Apr 12, 2014

March On, Spring Into April

Ack, better late than never, right? It's time to say goodbye to March and hopefully say hello to better weather! (And for the mostish part, I'll be pretending April hasn't happened yet.)

I read and finished a whopping THREE BOOKS this month!

-The Cellar by Natasha Preston
-The Savages by Matt Whyman
-Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

And there a few books I have yet to finish or have put aside, because I'm in a rut of meh books.

I reviewed five books this month. For me, that's not too shabby, though it could be MUCH better. (Click titles for reviews.)

-The Cellar by Natasha Preston: Good idea, not-so-good execution.
-The Savages by Matt Whyman: I think I was hoping for more horror and creepiness from a family of cannibals.
-Vicious by V.E. Schwab: I didn't love it, but this book is quite good (and has great characters).
-Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige: This did not live up to the hype.
-Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas: Ugh, this book, I CANNOT.

Best Book of the Month
I'm going to cheat and say two books I started during March and plan to hopefully finish during April, for the three books I read in March are not standouts. 

Weekly Posts
I begged you not to grab your torches and pitchforks because of some of the authors I haven't read, and then I shared ten of my favorite contemporary novels. My Spring 2014 TBR list was posted, as well as what's on my bookish bucket (book bag?) list.

Other Posts
Blog tours hit Beauty and the Bookshelf for Patrick Carman's Tremor, Michelle A. Hansen's Before They Find Us, and my writing process. I also revealed the cover for Mortal Gods, and Kendare Blake teased a scene via stick people! Oh, and I had an interview...with myself.

I shared some spinetry (book poetry!), as well as feel good music and some songs that are kind of WTF.

And last but not least, I had the luck and fortune to be able to attend the Seattle Divergent red carpet and prescreening!

Sigh. I didn't go to any signings. But I had book club, and we discussed Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs!

Blogging Issues
I'm in a book and blogging slump, so BOO!

I'm hoping I climb out of this book slump because it totally sucks and I am SO BEHIND on my reading list it's bad.

I turned twenty-one on April 6! But I don't drink, so...However, I can now win any concert tickets and go to concerts at the casinos, so woo hoo!

New Releases
Here are some of the April releases that I'm looking forward to most.

Amazon's shipping this to me now, so the pretty cover will soon be mine!

Ugh, this sounds so stinkin' cute!

New Kimberly Derting (love her Body Finder series), and I'll be going to the launch party!

The best part of April, besides my birthday (duh--which, by the way, marked one month until The One and two months until The Fault in Our Stars movie)? It's the start of several upcoming book signings! April brings Kelley Armstrong, James Dashner, Gillian Flynn, and more to Seattle!

And that's all for now, folks! Goodbye leprechuans, hello bunnies! (And candy.)


  1. I'm actually looking forward on reading Dorothy Must Die. I ordered a copy a few days ago.

  2. Sorry you didn't enjoy Dorothy Must Die as much as you had hoped. I'm looking forward to it.

    Happy Belated Birthday!!! Mine is the 22nd. :)


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