first book of the year | april wrap-up

I did it! I finally did it! I finished reading a book this year!

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Thank you, thank you. I’ve been in a reading slump for a while now, and finally finishing a book feels so good. I’ve started books, put them down, and abandoned them.

I haven’t logged onto NetGalley in ages, my physical ARCs have piled up, and my bookshelves are now a majority of unread books. So that doesn’t help my slump, but what can you do?

So what was this slump crushing book, you ask?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the Illustrated Edition. Now I know what you’re probably thinking, but hear me out.

Some people say when times are hard, turn to the things that comfort you. When I was a child, and was forced to grow up fast, books were my refuge.

I found solace in the pages of books – in a Magical Tree House, Hogwarts, and Camp Half-Blood. So I decided to board the Hogwarts Express, because “Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”

What books did you finish this past month?