Typing, April has been a busy month, doesn’t even come close to how busy I’ve been during this month of wacky weather. Two things have overshadowed everything else on my blog. National Poetry Writing Month and World Book Night. There’s also been a lot going on outside my blog. My daughter’s spring break was at the beginning of the month. We visited the Georgia Botanical Gardens, went to the Renaissance Festival and she turned 14 years old!!! I can’t believe she’s going to be in High School this August. I can’t. Seriously. And for all of you who think I’m too young to have a 14 year old… I’m 36 people!!! LOL
Reading has been interrupted more than once this month by late night poetry writing and sheer exhaustion. But I’ve been reading and I’ve been adding to my collection. Here are the highlights.
My main read:
Hunter and Fox by Phillipa Ballantine
I’m reading an Advanced Reader Copy courtesy of the awesome folks at Pyr (their blog). As usual, Phillipa Ballantine does not disappoint. I’ve come to realize in the last year she’s easily one of my favorite authors. I always enjoy her books and her characters. Hunter and Fox is fantasy, but more than your run of the mill. When I review this on my blog next month I’ll have a better explanation. 😉
What I bought and read:
I don’t think these need any explanation. I have diverse tastes.
Select Free ebooks I’ve accumulated:
InterGalactic Medicine Show Anthology – InterGalactic Awards Anthology Vol. I is a collection of stories from Orson Scott Card’s award-winning magazine InterGalactic Medicine Show…(via Goodreads).
Strata by Bradley Beaulieu and Stephen Gaskell – SciFi
One by One by Phil Tucker – PostApoc? – This book only has 1 review on Goodreads and it’s not good, but it has 6 reviews on Amazon for 4-5 stars. Interesante.
Shadowbloom by The Sullivan Brothers – Fantasy
Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer – YA Fantasy – I snagged this for my daughter and she LOVED it. It’s a prequel story to Brigid Kemmerer’s new Elemental series. Book 1, Storm is in stores today! I was tempted to read it from the start, but now that my daughter has given it the squeal of approval I’ve added it to my Kindle.
Used books I bought:
I try to drop by my local used (and new) bookstore, Books Galore, at least once a month. Here’s my recent purchase:
36?! You are still a baby … I was reading about Zooey D … (forget the spelling of her name, star of 500 Days of Summer > a film I like) yesterday. She’s 32 and seems like such a y-o-u-n-g spirit … you too are a young spirit, in how you convey your message … young as in girly-girlish (good stuff) … and you and daughter seem like best friends. 🙂
Amanda Makepeace said:
My daughter and I are very close. She was my miracle baby after having cancer and chemotherapy. I’m actually lucky I had her when I was in my 20s. Chances of me ever having another are now slim because of the chemo.
I need that young spirit inside me to keep going every day. There are too many days I feel like I’m 50 and walk around like I’m 70. I keep going though!!