April was a good month in the our household. The weather here has been amazing, perfect for outside reading. Apparently allergies have been bad for many folks, but as I don't suffer from them I've been able to hang out to my heart's content. Here are a few of my highlights:
Sweetest Chief, helping me read in bed at night.
Not only did I finish the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, but I also got a tweet from Laini Taylor! Look for my review next week, by the way .
World Book Night! I gave out Where'd You Go Bernadette in my work library and around the downtown Chattanooga area. I had a great response and only one person thought I was proselytizing.
It was also Luke's and my sixth anniversary. We're planning an upcoming getaway for just the two of us, but on the date itself we had a nice dinner out and walked around to the spot where Luke proposed.
The best? Luke got me this swing as an anniversary gift! It's super comfy, has an umbrella to keep me shaded, and even folds out into a bed. Basically, it's where I'll be living from now until it gets cold again. This weekend I'm going to buy some outdoor rope lights to put across the top and citronella candles so I can read into the night if I want.
Where you'll find me for the next five or six months.
And, of course, the books:
This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki
Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences by Kitty Burns Florey
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Design Your Life by Ellen Lupton
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
High Crime Area by Joyce Carol Oates
Books read in April: 13
Pages read in April: 4396
Money saved this year by using the library, buying used, and reading from my shelves: $625.90