April has gone by so quickly. I’ve been a bit busy with family visits and trying to figure out how to re-arrange our home and sorting clothes and what-not for recycling. Plus, I had a job interview and I’m starting on the 10th of May!
Let’s do a little employed dance!
Other than that, I’ve had a lot of fun reading and I’ve spent quite a bit of money on buying books x)
Books I read in April
It has been quite a month and quite a few good reads. I’ve been a bit around in the genres – from non-fiction animal/autobiographical stories, YA fantasy, steamy diverse romance, Middle-Grade mystery, fantasy historical fiction, to YA apocalyptical thriller.
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen animals, by Sy Montgomery
The Gilded Ones, by Namina Forna
Take a Hint, Dani Brown, by Talia Hibbert
The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane, Julia Nobel
Tomorrow, by Damian Dibben
Things to Do Before the End of the World, by Emily Barr
Books I bought in April
Okay..joining the book blogging community has been absolutely lovely – I’ve made new friends and I am jumping out into even more reading! However, I spend way more money on books now than I usually do…If I go into the TWR gang chat and mention a sale or something I get nothing but encouragement to buy more books. Those people are enablers! They might as well be forcing me to buy these books! I am not accountable AT ALL – this is what I would say if I were in denial. But I’m not. I know, that if I ask my buddies whether or not I should buy some books on sale, I would get nothing but encouragement. I love them for it. I love being part of a community that is supportive and also has a great love for books.
Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo
The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes, by Robin Odell
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton
Birds of Paradise, by Oliver K. Langmead
Drachenfels, by Jack Yeovil (Pseudonym), Kim Newman
Fluke, by James Herbert
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
The Priory of the Orange Tree, by Samantha Shannon
Cemetery Boys, by Aiden Thomas
Winter’s Orbit, by Everina Maxwell
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, by Holly Jackson
Psychos Anonymous: The Killer Network, by Cedrick E. Wilson
The Rose & The Thorn, by Katherine Macdonald
An Actual Physical Book!
Carrie, by Stephen King
Books that I am currently reading
Dragonfly Girl, by Marti Leimbach
Tenebrion, by James H. Longmore
So, I came across Ladyknightthebrave through recommendations regarding her video essay of The Haunting of Bly Manor lead by movie director Mike Flannigan. From here I saw more of her videos such as her video on The Haunting of Hill House – the first season of Flannigan’s Haunting series. However, it was her video essay on Russian Doll that sold me and got me to subscribe to her channel. If you haven’t seen this absolutely insane, crazy, and awesome show – you should! The season only has 8 episodes, and I adore Natasha Lyonne so much. You can find the show over at Netflix.
Shrouded Hand is a funny sceptic who covers subjects such as the paranormal, supernatural, true crime, and art depicted by people with different disorders. Some of his videos really aren’t for the faint of heart, so proceed with caution. The video I’ve linked to is for his funnier series, where he digs through the internet for paranormal news and comments on them.
The Best Things Happen in the Dark.
Lazy does videos on creepy stoff as well – collected stories of creepy events, true crime, disturbing posts from Reddit, 4chan etc., and deeply disturbing Wikipedia pages. I enjoy listening to his voice, and his videos are often running when I’m taking naps.
Two guys that work together.
Some of the lovely ladies over at the TWR chat were talking about this show, and now I’ve accidentally started on it as well ToT
Some of my fave posts of April
- How to Refresh Evergreen Content for Book Bloggers | SEO Basics – by Reader Voracious
- Chonky Nonfiction that will Keep You Riveted – by The Suspected Bibliophile
- Down the TBR Hole #50 – by Read to Ramble
- Review: In Deeper Waters – review by The Bookwyrm’s Den
- ARC Review – The End of Men – review by Fi’s Bibliofiles
- Diverse Cosy Mysteries by Bookish Brews
By the way! We just got new babies in the house! Say hi to these little cuties ❤
So this was my wrap-up for April – I hope you enjoyed this post, and please do take care of yourself ❤