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It's freaking August already! Of 2021.  Life I know how summer usually means a busy time for most people. It wasn't so much for me - my kids are still too little and we had some fun this summer but didn't brave outside a whole lot (maybe next year). And still, I am ready for summer to end. For one thing, stuff does slow down a little during rest of the year, and by stuff, I mean work mostly. And on the other hand, I'm ready for real school to start, so that I don't feel bad that my kids are wasting their brains, LOL.  I got to catchup with life this week and that means a great deal. There were a million things eating my brain all the time, distracting me from other things, so it was good to check off a bunch of things from my list. There's still more but for now, I'm in a good place (until it creeps up again of course).  This and next week, we are going to be busy with back-to-school stuff. Since my daughter is moving to the public school this year (first gr

Awesome April


Surprisingly, I had a really good reading phase in April. I guess I'm paying for it now because I reached a kind of burn-out, but it was still nice to read so much lit last month. I guess I'm surprised because this is what my attention was mostly focused on in April.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
That's right. I watched all the seasons back to back and loved it so much that I had withdrawal symptoms.

Books of the month

A Thread of SkyFar to Go

Other Reads

Miss Entropia and the Adam BombCoralineKira-KiraThe Kitchen DaughterThe UncouplingThe Long GoodbyeThe OdysseyThe Coffins of Little HopeIn ZanesvilleWherever Nina Lies

Reviews posted
  1. Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb by George Rabasa
  2. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (WOW!)
  3. A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei (WOW!)
  4. Far to Go by Alison Pick (WOW!)
  5. The Long Goodbye by Meghan O'Rourke
  6. The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry
Traveling with my books this year
Most of the books I read in April have been set in the US. I never really track the geography when I read, I just pick whichever book I want to read, irrespective of the setting, so it's always nice to look at the map at the end of the month.

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Comments

Samantha 1020 said…
Wow! You had a wonderful month of reading in April! I've been wanting to read The Uncoupling but haven't picked it up yet. Hopefully May will be just as good of a reading month for you :)
Misha said…
I agree with Samantha - you read some awesome books in April. Can you believe I have never watched
Buffy the Vampire Slayer??!! I might be the only person who hasn't.
hcmurdoch said…
I got far to go on my iPad and think I am going to read that instead of others that I had in my plans. I watched Twin Peaks seasons back to back, I love that feeling!
Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said…
Buffy! I was just thinking I should watch some old episodes. So glad you liked it. I use to adore it.
Carrie D-L said…
That is a good reading month! Confession: I've still never watched Season 7 of Buffy because I don't want it to be over, but I think I'm gearing up for a summer marathon to finally do it. *deep breath*
Marie said…
I don't pay attention to "where" I read until the end of the year when I tally it up for a year-end post. Then, I love seeing all the places I've been- there's always something that surprises me!
Athira / Aths said…
Well, May turned to be a bummer, since I started with a rut. But on the plus side, I'm ending on a spree.
Athira / Aths said…
 You should watch Buffy! And you aren't the only person. It's a fantastic show!
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to find the next series to watch back to back!
Athira / Aths said…
 I'm so glad that I watched it!!
Athira / Aths said…
Haha! I get what you mean. I was so sad when we eventually reached the last season. I didn't want it to end.
Athira / Aths said…
I would prefer doing it at the end of the year. I tried doing that last year but it was so overwhelming to list all those books. Plus, some of them - although I knew which country they were set in, I couldn't always remember the states or cities.