April Round-Up

April 30, 2010

This month seems to have been even crazier than ever before. I read more books in April than I have read in the last couple years, I think – a testiment to both my burnt-out brain from university (causing the lack of reading) and my increasing leisure time spent with a book lately rather than in front of a computer or the television.

I also participated for the first time this month in the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon, which definitely upped the numbers for me beyond what I’m used to or will likely replicate anytime soon. I’m not sure yet if I’ll be able to do the one in October, since it falls directly on the weekend of the Canada Salsa Congress.

This month also brought some health struggles, particularly with my Cold Of Doom (TM), which hit me at a horrible time. I was skating in a group alumni routine at my childhood skating club over the past weekend, and I came down with Teh Sick on Saturday morning, just before the shows. I then proceeded to miss out on the fun that was planned for Sunday, as well as taking both Monday and Tuesday off from work, a rarity for me.

But things are starting to look up now. The weather is getting warmer, I umpired my first softball game on Thursday after school, and I went to see Eddie Izzard live on Friday night! It’s all up from here, right?

What did I read this month?

Click on the book cover to see the review post for each title.

I stopped reading the following book without finishing it; click on the cover to see my review.

What did I buy this month?

Click the book cover to see details for the book on Amazon.

What did I receive for review this month?

(from a contest or otherwise)

Click the book cover to see details for the book on Amazon.

  1. How to Never Look Fat Again: Over 1000 Ways to Dress Thinner by Charla Krupp (from LibraryThing Early Reviewers)
  2. Almost Dead by Assaf Gavron (from HarperCollins)
  3. Black Water Rising by Attica Locke (from HarperCollins)
  4. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (from HarperCollins)
  5. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (from HarperCollins)
  6. The Wish Maker by Ali Sethi (from HarperCollins)

4 Comments

  • Aths May 1, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Hope you are feeling better now!! You had a great month! Happy May!!

  • Amy May 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    What a great month reading wise! That is really too bad about the getting sick, but at least you were able to take a few days off. And Salsa Congress – how fun!! I’ve always thought it would be neat to learn how to salsa.

    • Carina May 2, 2010 at 10:12 pm

      I was taking salsa classes a few years back, but have since stopped. I don’t really have time anymore – but I like taking a few days once a year to immerse myself in it!

    • Amy May 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm

      oh and btw – love the cat picture, so cute!

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