Month Ahead // Going Off Grid – April

Oh it’s been two months since I last went on hiatus? Sounds about time for another one.

Listen, would it be Use Your Words without a hiatus every couple of months? No. Absolutely not.

March was…a lot, to say the least. So I’m switching off and going into hiding for awhile.

But first I want to share what I have planned for while I’m away!

If you would like to buy any of the following books please consider using my Book Depository Affliate link!

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👩‍💻 ContemporApril 👩‍💻

ContemporApril is the topic this month for Devour Your TBR.

Time to read all those contemporary books sitting on your shelf!

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🔍 UnsolvedAThon 🔎

UnsolvedAThon was created by Laura @ The Book Corps!

This readathon is based on the Youtube series, Buzzfeed Unsolved, where supernatural believer Ryan tells his friend, skeptical Shane, about a famous supernatural or true crime case — all of which are unsolved.

love Buzzfeed Unsolved! Ryan and Shane’s dynamic is perfect and I can’t help but think about how much more perfect it would be if my mum joined them because that woman has seen some shit.

When I saw Laura’s new readathon I knew I had to participate.

Now, the rules are to pick either Ryan’s or Shane’s path and to read a different book for each clue, ten in total. But I’m terrible at following rules so I’m bending them to fit me. Also I can’t read 10 books in a month at the moment, it’s just not possible.

So I’m picking a clue from either Ryan’s or Shane’s path for each step. They will still be in order, I’m just skipping between paths a little.
Also for some of the clues I have books for each path so I’m including those as well.
And I’m using books more than once! SO my TBR is gonna look a little different!

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UnsolvedAThon TBR

*Means that I had books for both clues.

Clue 1*

[Ryan’s Path] The Search for the Mysterious Mothman – Read a book about a mythical creature or a monster.

[Shane’s Path] The Harrowing Hunt for Bigfoot – Read a book about a mythical creature/monster.

the rook the chequy files TCFThe Rook│The Checquy Files #1│Daniel O’Malley│📖🔆🧠│📖🌏│🔎│🔄

Clue 2

[Shane’s Path] The Strange Disappearance of D.B. Cooper – Read a mystery or thriller book.

The Rook│The Checquy Files #1│Daniel O’Malley│📖🔆🧠│📖🌏│🔎│🔄

Clue 3

[Shane’s Path] The Haunting of the Salem Witch Trials – Read a book involving witches.

Toil & Trouble│Tess Sharpe│📖🏳️‍🌈💋🔆🙏🏻🧠🚬🌹🚺│📖🌏│🔎│▶️

Clue 4

[Shane’s Path] The Horrifying Murders of the Zodiac Killer – Read a retelling.

Toil & Trouble│Tess Sharpe│📖🏳️‍🌈💋🔆🙏🏻🧠🚬🌹🚺│📖🌏│🔎│▶️

Specifically – Daughters of Baba Yaga by Brenna Yovanoff

Clue 5

[Shane’s Path] The Secret Society of the Illuminati – Read a book about or involving a secret society.

The Rook│The Checquy Files #1│Daniel O’Malley│📖🔆🧠│📖🌏│🔎│🔄

Clue 6

[Ryan’s Path] The Enigmatic Death of the Isdal Woman – Read a book involving spies or espionage.

the morning star shadow of the templar SOTTThe Morning Star│Shadow of the Templar #1│M. Chandler│📖📱🏳️‍🌈📖🌏│👩‍💻🔎│

Clue 7

[Ryan’s Path] The Haunting of Hannah Williams – Read a book involving ghosts or spirits.

City of Bones│Cassidy Blake #1│Victoria Schwab│📖🔆│📖🌏│🔎│

Clue 8*

[Ryan’s Path] The Historic Disappearance of Louis Le Prince – Read an unknown book or a book that has less than 500 ratings on Goodreads.

Rad Girls Can│Kate Schatz│📥💚🔆🙏🏻♿️🌹➕🚺│📥🌏│🔎│▶️

[Shane’s Path] The Thrilling Gardner Museum Heist – Read a book involving a heist or thieves.

The Morning Star│Shadow of the Templar #1│M. Chandler│📖📱🏳️‍🌈📖🌏│👩‍💻🔎│

Clue 9*

[Ryan’s Path] The Haunted Town of Tombstone – Read a book about an outlaw/a group of outlaws.

The Morning Star│Shadow of the Templar #1│M. Chandler│📖📱🏳️‍🌈📖🌏│👩‍💻🔎│

[Shane’s Path] Horrifying Cases of Ghosts and Demons – Read a collection of short stories/anthology.*

Toil & Trouble│Tess Sharpe│📖🏳️‍🌈💋🔆🙏🏻🧠🚬🌹🚺│📖🌏│🔎│▶️

Clue 10

[Ryan’s Path] The Odd Vanishing of Amelia Earhart – Read a book with a female main character.

The Rook│The Checquy Files #1│Daniel O’Malley│📖🔆🧠│📖🌏│🔄

Toil & Trouble│Tess Sharpe│📖🏳️‍🌈💋🔆🙏🏻🧠🚬🌹🚺│📖🌏│🔎│▶️

City of Bones│Cassidy Blake #1│Victoria Schwab│📖🔆│📖🌏│

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TBR

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│Murasaki Shikibu│Khutlun│Sayyida Al-Hurra│Mochizuki Chiyome│Doña Ana Lezama De Urinza & Doña Eustaquia De Sonza│Bygone Badass Broads│Mackenzi Lee│📖│🔆🚺│🌏⚡│▶️

│”Stagecoach” Mary Fields│Yennenga│Annie Jump Cannon│Wilma Rudolph│Alfhild│Calafia│Keumalahayati│Marie Marvingt│Iara│Jane Dieulafoy│Rejected Princesses│Jason Porath│📖│🔆🌹🚺│📖🌏✨│▶️

Structured TBR

Must Read:  6/5│📥 1/1│📤 0/0│📖 4/2│🌏 5/3│ 10/10│ 5/5│

Allowances: 📚 0/1│📲 0/0│📕 1/0│📗 0/0🎧 1/1│


Past Grey Reads

☁️ Book Review // Girl Made of Stars – I Am Broken

☁️ Grey Reads // Everything’s On Fire and I Couldn’t Be Happier – Girls of Paper and Fire

☁️ Grey Reads // Bloody Moors & Candy Castles – The Wayward Children 2 & 3


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Game of Thrones│Season 2-3│📺│2011│💭 David Benioff, D.B. Weiss│🌟 Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington│

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The Bold Type│Season 3│📺│2017│💭 Sarah Watson│🌟 Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy│

Brooklyn Nine-Nine│Season 6│📺│2013│💭 Daniel J. Goor, Michael Schur│🌟 Andre Braugher, Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz│Watching weekly episodes│

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RuPaul’s Drag Race│Season 11│📺│2009│💭 RuPaul│🌟RuPaul, Michelle Visage│Watching weekly episodes│

On My Block│Season 2│📺│2018│💭 Eddie Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft, Lauren Iungerich│🌟 Sierra Capri, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco│

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Captain Marvel│🎥│2019│🎬 Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck│🌟 Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn│

Avengers Endgame│🎥│2019│🎬 Anthony Russo, Joe Russo│🌟 Brie Larson, Winston Duke, Karen Gillan│

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Us│🎥│2019│🎬 Jordan Peele│🌟 Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss│


Past Grey Watches

☁️ Grey Watches // I Hate It So Much I Love It – A Christmas Prince

☁️ Grey Watches // It Has To Be A Shit Show – A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

☁️ Grey Watches // I Wanna Bone Jude Law and Kate Winslet – The Holiday


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I’ll be taking the rest of the month off blogging because I need to centre myself or whatever. Last month took a huge toll on me and I need some breathing room and to relax a little…well a lot, actually.

Blogging isn’t the only thing I’m taking a break from. I’ve also taken a page out of Elise’s @ The Bookish Actress book and decided to delete social media apps off my phone.

Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr are all gone. Those are the three I waste the most time on and I need to take that time and apply it to books instead. Also it always makes me sad or angry, with very few bursts of happiness in between that come in the form of animal and baby videos, which I can find on Youtube. If this goes well I’ll be continuing with it and just checking my notifications maybe once or twice a month. We’ll see!

I’m also visiting my Aunt for a few days this month to get away and get some clean air and be one with nature…More like I’ll sit on my ass for most of my time there talking non-stop with my aunt and cousins and playing with their babies. It still blows my mind that I’m at the age where my cousins have kids!
But I’m determined to still go for walks while I’m there, but with a change of scenerythe beach! And hopefully I’ll read a fair bit too!

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Goals

☁️ Get back to going for walks on most days, if not 6 days a week. Baby steps again

☁️ Read and read and read and read

☁️ Keep Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr deleted off my phone

☁️ Get some blog posts banked up

☁️ Enter quotes and finish reviews for all read books

☁️ Try to use Google Calendar more and make some digital planning spreadsheets because physical planner is too time consuming and annoying but I still need to stay organized

☁️ Maybe start writing??? Like just one scene. Please


Past Monthly Posts

☁️ February Ahead // I’m Finally Going To Read The Raven Cycle Series & It’s Black History Month + A Great Resource for Education!!!!!

☁️ Month in Review // I FINALLY CHANGED MY NAME – February

☁️ Month Ahead // Writers Week, Comedy & Too Much To Do – March

☁️ Month in Review // The Month From Hell – March


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See you again in May

What are you doing this month?
What are you reading?
What are you watching?

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