on the blog
If you are following me on Twitter or, I guess, checking my blog every day, you’ll have noticed that my host (I think, they weren’t very clear) deleted my blog for a couple of days. So that was the big thing that happened over here last month, and it nearly caused me to have a panic attack. Other than that, the usual reviews have been going up. Tatum adored A Breath of Frost, which makes me happy because this was an unsolicited review copy, but was a little disappointed by We Were Liars. She was NOT a fan of A Tale of Two Cities, which saddens me because I thought Dickens was a god. She also read Killer Instinct, which was a really bloody offensive book. She loved Rebecca though, along with The Museum of Extraordinary Things.
As for me, I reviewed Far From You which I absolutely adored and I will continue to push this book until the end of time. Nil was a little bit disappointing, because I didn’t feel it took proper advantage of the setting. Split Second wasn’t as good as Pivot Point, but it was still pretty awesome. I reviewed A Girl of Fire and Thorns, which was a fantastic read and I can’t wait to finish off this trilogy. Great was a fairly good read, especially as a Gatsby fan.
I took part in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, and read a lot of books. I’m proud of myself! I also posted my April/March book haul, which included a lot of books. I should probably go on a ban. Ha. For our book club we discussed (read: ranted about) Dare Me. It was not a good book. Don’t listen to Tatum when she tells you that it is.
And to wrap all that up, I launched a new feature: BOOKS IN MOTION. I’d been wanting to post movie reviews on the blog for a long time, and I especially wanted to post about book adaptations. The Divergent movie provided me with the perfect opportunity to do just that! I’m really excited about this feature, and to discuss various movies with you all!
me in april
As far as ~real life~ goes, I didn’t really do much! I’ve been going to work during the week, and relaxing over the weekends. Oh, I did have a fabulous Easter and ate twenty billion eggs (approx.), and I still want more. I returned to Booktube, which was both exciting and scary, but I got the most amazing response from my friends and viewers, so I’m thrilled to continue making bookish videos. I’m also in the middle of Skyrim, and trying not to buy any other video games until I’m at least 75% of the way through the main story. But I keep getting distracted by everything else and going off to do side quests and discover new places! Other than that, I’m mostly in awe over the fact that it’s already May, and my baby brother is going to be 13 this month. Agh!
I read so many books in April, and it’s mostly thanks to Dewey’s Readathon. I had a blast, and I hope that my reading mojo stays with me throughout the month of May. I would hate to get into a slump!
book of the month giveaway
I think it was obvious to everybody here what my Book of the Month was going to be. If you thought otherwise then I’m wondering where you have been! As with all my giveaways, this one is international as long as Book Depository ships to you. All you have to do to enter is fill in the Rafflecopter stuff below. Good luck!
looking forward to…
The biggest thing I’m looking forward to in May is the launch of a second new feature. It won’t be happening until later on in the month, but I’m having so much fun preparing it. I’m also excited for my second Books in Motion post, as well as our book club discussion on Vicious by Victoria Schwab. Bout of Books is happening again, and I’ll be taking part, of course! I’m hoping to get back into commenting regularly now that my trips and all that malarkey are out of the way. I miss visiting my favourite blogs regularly.
Let me know how April was for you, and what you’re looking forward to in May! Are you going to do the Bout of Books readathon? How many books did you read in April, and what was your favourite? I’d love to know!