- April 2018 Reading Tracker
- Weave a Circle Round: A Review
- Foolish Hearts: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review
I’m trying to tough it out but this continued cold weather is getting me down. I’m still wearing my heaviest winter coat! In April! It’s very upsetting. Not to mention the constant snowstorms. I know the world is ending and we’re all going to die from the consequences of climate change but still. Have you gotten any spring weather in your neck of the woods?
I started this week feeling a little overwhelmed but am happy to report that returning to my tried and true monotasking and taking things one step at a time has helped me knock a few items off my to do list and get back on track. What do you do to conquer an overly long to do list?
I’m also happy to report that after a rocky go last year order has been restored and I have been approved for Press Registration for BookExpo. I’m not sure if I’ll go but I am on the selection committee for the the YA Editors’ Buzz panel and I do hope to see the editors talking about the books I helped pick. Have you ever gone to a book event or convention?
Here are two of my favorite posts I shared on Instagram this week:
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How many secrets are too many? 📚 Jordan Sun is a scholarship student at a prestigious boarding school for the arts. She has a coveted single room and she is slowly getting over a painful breakup. She has also never been cast in a school production. 📚 Reeling from yet another rejection for the school’s new musical, Jordan realizes that her height and her deep voice are holding her back. Jordan doesn’t fit the mold of most female roles and it’s holding her back. 📚 Desperate to prove to her parents and herself that she can land a lead, Jordan decides to audition for an opening at the school’s prestigious a cappella group, The Sharpshooters. There’s just one catch: The Sharpshooters are an all-male group. 📚 Disguised as a boy named Julian, Jordan lands the spot. Her voice fits right in with the Sharps and, surprisingly, Jordan realizes she fits in with the small group of friends too. But Jordan can’t be sure they’ll feel the same way if they find out that her name is Jordan, not Julian. 📚 Jordan meant to keep the Sharps at a distance until she gets the prestige and recognition she wants. But as friendships (and rivalries) grow and the lies mount, Jordan starts to realize that sometimes you have to get close. Even if it means you might get hurt. 📚 What a day! I’ve been so bogged down with work emails and book ordering that I barely remembered to take lunch (late late) and get this post ready. I finished this book last night and it’s a total charmed. A really fun exploration or privilege, gender, and sexuality all wrapped up in a laugh out loud story set at the intersection of high school and a cappella. 📚 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #accapella #ireadya #rileyredgate #noteworthy
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What’s in your bag right now? ▪️ I just got this bag emblazoned with my initials from @danbury_mint. It’s kind of ridiculous but also amazing and I’m loving it. ▪️ I’m also happy to report that the bag can easily fit my planner and a book along with all of my other incidentals (keys, wallet, phone, tissues, etc.). ▪️ I’m starting Defy the Worlds today and I’m so excited to read more about Noemi (a soldier from Genesis, a planet that eschews all advanced technology) and Abel (the most advanced AI in the universe, created by a scientist from Earth—Genesis’s enemy in a long-running war). In Defy the Stars Noemi and Abel hatched a plan to end the war and save both their worlds—but will anyone listen to them? And does it matter if they can never be together? ▪️ Have you read this duology yet? If you haven’t and you’re a sci-fi fan I highly recommend it! ▪️ #instabooks #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booknerd #yalit #yabooks #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #booklove #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #currentlyreading #bookandbag #plannerlife #defythestars #defytheworlds #claudiagray
If you you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my April Reading Tracker.
How was your week? What are you reading?