Personal Update & April Wrap-Up
I wanted to give a bit of a personal update on what to expect in the next few months on this blog.
I’ve mentioned here and there that I am expecting a baby (now in two weeks–which is crazy). Because of prepping for his arrival, as well as having family visit from overseas (and work), I’ve been incredibly busy, and have really struggled with keeping up with daily blogging. I decided for my sake that I need to back off for a while with some book-related commitments. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done that I need to. And, well, my family comes before blogging.
Anyways, for the months of May, June, and probably well into July, you may not see me posting as often as normal. While I deeply wish I could, I also won’t be able to blog hop and stay on top of what everyone else will be up to, which makes me very sad. To any of you fellow bloggers who continue to support my blog even when I haven’t been able to reciprocate, I am deeply grateful for your support and commitment! It means the world to me! Once things get into a routine, I should have time to get more involved again.
Until then, my Thursday Blog Trots will be on hold, along with some Top 5 Wednesday posts. The month of May was a free-for-all month with T5W, and I just didn’t have time to make my own prompts. Therefore, you won’t be seeing any of those until June (possibly.)
With all of that being said, here’s a rather uneventful wrap-up for the month of April!
What I Read & Reviewed
- The Oracle Queen by Kendare Blake
- Children of Daedala by Caighlan Smith
- Identity by Ted Dekker
- Bacon Pie by Candace Robinson & Gerardo Delgadillo
- The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
- Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
- My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
- Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young
- Prince of the South by Ava Richardson
- The Glass Dog by L. Frank Baum
What I Read But Still Need To Review
- Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol (tentative 2.5 stars)
- Traitor Born by Amy A. Bartol (tentative 3 stars)
Catch-Up Reviews Written
Top 5 Wednesday Meme
Thursday Blog Trot Meme / Around the Blogosphere
Fairy Tale Friday Meme
Down The TBR Hole
Other Noteable Posts
Beat The Backlist Reading Challenge
In April, I contributed a total of 31 points for the Story Sorcerers team. (AND WE WON!)
Nada de nada. 🙁
Goodreads Reading Challenge
So, my Goodreads challenge has suffered. I had originally aimed to read 200 books this year, but it called for me to finish a book every two days, and I just couldn’t keep up. I ended up lowering my goal to 100 because it didn’t cause me anxiety to look at it like 200 did. I’m hoping I can still reach 200, but this year may be too eventful to get there.
#ARCsAnonymous Goodreads Group Challenge
Due to the chosen challenge topic, I didn’t participate in the #ARCsAnonymous challenge in April.