Where the hell did April go?!? 2015 seems to be going past much quicker than I was expecting it to – we’ll be at the halfway mark to Christmas shortly, and that is just scary! This month felt like a bit of a bust for me, but we’ll put together the monthly wrap-up anyways to see how I got on…
Next month will be a pretty big haul – it’s a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, and that means sales, which equals me being weak when it comes to new books for £1 each…
This month, I did pick up Slammed by Colleen Hoover, and devoured it! I immediately went online and purchased This Girl and Point of Retreat. I don’t know which order these go in, and when I tried to see if the books were helpfully numbered I accidentally read a massive spoiler in one of the blurbs. So, I’ll not be doing that again.
Movies and TV Shows:
This month I’ve been binging Gossip Girl on Netflix. I have a habit of periodically re-watching TV shows I’ve already finished. My friends think I’m crazy as there are so many amazing new TV shows I’m missing out on, which is true, but I’m a creature of habit! I also watched and enjoyed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and completely fell in love with a movie starring Bradley Cooper called Words. You should look it up, Book Geeks will not be disappointed!
Wrappin’ It Up!
- Cait @ Paper Fury talks about talented teenage authors and the ten types of fangirls
- Anne @ Lovely Literature asks why there aren’t more reverse adaptations
- Allie @ Little Birdie Books explains why 5 stars can still mean different things for different books
- Trish @ Between My Lines explores the benefits of book reviews
- Hannah @ So Obsessed With gets the entire blogging community hooked on Foxi Doris!
- Laura @ Laura Plus Books wrote a hilarious post called Why Do All The Boys Love Me?
- Ashley @ Nose Graze shares her lessons learned for 3 years of blogging *warning* this post inspired my blogestential crisis!
- Magan @ Rather Be Reading delves into Diversity with books about step-families and reading recommendations!
- Amanda @ Of Spectacles and Books talks scorn for reading YA literature
- Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf shares books every creative person needs Part 1 & Part 2
- Claire @ Cover to Cover wrote a fantastic piece on why children aren’t reading
- Lisa @ Bookish Broads realises we’re format twins when she looks into different book formats
- Stormy @ Book. Blog. Bake talks rounding up or down star ratings
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction encourages book bloggers to use each others’ affiliate links when buying books
- Lucy @ The Reading Date shares her thoughts on Scribd and offers you 3 months free!
As always, I’m linking to the latest Oh, The Books! weekly recap post so you can find more amazing things to read!
In Case You Missed It:
My reading just about picked up again towards the end of April, but the blog has been light on reviews, going to get plenty scheduled this weekend! Check out my measley one review for We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach (2.5/5)…
This month I also posted a quarterly Challenge Check-In, talked about how I’m being a Bad Blogger and what I want to do to change that, and I responded to BookTuber Ariel Bissett’s video with a post called You Want Me To DEFACE My Books!? I waxed poetic about what makes a great reader and hosted a guest post by author Melanie Ansley who thinks animal stories aren’t just for kids! April was a pretty quiet month on the blog overall, I’m hoping for much more from May!
Here is hoping for a much busier month on the blog in May! What’s been happening in your month, Book Geeks?