That’s a Wrap! – April has me getting closer to normal reading speed! I jumped back up to 17 books read this past month. Up from the 9 I read during March. So definite improvements there.
Not Yet Read News:
- I’m pretty proud of myself that out of the 30 days in April I only missed posting content on 5 of those days!! Though I haven’t been very good at keeping up with commenting back because I just haven’t had as much of the time.
- Just for now – I’m trying to visit back blogs and read/comment there more so then replying to comments on my posts since I have such limited computer time. And I’d much rather visit my bloggy friends to see what they’ve been up to / reading. But I’m trying to comment back here as I have the time as well.
About Me Junk:
- SICK SICK SICK! I’ve been so nasty sick. The toddler gave me and the baby the funkiest cold ever. So the only one in the house who hasn’t caught this plague has been the husband. And thank goodness otherwise we’d all have starved to death! Oh and my voice sounds like Darth Vader right now.
- I’m still crunching away on audio books because they are such an easy way to read while still holding the baby. But I’m also reading much more on my ereader. I got an early Mother’s day present – a NEW KINDLE VOYAGE! (with the citron origami cover). I am so suprised that I like this cover as much as I do. The baby has been wanting to snuggle laying down constantly in order for him to fall asleep. So I prop the stand up and lay down and read over his head and flick to the next page with a finger. Pretty groovy.
- Currently reading: KNIGHT’S SHADOW by Sebastien de Castell
- Currently listening to: CURSED MOON by Jaye Wells – actually I’ll finish this in an hour and move onto GRACE OF KINGS by Ken Liu
- Currently Watching: IS IT WRONG TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON on CrunchyRoll – I subscribe to this anime streaming service for like $7 a month and really its because my husband. We both love anime but he’s the one that watches it on a daily basis and reads tons of manga. There is this new anime that just started a few weeks ago. It’s a fantasy one with an RPG type twist. Where there are adventurers and they go into the dungeon and kill monsters. Anyways its sweet and funny, I highly recommend this fantasy action adventure anime!
- Currently crafting: Nothing – I’m a failure. The sickness has hit me so hard that I don’t have the energy!
BOOK INBOUND and OUTBOUND STATS
This section is really just for my own records to keep track of what books have entered my house during the month whether I bought, borrowed, received for review, unsolicited surprises or was gifted them and the count of whether I was able to get enough review books read to stay caught up.
Review Books/Audio received – 24
Unsolicited books – 5
Gifted, Purchased and Won books – 13
Total books received added to review TBR (does not include unsolicited and gifted/purchased/won books) – 24
Review Books read – 15
Personal books read – 2
Total Books read – 17
Status – 24 – 15 = 9
LIST OF ALL APRIL INBOUND BOOKS
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– PRUDENCE by Gail Carriger (Hachette) – read – marvelous!
– JINN AND JUICE by Nicole Peeler (Hachette) – read – enjoyable
– THE MECHANICAL by Ian Tregillis (Hachette)
– CURSED MOON by Jaye Wells (Recorded books) – almost done
– AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir (Listening Library) – read – great!
– THE MAD APPRENTICE by Django Wexler (Listening Library)
– THE EDGE OF FOREVER by Melissa E. Hurst (edel)
– THE TEMPLE OF DOUBT (edel)
– ASH & BRAMBLE (edel) – a fairytale retelling?
– DREAMLAND (edel)
– THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness (edel)
– DAY SHIFT by Charlaine Harris (HC)
– THE GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH by Martha Brockenbrough (HC)
– END OF DAYS by Susan Ee (TP & arc)
– PIP BARTLETT’S GUIDE TO MAGICAL CREATURES (HC)
– THE SHATTERED COURT by M.J. Scott – read
– THE UNDYING LEGION by Clay and Susan Griffith (NG)
– THE CONQUERING DARK by Clay and Susan Griffith (NG)
– THE DRAGONS OF HEAVEN by Alyc Helms (NG)
– DAUGHTER OF DUSK by Livia Blackburn (NG) – already beta read this one
– ALIVE by Scott Sigler (NG)
– PURE MAGIC (black dog #2) by Rachel Neumeier (earc)
– THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh (earc – First to Read)
– HEXED by Michael Alan Nelson (TP)
LIBRARY, GIFTED or PURCHASED
– THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir (purchased audio)
– LIBRIOMANCER by Jim C. Hines (purchased audio) – already own HC
– THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER by (library audio) – read – already own a review HC
– LOKI’S WOLVES by Kelley Armstrong & M.A. Marr (library ebook) – old earc
– THE VAGRANT by Peter Newman (purchased audio)
– HAMMERED by Kevin Hearne (puchased audio)
– THE GRACE OF KINGS by Ken Liu (purchased audio) – I actually received the HC for review but know I won’t be able to “read” it so plan to listen instead.
– DEADLY SPELLS by Jaye Wells (purchased audio)
– THE COURAGE OF CAT CAMPBELL by Natasha Lowe (arc) – gifted from Anya
– THE LUCK UGLIES by Paul Durham (arc) – gifted from Anya
– THE DYERVILLE TALES by M.P? Kozlowsky (arc) – gifted from Anya
– ANIMAS: LEGACY OF THE CLAW by C.R. Grey (arc) – gifted from Anya
– THE FOG DIVER by Joel Ross (arc) – gifted from Anya
– KITTY SAVES THE WORLD by Carrie Vaughn – have only read book#1
– BINARY by Stephanie Saulter
– FACES by E.C. Blake – will definitely read as it’s the last in the trilogy
– ELENA VANISHING by Elena & Clare B. Dunkle (HC) – does anyone want this and the one below it. its nonfiction
– HOPE AND OTHER LUXURIES by Clare B. Dunkle (HC)
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APRIL Top Shelf
So completely TOTALLY amazing you have no idea! I LOVED this book so much that I thought about it literally for days afterwards. In the middle of the night walking around rocking the baby to sleep even. It was that good. Now among my favorites!!
BOOKS I READ IN APRIL!
I’ve definitely done way better this past month knocking the books out. Here is hoping next month is even better! I’m gonna shoot for at least 20 in May!
– GOLDEN SON by Pierce Brown (audio)
– UPROOTED by Naomi Novik
– FINN FANCY NECROMANCY by Randy Hendersen
– UNSEEMLY SCIENCE by Rod Duncan
– PRUDENCE by Gail Carriger (audio)
– HEXED by Keven Hearne (audio)
– THE THICKETY: A PATH BEGINS by A.J. White (audio)
– HYPERBOLE AND A HALF by Allie Brosh
– JINN AND JUICE by Nicole Peeler (audio)
– THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY by Django Wexler (audio)
– THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT by Melissa Grey
– THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER by Melinda Salisbury (audio)
– BECOMING JINN by Lori Goldstien
– THE SHADOW REVOLUTION by Clay and Susan Griffith
– THE SHATTERED COURT by M.J. Scott
– AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir (audio)
– MAGONIA by Maria Dahvana Headley
Book Reviews by Tabitha:
- Review: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman ★★★★
- Review: The Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente ★★★★½
- Review: Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynn Valente ★★★★
- Review: Touch by Claire North ★★★★
- Review: Red Rising and Golden Son by Pierce Brown ★★★★★
- Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs ★★★★
- Review: The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter by Rod Duncan ★★★★
- Review: Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge ★★★
- Review: Prudence by Gail Carriger ★★★★½
- Review: Finn Fancy Necromancy by Randy Henderson ★★★★
- Review: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey ★★★
- Review: Unseemly Science by Rod Duncan ★★★
- Review: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie ★★★
- Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury ★½
- Review: The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White ★★★★
- Review: Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein ★★½
- Review: Hexed by Kevin Hearne ★★★★
- Review: Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler ★★★½
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