Happenings Vol.5   (April Wrap Up)

Wrap Up

Man, this was an intense month. I’m trying to get ready for the upcoming Readathon I’m participating in (more below), and so I’m trying to stretch my reading time.

I was doing well, but the end of the month got away from me, so sadly I had to drop The Circle from this month’s TBR. Though with what I’ve seen with the movie reviews, I might have dodged a bullet. I still want to read The Circle, it just won’t be anytime soon.

Other than that, I had a great month of reading. We Are Okay was the biggest surprise for me, and I really want to buy a copy now. Just got to wait for that paperback!

What I Read in April:

Everything Belongs to Us – Yoojin Grace Wuertz     7/10

We Are Okay – Nina LaCour     10/10

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot     8/10

Things We Lost in the Fire – Mariana Enriquez     8/10

The Lost City of Z – David Grann     6/10

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood     8/10

My Antonia – Willa Cather     8/10

I also talked about books I’ve DNF since the beginning of the year and the reasons for leaving them behind.

‘Bout of Books’ Read-a-ton #19


Time to bury myself in books for a week! My Sign-up post has more details, but in short I want to complete five books this time around. From my pace last time I think it’s possible to achieve, but might be intense. I tried to pick books that I’m excited for and will hopefully keep my attention.

I can’t afford a slow read for this!

I’m also going to participate more in the activities that B.O.B. hosts on a daily basis, so I’ll be posting daily updates throughout the week.

Come join me May 8th – 14th when the Bout Of Books Readathon will take over the blog!

Book Con 2017


Last year I went to Book Con in Chicago, and even though I had some issues with the event, I still had a good time. I wanted to try out the BEA (aka BookExpo) that’s the three days following up to the Book Con, but BEA got super strict on the amount of bloggers/booktubers that could attend.

Even though I feel great about how things are going with the site, especially the last six months, I didn’t think I was any where near BEA’s expectations. I’m not upset by these changes like some, I’m just sad that this happened before I could attend one.

This year at BookCon, my only expectation is to go with the flow. Also to know it’s okay to not pick up every single free book/ARC I see. Last year I got caught up in the frenzy and picked up some books that I would never read, but convinced myself in the moment that I would.

We will see how I fair this time around. I did pick up Dark Matter and Holding Up the Universe last year, so the craziness was worth it. Will it be worth it this year? (Most likely)


Best Wishes and Happy Readings!


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