Saturday, May 2, 2020

Monthly Recap: April

Hi everyone! We made it through another month of quarantine. I have to say I'm really enjoying staying home. My lovely hubby had to give me some tough love about my stress and leaving work "at work" since I'm working from home. After spring break I moved my office to the guest room and it feels so good.

I've been doing exercise and working in the yard with Bradley. It's been nice to break up the monotony of being home 24/7.

My last day of April was super stressful as I woke up to a text from the hubmachine telling me about a leak. My spare tire ended up having very little air so while I was out shopping for the first time I had to go get a new tire. It was very exhausting.
Our finished garden after we finished planting.

 What we planted!

We cleaned out the very large logs and tree branches from the back. That was a long day!

 I made rolls that we made into buns, so good!!!

Despite the continued exposure, the puppies are getting along nicely.

Bookish Stuff:
My mom bought me some very lovely books from Book Outlet during their sale! Oh, and my pre-order of Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas came in with additional art. 

I have started reading in preparation for trying to get pregnant later this year.

Number of Books Read: 26
Goodreads Challenge Progress: 198 out of 150.
Number of Blog Posts this Month: 46
Blog Updates: I changed the background color for my posts this month.
Books Reviewed: This month was a difficult one since some blog tours I wouldn't get informed of that I got booked for with a review was due until about a day before so I ended up missing quite a bit of the reviews this month. I am hoping to catch up in the upcoming month.

FAKER by Christie Tegan
Sunshine and Bullets by CoraLee June
BAD IDEA by Nicole French
Beautiful Vengeance by Kaylea Cross
Dark Prince by Michelle Hercules
Ashes by Aleatha Romig
He Hates Me by Isabella Starling and Rina Kent
ASK ME IF I CARE by Lani Lynn Vale
Just One Kiss by Layla Hagen
Burnout by CoraLee June
The Ones Who Got Away books 1-4 by Roni Loren
The Best Mistake by Cookie O'Gorman
GET BUCKED by Lani Lynn Vale
Do Me A Favor by Christina Hovland
TEMPER by Chantal Fernando
TO WIN A WICKED LORD by Sofie Darling

Favorite Book(s) of the Month:
Review posted above. This book was the freaking bomb diggity. 

Book(s) That Surprised Me:
I've had a bit of a hit or miss relationship with some of my reviewer copies. The Best Mistake was definitely one I did not regret asking for. Review above.

1. Netgalley: My goal is to read 2 to 3 books a month. I read two this month and reviewed 6!

2. Edelweiss: My goal is to read 1 or 2 books from them a month. Still sucking at this one.
3. Reading my own books: My goal is 3-4 books a month from either my e-books or my bookshelves. I got 7 read this month! Go me!!

4. Cleaning Up My TBR Pile: I started cleaning off my e-books from my shelf and tossed 83 books!
5. Comics! No comics read this month sadly, but maybe next month.

6. Health & Exercise: I have lost 25 pounds and have been exercising pretty consistently whether through Zumba, yard work, or walking with the puppies.

Books I'm Looking Forward To:

How was everyone's April?
How much reading are you getting done within the quarantine?

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