Month in Review: April 2016

Month in Review

Read this month: 6  Books, Pages 1,566

Read this year:  17 Books, Pages 5,778

F*ck That: An Honest Meditation  Born of Defiance (The League, #9)  Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1

Born of Betrayal (The League, #10)  Dying Bites (Bloodhound Files, #1)  Compelled (Vampires in America, #10.5)

First off sorry I didn’t get this posted on the first of the month.  I attended the Second District Democrats of Iowa’s Convention on Saturday and was up 22 hours.  After getting a whole four hours sleep (thanks for that my primal brain that feels the need to get up with the light…) and a day of shopping (husband loved shopping with sleep deprived Amy) I just didn’t have the mental capacity to get a post out yesterday. Okay now on with the show.

Looking Back:

I am surprised that I managed to read (or listen) to so many books last month.  I feel like I haven’t gotten in any serious reading in about a week (probably only three days…), but the numbers don’t lie.  I read 6 books last month.  Yay me.  Okay one was an audio book and two were under 100 pages and a novella.  Back off, I’m declaring victory.  Small one thou it might be.  I do have some new responsibilities that are starting up (managing social media accounts for the Clinton County Dems), but over all I feel with the help of audio books I might be able to keep up with my reading.  I still feel awful about the fact that I’ve only read 17 books this year.  That number is just sad.  Perhaps I need to start looking at quality over quantity.  For instance four of the books this month I absolutely adored; two by my favorite author (Kenyon) and another favorite by Ms. Reynolds, and a new-to-me author that I can’t wait to read more of.  Over all April was a good month for reading.

Looking Ahead:

Right off the bat I am going to tell you May will be a slow month for reading.  I will be attending BEA and do not expect to get much reading that week done at all.  This week I am getting ready for BEA and while I hope to get some reading done, I am also working the polls and the lawn just won’t stop growing…  Hey, great opportunity to listen to an audio book!  Hopefully the second half of the month will open up and let me spend some time in the pages.  Speaking of BEA!  I am getting both nervous and excited about next week.  This time next Monday I will have been on the road for half an hour (hopefully) and heading in to Chi-Town(see how hip I am).  Be sure to follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram for updates all next week.  The official hashtag for the conference is #BEA16 if you want to follow all the fun stuff everyone will be sharing.  Alright I need to leave to pick up election items for my county’s special election tomorrow, so I better go.  I hope you all have a great month of reading and I am so excited to share with you what all goes down at BookExpo America after I get hope.  Hopefully lots of goodies to giveaway!

Happy Reading ~Amy

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