Well hi there! It’s been a while!
Looking at the calendar, I see I’m writing this a bit late … what with it being May 10th. But in all seriousness, how is it May 10th already??
Looking outside lately, you would never think that we were in May because we’ve had snow like crazy. Thankfully, it’s nice(ish) out today with no snow, but being Canadian, we know not to rule out any more until well after this month.
I know you’re all jealous.
April was a bit of a busy month. The snow had started to melt so we started getting out a lot, me and my little boy (who is 5.5 months — how is time flying by this fast??). We had playdates, walking dates, library programs, and a whole bunch of other things to do. In bookish news for him, we attended a few library programs and he loves them. He can get a bit crotchety during these sessions since they’re in the afternoon and he’s tired, but lately he gets all smiley when we’re there.
In bookish news for me you may have noticed that I’m a bit of a crazy person when it comes to posting. I have reasons, I assure you! Let’s just say that I’m getting this all out of my system now and I did have an insane backlog of posts. I promise, it won’t be like this forever.
This month I attended an impromptu book club with Brie of A Slice of Brie, Laura of Reading in Bed, Tammy of Mad Musings of Masters Mind, and Tania of Write Reads. And our special guest? Local author Todd Babiak! We all read his latest novel, Come Barbarians, and met for a discussion of it with Todd. While it wasn’t my favourite book, it was a fun time had by all with great company, wine, and hummus.
I also, sadly, attended a bookish goodbye party for our head librarian at work who was leaving to pursue other things. Her leaving was sad, but I do have to say that librarians sure know how to party!
Other than that, I got addicted to Downton Abbey in March and attended a live improv group that was inspired by the show. Two words: Freaking. Awesome.
Oh, hey, I read books last month, too!
- Geek Girls Don’t Date Dukes (Geek Girls, #2) by Gina Lamm (review book)
- Come Barbarians by Todd Babiak (for book club)
- Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1) by Tessa Dare
- The Good Mother Myth edited by Avital Norman Nathman (won from Laura!)
- Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (review book)
- Biggest Flirts (The Superlatives, #1) by Jennifer Echols (unsolicited review book)
Definitely didn’t read very much last month, but that’s okay. I was super busy and by the time my head hit the pillow at night, I was out like a light. I do, however, usually get up early with my husband in the morning and spend my time reading until my little guy gets up.
Favourite books this month had to be Romancing the Duke and Since You’ve Been Gone. Both proved why Tessa Dare and Morgan Matson are on my auto-buy list! It’s always so much fun to have new books by favourite authors.
Surprisingly, April was quite the bookish month! I got a few ARCs:
Thank you to all the publishers for some great books! And to Laura for choosing my name for the giveaway … I never win giveaways anymore, it seems, so it’s always nice to win a book!
I also bought a few books this month (thus breaking by 2 books a month limit!):
Surprisingly, out of the 12 books I got this month, I read 7 of them already! And I kind of sort of broke up with A Tale of Two Cities. But we might still see each other casually. I’m not sure Dickens and I were meant to get along.
How was your month? Have you read anything good lately?