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Friday, April 26, 2019

April 2019 Round Up

I am combining two great blog hops:  Stacking The Shelves (a Saturday feature by Team Tynga's Reviews), and Sunday Post (a Sunday feature by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer).  Both of these features give people a chance to post about what books they received and also an opportunity to catch a glimpse of what others are excited about.  I really enjoy seeing everyone's version of these features!   All book covers are linked to Goodreads, if you want to check them out.  If you enjoy my blog, please consider following me via Bloglovin, Networked Blogs, GFC, or by email subscription.  If you leave a comment and tell me you are a new follower, I will follow you back!


I can't really remember the last time I've done one of these round ups!  So I think this post will be a summary of all of April.

April was full of excitement as my daughter had to make a major life decision:  Where to go to college!

So the first week (our spring break) we took a week-long trek to the U.S. East Coast, to look at schools she had been accepted to in New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.  We've never been to the East Coast, so this was really fun.  We saw a Broadway show, To Kill A Mockingbird, ate New York Pizza, and walked around Times Square!  After being tourists, it was time for business, so we set off on several college tours.

The final decision is that my daughter is choosing The Rhode Island School of Design!

She is very happy that she was accepted, and seeing the school in person sealed the deal.  It will be a very warm and nurturing environment for our artist kid.

My favorite book that I read this week, by far, was Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali.  


This book was so romantic, and lovely, I hope it is wildly successful.  I will post a review soon.
On The Blog:

April 1st:  ARC Review:  You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn

April 2nd:  ARC Review:  The Editor by Steven Rowley

April 3rd:  ARC Review:  Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige

April 9th:  ARC Review:  When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

April 11th:  ARC Review:  Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

April 18th:  Book Review:  Educated by Tara Westover

April 22nd:  Audio ARC Review:  No Country For Old Gnomes by Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne

 April 24th:  Audio ARC Review:  Save Me The Plums by Ruth Reichl New Books:         
April 24th:  Audio ARC Review:  Save Me The Plums by Ruth Reichl

New Books:
Won on Goodreads:



Public Library:

 from Amazon's World Book Day:





That's it for April!  I can't believe May is just around the corner.  Happy Spring, everyone.
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  1. OOh nice! Lots of new to me ones here! Except No Country for Old Gnomes! I got that last week and can't wait to read it! The first one was hilarious! Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Thanks, Jessica. I am trying to get back to a normal blog post routine. Have a great weekend.

  2. Yay, Priory of the Orange Tree and Geekerella, I loved them both! I really want to read Educated! I hope you enjoyed all the books you read!

  3. I really enjoyed Geekerella so I hope you love it! Yay for your daughter picking a school. I bet that was exciting. I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

  4. Congratulations to your daughter on choosing a great college!
    The Tales of Pell series is on my wishlist, I loved Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles

    Have a great reading week

  5. Congrats on your daughter's decision for college! It looks like you've had a great month in books :)

  6. Welcome back to the weekend posts! I went to RI for the first time in 2017 and it is beautiful. I also got The Long Call. Happy reading!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   


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