I finally got the chance because I absolutely LOVED it! I spent a solid six hours there because I am the type of person who likes to see and read EVERYTHING there is to see and read at these kinds of places. So in the end, I got a TON out of my experience, saw some absolutely breathtaking sea creatures, and got to pet a few of them, too. I would highly recommend going there to anyone who hasn't gone yet, but you should definitely try to avoid peak times because it was PACKED.
April also meant Easter and though I am not religious, Easter for me has always been a time for getting together with family and painting Easter eggs, a tradition I have carried out for as long as I can remember:
And finally, the moment I had been waiting for all month... the Laini Taylor signing event!
Can you spot me? Hee.
And so I got to meet my Queen, the one-and-only, Laini Taylor (in a leopard shirt to show my support for the chimaera):
Zahida of Musings of a YA Reader!
There were three - extremely different - TV shows that I binge watched in April:
Now Girls on the other hand... I'm not sure where I stand with it. I didn't find any of the girls to be particularly relatable, but at least the time of their lives (right out of university and trying to make it in the real world) was a lot more relatable to me than Sex and the City ever was. The girls are all deeply flawed and I found myself actually liking the guys on the show a lot more... still it's a pretty entertaining watch nonetheless!
I also caught up on the latest season of Avatar: The Legend of Korra. Loooovee!! If you've never watched Avatar: The Last Airbender, you definitely should (but please, let's not even think about that abomination that was the M. Night Shyamalan film). And once you've done that, you can get to The Legend of Korra! The animation is sooo gorgeous. But don't take my word for it, see for yourself:
Blog Posts in April:
March Recap: Back Into the Swing of Things
Top Ten Bookish Items That Are THE SHIZ
Waiting On Wednesday: HarperCollins Summer 2014 Catalog
Waiting On Wednesday: Hachette Summer 2014 Catalog
Waiting On Wednesday: Macmillan Summer 2014 Catalog
Review: Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor - 4.5 Stars
Review: Sunrise (Ashfall #3) by Mike Mullin - 4 Stars
Review: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare - 3.5 Stars
Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - 5 Stars
Review: The Wizard's Promise by Cassandra Rose Clarke - 3 Stars