That’s a Wrap! – April 2014

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April was such a crazy exciting month! My new blog design launched – I’m running an awesome Kindle E-reader giveaway and a ton of others – as well as having read all sorts of delicious books.

The April Read that Takes the Cake:

ARCHETYPE by M.D. Waters – This science fiction futuristic dystopian with a touch of romance was an amazing read. I could barely put it down and the concepts were amazing and the future while stark also shows some promise. I am counting the months until I can get my hand on the next book!



The amazing authors that graced me with an interview or guest article:

It never ceases to amaze me that I get to interact with authors now on a daily or weekly basis. To me these folks are rock stars…and me their personal papparazzi. I can remember when I used to go to book signings and I would fumble to even come up with a single question to ask them and now they would probably have to slap some duck tape on me to stop the flow of questions.


A little update on my Goodreads yearly challenge. This year I decided to try for 200 books and so far I’m 8 books ahead with having read 74 out of 200! I was 12 books a head in March but hey at least I’m still ahead.

April 2014 GR challenge

The Reviews I posted in April:


The Bookish Fan Art Up! in April:

HOT NEWS! : Traveling Blogger Book Art Project. I’ll be unveiling my traveling book in the next few weeks and hope that some of you fellow bloggers will be interested in receiving the Art Journal! The plan is you’d whip up some art of your own onto a 2page spread of the art journal then mail it onto the next person. Doesn’t it sound fun? No artistic talent required if you want to collage a page up instead I’m totally open to that – just be creative. Hit me up in the comments or email me if you’re seriously interested.

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Tabitha (Pabkins)

When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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37 Responses to “That’s a Wrap! – April 2014”

  1. Ubliet

    It has been a crazy month! I’m so excited to see your blog launch. I’m looking forward to watching it grow!

  2. Mogsy

    I’m at 82 books so far for this year. Come on, Tabitha, stop slacking!

    (To be totally honest, I am utterly mystified at how I’ve read so much this year already, though I wouldn’t be surprised if a third of those are audiobooks.)
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Yeah the audio books are much slower listens / reads for me because I feel like I don’t absorb as well listening as I do reading. Ok ok yeah I have been slacking. At one point I was 12 books ahead of schedule. The blog design junk took up a lot of time.
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  3. Melliane

    I also tried 200 books this year but you’re a book ahead of me for now. We’ll see how it will evolve with the months.

  4. Richelle Nicole

    When do you have time for anything else?? Are you human? Do you sleep? Hmmmm, hmmmm? You’re an alien or robot, admit it!! Lol.

  5. kimbacaffeinate

    Looks like you are well on your way to reaching your challenge goals. I hope the week has been good to you and the week ahead full of surprises.
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  6. La Coccinelle

    You’re going to read 200 books this year? Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever read that many books in 12 months, challenge or not. Good luck (not that you need it… you seem to be doing great)!
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  7. Charleen

    My goal for the past several years has been 75 books, and even though I’ve met it every time, I never really felt the urge to increase it. This year I finally decided not to set a goal and just read. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it’s my highest year yet, but it’s kind of nice not having an official number I’m shooting for.

    (Okay, so *technically* I’m still in a 75-books group on GR. I’m one of the moderators, so it would feel weird to me to leave just because that’s not my goal anymore. But I’m there more to offer support and organize occasional group activities than to track my own books.)
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      That is a brilliant idea! I haven’t been checking my status on the goal much lately – I used to check it religiously last year. But this year I’m just all about binge reading and then all of a sudden I was 12 ahead. Now I’m only 8 but I’m still hoping that I’ll hit another stride month of reading a book a day.

      Yeah you should totally stick around in that GR group. THey need your support haha.
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  8. Rosie // Rosie Reads

    I do love your new layout! The little book-eating robot makes me smile! And WOW 74 books?! Makes my 19 look measly. Which, I suppose it is.
    I would be so interested in joining the travelling blogger art project as well!

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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Marvelous! I will mark your name and blog down on my notepad to hit you up. I hope you’ll stop by again soon I love it when people are actually interested in my odd ball projects!

      I love my robot as well but I think I might be changing the design again soon. I don’t know if it suits me.
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  9. Nikki

    DUDE! YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON SO FAR I’VE SEEN WHO’S READ MORE BOOKS THAN ME! (I’ve read 73 so far! And my goal is 200 too! HIGH FIVE!)
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  10. Emily @ Oh Magic Hour

    Wow – I had set my goal for 100 books, but have also read 75 books so far this year. I didn’t realize I was on track for 200. I might have to up my goal and we can cheer each other on!

    I just got Stolen Songbird on your recommendation and I am REALLY excited to read it. I’ve also really been meaning to give Saga a try, especially now that I see you gave it 5 stars.
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  11. fishgirl182

    Wow 200 books. My goal this year is less than last year’s at 80 books and I feel like that might even be a challenge. Good for you! Now if only my reviewing pace kept up with my reading pace. But that’s another story. 🙂