Hello! I’m almost sure I had things I wanted to talk about today, but we have a bit of a mini heatwave going on, it’s a Friday, I have revision to do for a 3 hour exam in 4 weeks, and I have work-work to do as well. Oh, and I’m buddy reading A Court of Mist and Fury with Dani, Iris and Chantelle. So right now, my brain has turned to goo. How’s your day going?
My #OTSPSecretSister got me A Darker Shade of Magic, which I’m SO excited to get to, it will be my first V E Schwab read, and hopefully not my last as I’ve heard great things about her books! I’m also loving my HUGE Harry Potter mug, and my lovely bookmarks and snitch jewellery. My sister knows how to make me smile!
This month, even though I have absolutely no need to buy books… I picked up a few from The Works. Now and again I need a little retail therapy to keep me sane, and as The Works is so damn cheap, I can’t feel guilty when I buy stuff from them. I just can’t. I got my hands on The Boleyn King, which I’ve been eyeing up for ages. It’s the alternate history of what may have happened had Anne Boleyn had a son, and it’s supposed to be fantastic. I also picked up The Mime Order. No, I haven’t read The Bone Season yet, but I already own it, so now I can binge them together. I’m hopefully going to a blogger/author meet up in July, so in preparation I purchased a couple of books by some authors who are attending (I might actually get some books signed by authors in the flesh, how exciting!). I got The One I Love and Pack Up The Moon, and I hope to get a couple more, and read them, before attending the event!
Movies and TV Shows:
My sister came to stay with me over a long weekend in April, and as per usual we got nothing done. No work, no blogging, no revision, and no reading. We made up for it by laughing loads and watching so many movies! I saw Thelma and Louise for the first time and was rendered speechless, I laughed and swooned while watching Two Night Stand, things got more serious and gritty with The Suffragette, and we were amazed by Men of Honor.
I’ve also taken a notion to watch all of Gilmore Girls from the start. I’m on Season 1, Episode 11. I feel like I missed out on it when it was originally aired. So lets see how this goes…
Wrappin’ It Up!
- Christina @ Girl in the Pages asks what are your acceptable book conditions?
- Megz @ Barefoot Whispers explains why unrealistic YA is not a problem
- Emz @ Paging Serenity discusses the importance of character psychology
- Bec @ Readers in Wonderland debates to reread or to not reread and discusses the pros and cons of mood reading
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction shares her series dilemma
- Sunny @ A Splash of Ink talks about how book stores can reclaim online shoppers
- Ceilidh @ Bibliodaze discusses the TV habits of her parents
- Cait @ Paper Fury informs us all about the difference between inspiration and plageriaism
In Case You Missed It:
This month I reviewed The Great Gatsby (2.5/5), Night Owls (4/5), and Hot Feminist (4.5/5). I still have tons of reviews to write up, but at least I’m not stressed that I have to read loads in order to have something to review. I have a nice little backlog waiting on me 🙂
Also this month, I posted a Top Ten Tuesday on the BookTubers You Should Be Following, and an Author Guest Post on Mythology in Fiction, as well as celebrating Confessions of a Book Geek turning 2! Yay!
My most popular post in April was my blogoversary for Confessions of a Book Geek turning 2!
What did you get up to in April? Let me know in the comments, and leave a link to your wrap-up!