Wednesday, May 2, 2018

April 2018 - Monthly Wrap Up

April 2018

Well, April is over.  It was a cold month and a very busy month.  My daughter kept us hopping during the month.  She took a trip to Atlanta with her high school band, performed at the Missouri State Solo and Ensemble Festival, took the ACT, had a couple of jazz performances, and acted like a normal teenager.  I am very happy that the weather has started to turn a lot nicer so that we don't bundle up quite as much while taking the dogs for their daily walk. 

I am linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Reviews Posted 
(not necessarily read in April)



Reading Stats
Books Read: 17 total
Audiobooks: 8
Digital Books: 8
Print Books: 1
Re-Reads: 1
DNF: 0

Book Source for Books Read in April
NetGalley: 5
Edelweiss: 2
First to Read: 1
Direct from Publisher/Author:1
 Purchased/Free: 5
Borrowed: 3

Challenges
Goodreads: 66/100
Blogger Shame: 2 read towards the challenge in March / 8 total for the year

End of the Month NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 79%
484 Approved | 383 Feedback Sent

End of the Month Edelweiss Stats
12 books to review (11 unread) | 70 downloaded

Favorites of the Month

Up Next

How was your month? Do you have any reading or blogging goals for May?

38 comments:

  1. Good month :D I look forward to your Marek one. I did not dare that one cos of its premise

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    1. I don't usually go for the whole hidden baby thing but I liked the way it was set up in the previous book. So far so good!

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  2. It sounds like it was a busy month for sure, but not that bad! I celebrated my birthday last month, and May started great because I'm celebrating my seventh blogoversary, and I couldn't be happier!! :D <3

    P.S. You don't mind if I add a few books to my TBR pile, do you? ;)

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  3. I’m always impressed by how busy you are and how much you read and blog. I’m glad you liked Only Human. I need to finish that series. Have a great May!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks, AJ! If I didn't listen to audiobooks at work, my numbers would be much lower!

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  4. You had a great month! I want to read Undead Girl Gang, so hope you enjoy it!! :)

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  5. yay many things! can't wait to see your reviews

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  6. Looks like you had a pretty great reading month and were able to get in a bunch of different genres. I need to start adding in a little romance before I burn myself out on horror.

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    1. I have to mix things up or I start to hate everything.

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  7. Sounds like a fun, but busy, month you had! I hope that May is a lot warmer for us all. :) I'm curious what you think of Aftermath. It sounds great.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I hope to get started on Aftermath soon. I hope that it is a good one!

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  8. Busy,busy, Carole. Neat for your daughter and glad you're able to get out on your dog walks easier.
    Way to go on challenges and reading from a variety of sources. Oh, I got Undead Girl Gang, too.

    Have a great May!

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    1. I have heard great things about Undead Girl Gang so I hope that I like it as much as others have.

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  9. You've been busy, but you also read some great books. I am looking forward to reading Armstrong's book this month too,

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    1. I wasn't thrilled by the premise but I trust that Armstrong will do a good job with it.

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  10. I have to work Marek into my lineup soon. I am pretty eager to read it after that setup it got in the last book.

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    1. I have read just a little bit of Marek and so far so good!

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  11. You had a great month reading wise.

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  12. It's gotten warmer here too- finally! April was awful ha ha! Looks like you had a good reading month. That White Trash Zombie cover always cracks me up, and nice to see Only Human as a top read. I'm thinking of re- engaging w/ that series. Also Undead Girl Gang sounds fun!

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    1. I loved Only Human! I have heard some really good things about Undead Girl Gang so I am eager to give that one a try.

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  13. Glad you had a great, if busy month. I hope you have just as good of a month in May.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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  14. I found a free copy of the first white trash zombie series so I'll try it at some point. I'm pretty skeptical about liking it but a free book is always worth a try.

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    1. I have enjoyed the series but it may not be for everyone. I honestly think that I liked it more because I went with the audiobooks.

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  15. A great reading month and lots of these are new titles to me so I shall explore further :-)

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    1. I am kind of surprised by how many books I actually worked into the month.

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  16. Oh yeah great to see you enjoyed Only Human so much. I haven't heard too much about that conclusion.

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    1. I was really looking forward to Only Human and it lived up to my expectations which was a big win in my book.

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  17. For a busy month, it looks like you read some great books, Carole. That is always a win. :-) I hope you have a wonderful May!

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    1. It was definitely a busy month but most months seem to be that way anymore. Thanks, Wendy!

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  18. Enjoy walking your doggies! :) <3

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  19. I haven't read The Cold Fury series yet but I always buy the books when they're on sale and Marek sounds like it is right up my alley.

    I hope May is a little bit more relaxing and the weather is better for ya'll.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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    1. I do that with a lot of different series. I just kind of collect them as they go on sale. It has been a great series!

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