Monthly Wrap-Up: April

Posted on May 2, 2021 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Wrap-up / 26 Comments

April was turning out to be a pretty good month until the final week when everything went topsy-turvy.  The undesirable customer service of the banks, made worse by COVID, makes me dread having to deal with them. The bank which holds my loan and from which I received my credit card, upgraded their credit card platform. However, the upgrade affected not only the credit card platform, but also online transfers and bill payments. Bottom line monies I transferred from my salary account did not make it into the account I used for paying my bills.  No one could tell me where my money went. As a result, I could not make my credit card and loan payments on time.  I am now saddled with a late payment fee and the bank refuses to take responsibility. If that was not bad enough when the funds were credited to my salary account, I went into the bank to make the payments.  I did not want to risk making another online transfer. Huge mistake. It took four (4) hours before I got through with my transactions. So I spent the last week of April trying to sort through this mess, which has left me tired and frustrated.




  1. [3 Apr] Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison ★★★★
  2. [5 Apr] 330 Love Ln by Mika Jolie ★★★★
  3. [6 Apr] Southern Heart by Natasha Madison ★★★★½
  4. [9 Apr] My True Love by Melissa Foster ★★★★½
  5. [12 Apr] Grimoires and Gingerbread: A Sugar Shack Witch Mystery Christmas Novella by Danielle Garrett ★★★★
  6. [14 Apr] Undercurrent by Kaylea Cross ★★★★
  7. [16 Apr] Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold ★★★★½
  8. [20 Apr] The Marriage He Demands by Brenda Jackson ★★★½
  9. [22 Apr] A Change in Tide by Freya Barker ★★★★
  10. [26 Apr] How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards ★★★½
  11. [27 Apr] Wright with Benefits by K.A. Linde ★★★★½
  12. [27 Apr] One Wright Stand by K.A. Linde ★★★★
  13. [29 Apr] Her Child to Protect by Delores Fossen ★★★★
  14. [30 Apr] Scorched by Darkness by Felicity Heaton ★★★★★


Books Read and Reviewed

I read fourteen (14)  books in April and posted reviews for them all.

Book Stats

Books Read- 14

Audiobooks- 2

ebooks- 12

Total Books completed to date – 50

Average days per book – 1.9

Total Pages Read to date- 14,856

Reading Challenges

I am at fifty-two percent (52%) of The New Release Challenge, thirty percent (13%) of The Kindle Unlimited Challenge, thirty-seven percent  (37%) of The Audio Book Challenge, seventy-two (72%) in the Netgalley and Edelweiss Challenge, sixty-two (62%) into COYER and fifty-eight percent (58%) in the A-Z reading challenge At, the time of me writing this post I was eighteen (18) books ahead in my Goodreads Challenge.


Favourite Book of the Month

A Sample of the Books Scheduled for May

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How was your reading for the month of April? What are you planning to read in April?


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26 responses to “Monthly Wrap-Up: April

  1. I am shocked by the service you received at the bank. Did you lodge a formal complaint? You should, and you should do it in writing. Sorry you had to endure all that

  2. What a hot mess with that bank! That happened to me years ago with a different bank than I use now- bills were overdue and cost me fees because the money didn’t wire into the right accounts. Feel your pain. 🙁
    Way to go on your reading and challenge goals for the month.
    Hopefully, May will be much better. 🙂

  3. Tough break with the banking mess. Technology has made our lives so much easier – but when there is a snag, it is like a plague of curses

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your trouble with the bank. I hate it when the customer gets penalized for the bank’s mistake. I have been forced to pay significant late fees because the post office took weeks to get an envelope across town. So frustrating!

  5. Hope the bank or your company does something to make things better with this mess that you had to clear up..