Welcome to April’s Monthly Minutes at Midnight!
Here’s the deal: I’ll share the books I’ve obtained, posts of interest from others, giveaways I have happening, and just general random shenanigans. You know I love a shenanigan. Also, covers all link to Goodreads, because I am awesome.
For Review/From Publishers:
Huge thanks to Scholastic and Simon & Schuster!!
Huge thanks to HarperCollins and Wednesday Books!!
This is not bad, right? I had pre-ordered Queens of Fennbirn, though stupid TBD sent the wrong edition and I am not pleased. And then Hole in the Middle was on my wishlist and the price dropped to $5 so I kind of had to.
Thanks to #booksfortrade peeps for the awesome trades!!
Shenanigans Since Last Time:
I read 10 books this month. That’s pretty low for me but… life and such, you know?
Idk, this honestly wasn’t the best reading month for me- both in quantity and quality. But some months are like that, right? Anyway, I’ll be reviewing most of these in the coming months, so you’ll know all about them!
Here are some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!
- Cait @ Paper Fury explains how to tell if a book has good autism rep
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction made me chuckle with an April Fool’s “Sunday Post”
- AJ @ Read All the Things! shares reasons why she hates your characters
- Greg @ Book Haven wants to know which fictional worlds you’d immerse yourself in
- Nyx @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books explains why she reads dystopian fiction
- Rebeccah @ The Pixie Chronicles discusses 8 types of diversity she wants to see more of
- Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books wants to know why you review
- Laura @ Boats Against the Current shares skills she’s improved through blogging
- Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight explains why she almost never gives one-star ratings
- Nick @ The Infinite Limits of Love shares the most amazing libraries
I’ve ever seenshe wants to visit
- Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles has the most fun new feature, “Consult a Character”, and you need to read it!
- Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA discusses the series conundrum
- Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books asks if we create too much content sometimes
- AJ@ Read All the Things! is a new bestselling fantasy author with suuuuper creative titles
- Madalyn @ Novel Ink shares some of her favorite mental health book recommendations
- Annemieke @ A Dance With Books wonders if 3 stars is considered a bad rating
Fancy & New Since Last I Saw You!
I love looking at pretty covers! So here are some new ones that I have fallen in love with since our last update!
Slow cover month. Give me more pretties! All I have is some foreign editions, so… yeah.
Things we need to talk about at this juncture:
- We’re back, bitches!!! Idk how it happened, but after 11 damn months, The 100 is BACK! I have some predictions with some of my faves guest appearing on the blog, and then of course, the Eden recap!
- I saw Hamilton!! Be jealous for real because it was freaking amazing. I was low key worried because I adore the original cast, of course, but holy crap I needn’t have worried. I just wish I could have it on like, DVD or something to watch all the time. The dude who played Hamilton was actually the standby, but he was so good. And the rest of the cast was equally impressive, and they seemed so genuinely into their performance, like they were having as fabulous a time as the audience. It was so worth it- if you have the chance… do the thing.
In the room where it happens!!
- Life is hard. I don’t even know where to start. So, first, you probably have noticed that I also didn’t do a monthly giveaway this month. And I likely won’t be in May either. It makes me really sad because I have been doing them since 2014, but alas. Basically, the short version of the story goes like this: You know that I am going through a divorce, and that is definitely progressing. But, as the result of a bunch of totally unrelated bullshit (namely, my ex getting himself into a world of legal trouble), I have sole custody, and zero income. So I am job hunting, house selling (and hopefully buying hah), and taking care of two kids around the clock. I’d been a stay-at-home-mom since I was pregnant with my daughter (who’s almost 7, eep!) and so now I am gearing up to go back into the workforce. Anyway, if any of you have been through anything similar, I am definitely down for talking more in depth- I was brief here because… well, blog, but yeah! And hopefully the giveaway will be back soon, and cross your fingers for some kind of calming force in life 😀