I thought March went by quickly... and then April came and passed in a blur. We are close to halfway through 2012, which just blows my mind. It's almost hard for me to believe! Anyway, I read 15 books this month, which isn't too shabby if you ask me.
I shared my heart (ha!) when I wrote about my love for Peeta. What can I say? He's Peetalicious! You can read all about my conversations with my husband about my bookish crush, as well as watch one of my favorite YouTube videos. Because everybody needs some "I'm Peeta & I Know It" in their life.
The big change in April, call it spring cleaning if you will, was my review format overhaul. You can read about the inspiration behind the change and how it all breaks down in my post, The Makeover Montage. I'm a firm believer in changing things up if they start to get boring so it was a very welcome change for me. Instead of feeling so-so about my reviews, I'm now really excited to put my thoughts on paper. And it's not a lie to say on paper because I actually write a mini-review in a teeny tiny notebook before I actually type them up. That way, even when I'm behind on writing the full review, I've got all my thoughts out while they're still fresh.
I read SO many good books in April! I started off with The Night Circus and would have sworn nothing else would compare. But I managed to fall in love with Ruby Oliver, get sucked in to The Sky is Everywhere, traipse around Central America with Wanderlove and meet some rather interesting vampires. All in all, it was definitely a successful reading month!
I'm going to write a full post about this but April illustrated what I love about book bloggers: how one good review can leave you dying to read a book! So many of the books I read, bought or just got from the library this month were all due to reviews from other bloggers, and I'm really looking forward to expanding on this aspect of blogging in a longer post.
Now on to all the other things that happened in April!
The Great Gatsby
Read and Reviewed in April:
The Boyfriend List
The Boy Book
The Treasure Map of Boys
Real Live Boyfriends
Read in April and Review Coming Soon:
The Night Circus
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
The Sky is Everywhere
The Name of the Star
I quoted five fabulous authors:
I listed the top ten:
Books to Read in a Day
Books That Were Totally Deceiving
Tips for New Bloggers
All-Time Favorite Book Characters
I wished for these two bookish lovelies:
Society6 iPhone Cases
Juliette Tang's Photography
I was thankful for Friday and shared:
Songs I'd Like to See as Stories
What did you read in April? Read anything you loved? I'm always looking for new books - even if there is no end in sight for my TBR pile.