Tuesday, May 2, 2017

April Recap

I did slightly better this month! Not well, but better. I'm gonna take the win. I'm still reading quite a bit, though, so I'm going to be happy enough with this.

What books did I get?

I did okay with this, but I always manage to download too many egalleys. Without fail.

If I Only Had a Duke by Lenora Bell
Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray (signed and personalized!)
Rebels Rising by Shanna Swendson

Not the greatest job not buying books, but not terrible either. Hopefully next month will be better. Only thing I didn't buy was Rebel, which I traded for--and about DIED in excitement to get. My collection is perfect. Flora & Ulysses is for my class this summer. And I desperately wanted to go to the launch for Defy the Stars, but timing didn't work out. I did, however, order a signed copy from the event and picked it up, which made it a little better.

As for the egalleys, this may include a couple I got in March, because I didn't feature any in the last recap, but I can't remember exactly when I got all of them.

What did I post?

This is the same number of I posts from my last recap. However, the last recap was for two months! Double the posts!

I'm calling this a win for me, but I'm trying to do better!

What did I read?

Again, not embarrassing!

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Perfect (Flawed #2) by Cecelia Ahern
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
The School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

See? I've been reading more than I thought I would, and have quite the backlog of books to review.

Currently reading: When Dimple Met Rishi (though I'll be done by the time this posts!)
Favorite of the month: I think I have to go with Alex, Approximately! I LOVED The Upside of Unrequited, but not as much as Simon, and I loved Born a Crime, but it's so different from my normal stuff, so I guess I'm counting it differently. I dunno. Why do I have to love so many books that I read?

What will I read?

I'm planning on reading heavily from my physical books this month, since I focused on ebooks last month. I didn't do the best with that, but that's okay. If you've seen my TBRs from before, you'll see a few holdovers. I'm really trying to get to them! 

What am I doing?

Well, I've finished my second semester of grad school! I haven't gotten my final grade back yet, but it looks like I'll have a 99 in one class and pass the other--which is a pass/fail pre-requisite--so I'm pleased! I also got to write a giant annotated bibliography on Disney attractions, which was a lot of fun.

I turned 25! I'm still a little salty about it, and kept asking if I could just turn 24 again, but no one told me I could. 

I will be starting summer classes pretty soon, but I'm only taking one. I'll have class through the middle of June and be freeeeee for a little while! I'm taking a class called Materials for Youth, so it shouldn't be too difficult--but it will be work intensive. Looks like we have pretty big assignments that involve reading a book due every 4 or 5 days, so I may...not be the best here. We'll see, I guess.

I'm also trying--again--not to spend money! I need to put it down in writing, and remind myself that I'm saving for school and Disney. Yes, I'm going to Disney World again in September. I might have a problem, but that's alright.

That's it! I'm crossing my fingers I'll be able to get more posts up this month, but we'll see! School has to come first, you know? (I do have at least one blog tour stop scheduled, so that'll happen for sure!)

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