The April Round-Up!

I know I say this every month, but where the hell has this year gone?  Continuing on with my super human reading speed, I added another 23 books to my year to date total, bringing me up to 72 books for the year.  DAMN! I’m really going to have to up my 110 total I think (I’ll evaluate this next month).  Anyway – on to what I read this month!  Read some YA lit, historical fiction, graphic novels, as well as a good chunk of romance novels (there was an “earl” themed eBook sale for the Nook. I couldn’t help myself)!

The fam at Pop’s retirement party!

ANYWAY.  April started off with a bang.  Pops (aka my dad) retired from the railroad after 45 years!  He drove freight trains just like my Pop-Pop (grandpa) did for 50 years!  My mom threw him a retirement bash that was a really good time.  Got to meet some people that my dad worked with over the years and also some of his friends that I hadn’t met previously.  Also was a good time just hanging with the family and Grams!

We also took a trip to NJ for Easter with the in-laws! I always love going to my in-law’s house because Todd’s mom and I get to talk books.  Her book club is always reading such interesting choices – after a trip to see her my to-read list always goes up!

Sebastian joining the read-a-thon

April 21 was the day that Reflections of  a Book Addict was FINALLY able to take part in a 24 hour read-a-thon!  Staff bloggers Adam, Todd, Jess, and I piled into mine and Todd’s living room and camped out for 18 out of the 24 hours.  I had an absolute blast and can’t wait to participate in another one. (I heard October?!?!)  Anyway we got to do a lot of bookish type contests and activities and were able to spend time together as a staff.  It was fabulous.  My kitten Sebastian even tried to join us!

All and all April was a good month.  I think my favorite read this month was my graphic novel version of The Canterbury Tales.   I’m not really sure where my love for The Canterbury Tales started, but I love everything that has to do with it!

May is going to be a fantabulous month. (No surprise there!)  My friend, Christine, is OFFICIALLY joining the blog! Her first posts are going up May 15th/16th as part of the blog tour for Written in the Ashes.  We’re SUPER pumped to welcome her to the staff. (You can check out her bio on the staff page).  Adam has some historical fiction and mystery reviews coming up, Todd’s review of the third and final Vineart War book The Shattered Vine is being posted soon, Charlie’s writing some film reviews, and Jess is joining us again with her review of The Big Fun Sexy Sex Book!  Lots of eclectic choices coming this month from me as well, including When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Deadlocked, The Orchid House, and more, so stay tuned!

As always…

Happy Reading!

6 thoughts on “The April Round-Up!

  1. You have inspired me to get my butt into gear! I haven’t even been able to finish reading ONE book this whole month! I have no idea what’s up with me.

    I feel like I really enjoy Historical Fiction. Have you read A Discovery of Witches? Would that kind of maybe fall slightly into that category? What books would you recommend in that genre?

    • Your comment made me smile so much! If my post gets you to read more than my job as a blogger is being completed!

      I haven’t read A Discovery of Witches yet, but it’s in my to-read pile. I’ve had several people tell me to read it.

      In terms of Historical Fiction – I’d highly recommend my favorites: The Lady Emily mystery series written by Tasha Alexander. (I’ve reviewed all six here on the blog, so just run a search of Lady Emily – they should pop up). I’m also a big fan of Philippa Gregory – my favorites of hers would be The Other Boleyn Girl, The Queen’s Fool, and The White Queen. I also recently read The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas and that was an excellent read as well. I could recommend you historical fiction novels for days. Shoot me an email ( and I can keep recommending based on your tastes!

      • Thank you so much!! Those all sound wonderful!!!

        By the way, and this is a true story, I just read about 200 pages and have no desire to go to sleep 😛 So THANK YOU! You’re a great blogger 😉

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