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)