Month in Review: April (APRIL 24TH – APRIL 30th)

Posted May 1, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Memes, The Sunday Post / 14 Comments

The Week in Review

I decided that I would do a weekly recap, and link up with The Sunday Post, which is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, that was inspired in part by In My Mailbox. It’s a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Last week went by pretty rapidly. Mostly because my team and I were preparing for the 5th grade Field Day. It was a success, and the kids had a blast! By the end of the day I was exhausted, and so I came home straight from work and crawled in the bed. Thus, I missed Yallwest’s Preview Night, for which I had tickets. No regrets! I was a dead woman walking, and needed the rest. However, things went better for me on Saturday when I went to the event. I bought The Rose & the Dagger and The Glittering Court. Now there’s no doubt what I’ll read next, as I’ve had an ARC of The Wrath & the Dawn sitting on my bookshelf for over a year. Time to bust it out!

Aside from buying books on my 2016 Must Have list, I also received a few freebies. OwlCrate gave me Da Vinci’s Tiger, First in Line let me grab And I Darken, I won Rook from Scholastic, and my most prized position was an ARC of Marissa Meyer’s Heartless that I received from Fierce Reads. Overall, it was a great day, and I really enjoyed the convention, especially the “Women of Marvel” panel. It was great to see so many women working for the comic giant, and to learn how much growth they’ve had in this area over the past 5 years, or so. Very inspiring!

book haul

last month on the blog

  1. [1 Apr] Never Stop Falling by Ashley Drew ★★★★½
  2. [3 Apr] Month in Review: March (MARCH 28TH – April 2nd)
  3. [4 Apr] Half Lost by Sally Green ★★★★★
  4. [5 Apr] Burning by Danielle Rollins ★★★★½
  5. [6 Apr] Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes ★★★
  6. [10 Apr] The Week in Review: “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” (APRIL 3rd – April 9th)
  7. [11 Apr] Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ★★★★
  8. [12 Apr] The Beast by J. R. Ward ★★★★½
  9. [13 Apr] Sunblind by Michael McBride ★★★★★
  10. [14 Apr] Scandal: The Complete Series by Alison Foster ★★½
  11. [17 Apr] THE WEEK IN REVIEW: (APRIL 10th – APRIL 16TH)
  12. [18 Apr] The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski ★★★★★
  13. [19 Apr] Pucked by Helena Hunting ★★★½
  14. [20 Apr] Room by Emma Donoghue ★★★★★
  15. [23 Apr] Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon: Let’s Get This Party Started!
  16. [24 Apr] THE WEEK IN REVIEW: “Book Nerds, Unite!” (APRIL 17TH – APRIL 23rd)
  17. [25 Apr] The Space Between by Michelle L. Teichman ★★★★½
  18. [26 Apr] Top Ten Tuesday: Five Bookworm Delights
  19. [26 Apr] THE ROSE & THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh
  20. [27 Apr] Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë ★★★
  21. [28 Apr] The Haunting of Blackwood House by Darcy Coates ★★★½
  22. [29 Apr] The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude ★★★

this week on the blog

  • Book Review: Sovereign (The Acquisition Series) by Celia Aaron
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults
  • Book Review: Passenger by Alexandra Braken
  • TBD…

Reading Challenge Update

2018 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2018 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Host: Passages to the Past
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Progress: 1/12 (8%)
1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
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The Backlist Reader Challenge

The Backlist Reader Challenge

Host: The Bookwyrm's Hoard
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Progress: 7/24 (29%)
1 January, 2018 — 31 December, 2018
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14 responses to “Month in Review: April (APRIL 24TH – APRIL 30th)

    • @Angelized_1st

      I can’t wait to read Heartless, but I think I will. The idea of not being able to talk about it with anyone compels me to hang on to it for a while. I enjoyed Passenger. I think the second book will be better, though. Plus, I’m not so sure about the romance yet. I like them together, but not sure if their chemistry is all that. Have you read it? Hopefully, I’ll get my review up by Monday.

    • @Angelized_1st

      Sovereign was pretty good. I couldn’t put it down. Field Day was pretty fun, but so tiring. The kids had a wonderful time, though.

    • @Angelized_1st

      I had a really fun time. I left earlier than I originally planned, because I started feeling badly, but I was happy overall. Plus, as you said, I got some really good books out of it.

  1. Elementary school field day was the best! I wasn’t into the typical sports stuff, but I was always athletic, so I was great at things like rope climbs lol. Anyway, that’s too bad that you missed the first night of Yallwest, but I’m glad you had fun at Saturday 🙂 And yay for freebies!
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    • @Angelized_1st

      It was pretty cool! So many people came out. It’s amazing! Everyone was really friendly, which was great since my niece backed out at the last minute, and I ended up going alone. However, the energy was so great, that it wasn’t a big deal.

    • @Angelized_1st

      I enjoyed it, but I’m not sure it was everything claimed. Still thinking on the book. Probably part of the reason I haven’t written my review yet.

  2. Glad the Field Day went well. It’s funny isn’t it, that a day can be so exhausting that we just want to crawl into bed. I’ve been like that and my working day hasn’t been physically tired, but mentally exhausting… and I’m like… “I can’t person any more!”
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    • @Angelized_1st

      Ha ha ha! That’s been me ever since I returned to work after spring break. I’m just so mentally exhausted, I can barely function, and I’m sleeping. I literally pass out every night, like a robot that’s been powered down. I only have 25 more days, though. I can make it 🙂

    • @Angelized_1st

      I can’t wait to read them! I’m so behind on my reading, though, but I would love to get to them before I begin traveling. Lord knows I’m not packing any books with me. Just my Kindle. I hope you’ve had a good week. Thanks for stopping by!

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