April Wrap-Up

Another month of staying at home, not seeing people and online catch-ups. Being unemployed (because of coronavirus) during this time is strange, because everyone is talking about the struggles of working from home, and I am over here, with lots of free time to spend on reading and other fun stuff!

I am, however, still trying to be productive during this time and keep my mind and body active. With this in mind, I have been trying to do daily yoga, we’re doing daily dog walks in the woods near our house, I am working on refreshing my Russian and I have recently started learning the birds of this area.

For those of you that don’t know, I trained and worked in South Africa as a safari guide, for nearly 3 years. During that time, I became a proper bird nerd, so it feels strange to me walking in the woods at home and not recognizing each bird that I see or hear. So I’m learning!

Anyway, without further ado, here are the books I read this month:

Life on Air, by David Attenborough

The Devil’s Feather, by Minette Walters

The Einstein Girl, by Philip Sington

The Evolution of Beauty, by Richard O. Prum

Step By Step, by Simon Reeve

Apologize, Apologize!, by Elizabeth Kelly

And I am currently reading What She Left, by T. R. Richmond.

This list is a little shorter than I had expected or hoped. I got a little bit stuck on The Evolution of Beauty, which was quite a heavy book (both literally and figuratively) so I was a bit slow reading that one.

My boyfriend says he can always tell when I’m reading a book I love because I hardly ever put it down. Whereas if I’m reading something which hasn’t really caught my attention, I will be watching YouTube videos or Netflix or baking, but not really reading very much. I guess I found a good one and he knows me quite well!

What books did you read this month? Do you see any here that you might want to read?

PS: If you are looking for something to binge-watch on YouTube during isolation, I recommend Kara and Nate. They have travelled to 100 countries and filmed everything along the way. I love them! And I have been travelling vicariously through them since I can’t actually travel at the moment.

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