Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday Salon-April Recap

It's May and I am on an unexpected holiday. I have all of next week off to get the house in order, read and review books, knitting projects completed and to get some errands run while everyone else is working. I am sure we will be getting some work assignments that can be done at home. 

Anyway, April is over and I have some stats to share for the month.

Books read and reviewed this past month:

30. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr (apr)
29. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (apr)
28. Austenland by Shannon Hale (apr)
27. How to be Popular by Meg Cabot (apr)
26. Drawers & Booths by Ara13 (apr)
25. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (apr)
24. Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer (apr)
23. Cry of Justice by Jason Pratt (apr)
22. The Strength of a Sparrow by Tim Anders (apr)

9 books. Not bad. 3 of those were read during the Read-a-Thon. Some satisfied requirements for reading challenges I am entered in. So, yeah, not bad. That puts me at 30 books for the year. I may get to 100 despite not challenging myself to do that this year.

With this coming week off, I am hoping to get a lot of books read for May. It is usually a slow reading month for me considering how busy the last month of school is. Once this week is over, however,  I have a feeling the rest of the month will be crazy. I wouldn't expect much out of me during that time. Except for certain reviews. Keep an eye out for the following...

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford on May 13th
Crossed Wires by Rosy Thornton
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro

Thanks to everyone who entered my contest that just ended on Friday. I loved seeing everyone's beautiful bookmarks. If you missed the post yesterday, you can find the winners here.

Happy Sunday!


  1. Take care of yourself! As great as a week off from school sounds to me right now in the midst of post-testing crazies, I worry about how much of this recent crisis is severe and how much is spun by the press. Hoping you and yours all stay well!

    Artemis Fowl and The Graveyard book are both very popular with the kids at my school right now, but I prefer to Gaiman. And the audio book is so great for that one too! And I keep trying to get to Austenland as everyone seems to have enjoyed it. Summer vacation is just around the corner...

    Today I am reading the new Laurie King book The Language of Bees, and hosting a book giveaway for The Crimes of Paris. Happy reading!

  2. Thanks Frances. As of now I have not heard if the child's flu has been confirmed as "swine flu". Talking to my cousin last night (who is a doctor) she said people are over worrying a bit. The flu is just the flu and normal precautions are all that are needed. The good thing about being away from school however is that there won't be as many sick kids and teachers which would be nice when the seasonal flu is in full force. A school of four year olds who aren't the best of covering the mouths and washing their hands should be allowed to stay away when they are sick to prevent the spread.

    I have never read anything by Laurie King. My mother in law enjoys them, though. I may have to take one of her books next time we visit. :)

  3. I just loved The Graveyard Book! Ink Exchange is on my TBR list now that the last one has finally come out (I read Wicked Lovely last year I believe). I hope you get to read lots of good ones in May too :)

  4. You've been busy in April! I spot lots of titles that I have in my TBR. Must get to them soon, I think.

  5. Enjoy your week off! Hope you get lots read and done.

  6. I must have missed your swine flu post. The brain is not functioning very well at the moment. Enjoy your week of freedom and fingers crossed nothing serious happens to any of your children.

  7. I've given you an award! Stop by and check it out

  8. Great month! I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Hotel.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  9. Scrap Girl- You didn't miss it. I posted it on my edu. blog I recently started. Freedom didn't last too long. They had us come back today to get classes ready for kids to come back tomorrow. CDC changed their school recommendations.

    Anna- Starting it now!

  10. Thanks, Jenny. It was my best month so far in the number of books read. :)

  11. Looks like you had a great month! The Strain is in my tbr pile right now :)


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