April in Review

Saturday, April 30, 2011

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April in Review

This month I participated for the first time "officially" in the Read-a-Thon. It was an interesting experience; one where I learned that it's actually hard on the eyes and the brain to read that much at once! My husband participated along with me and we did have a fun quality time so, just for that reason alone, we may both participate again in October.

April was also the UCF Orlando Book Festival where I had so much fun. I'm so happy I was able to attend (and participate as an "official blogger"). I met some awesome authors and got to meet in person some wonderful bloggers I've been following for a while. Can't wait for next year!

I didn't post about it before, but this month I was also interviewed over at The Gatekeeper's Post which is a website about the publishing industry. You can see that here.

As for books, I posted a review for Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea which I loved! Also non-fiction but on a completely different note, Bossypants by Tina Fey was as hilarious and wonderfully Tina Fey as expected. (She happens to be hosting SNL Saturday, May 7th!) My favorite fiction of the reviews I posted this month were Bent Road and Leaving Atlanta.

Other books I reviewed:
And for my throwback this month I featured a classic: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

I'm excited about a lot of the books I plan on reading and/or reviewing in May. I'm currently reading a non-fiction that I'm loving and can't wait to talk about!

10 comments:

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Great bookish activities and readings. Read and enjoyed some of the reviews. thanks

Trisha said...

I love it when people tell me they are currently reading a book they love, but they leave out the title. I like the mystery and anticipation of it. :) Can't wait to hear what it is!

reviewsbylola said...

Glad you enjoyed the read-a-thon. I was bummed that I couldn't participate this time around.

softdrink said...

Looks like April was A Very Good Month!

Zibilee said...

You did have a great month, and I was so excited to get the chance to meet up with you. I can't wait for next year. It's going to be a blast, and the bloggers are going to be out in full force!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Nice! April was gooood.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Nice April! Sounds like fun...I had a pretty good month. I share my wrap-up for the month in MY SUNDAY SALON POST

Tina said...

Secret Garden was one of my favorite books when I was in middle school. My love of reading I think started when I was 8...:)

Looking forward to your May reviews!!

Michelle (my books. my life.) said...

What a fun April you had!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

It looks like you had a pretty successful reading month. i am really enjoying reading your non fiction reviews. you are picking books that really interest me and I like to know your opinion. I unfortunately am NOT reading as much as you!!! Way to go!! :)

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