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. As always, I link up with the Wrap Up Round Up, too! 

The Books

For Review/From Publishers: 

Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher ♦ Their Vicious Games by Joelle Wellington

Thanks so much to the publishers for these lovelies! 


Huge thanks to the publishers for these lovelies! 


RubiconChlorineHestia Strikes a MatchEyes Guts Throat BonesThe Only Survivors


Thanks to the publishers for Forty Words for Love, Enter the Body, Star Splitter

Shenanigans Since Last Time:

I read 12 books this month. Not the best, but I have been insanely busy, a lot of these books were long, and also it isn’t technically the end of the month when I am writing this, so. 

Um most of these were awesome? Sorry for the lack of snark but there shan’t be anything to snark in this group 🤯

Giveaways: Click Here, or on Sidebar

Blogosphere Bulletin

Here are some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!

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!

Pretty covers are pretty. 

Things we need to talk about at this juncture:

  • As you read this, I am probably in Portugal. Or France or Spain or somewhere else, I am not a mind reader and I do not know your life or when you read this. Anyway the point is, I will do my very best to respond to you all… but it’ll be a minute! But don’t worry, I will have pictures for next month! 
  • April was hardLike where to begin? I had classes, which… I am not used to heh. Homework is a killer, especially at 40! Then Lena had softball legit nearly every day of the month. And work was… guys do not even get me started on work. I will probably have more details next month but it’s a whole clusterfuck. Oh, and I got sick. Can’t imagine how, not like I was literally run ragged bwhahah. The point is, friends, I need a vacation. Even though it won’t be super relaxing, it’ll still be fun hopefully! But Easter was nice, have some pictures!


Have a great May, loves! Let me know how your month was! Looking forward to anything coming up?

Posted April 30, 2023 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 6 Comments


6 responses to “Monthly Minutes at Midnight: April 2023

  1. Your posts are always nice cover collages. 🙂 The Condie cover and Starling House especially.

    Chlorine I want to read.

    And Portugal! Yay. Looking forward to all the pics 🙂

  2. AHHH have a lot of fun traveling, so exciting! Can’t wait to see all the pictures 🥰
    I’m so happy to see you got a copy of These Vicious Games! This one’s a most anticipated read of mine, so I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
    And thank you so, so much for sharing my posts, it means so much. <3
    Have a lovely month!! <3

  3. I hope you are enjoying your travels. Can’t wait to see the pictures! I feel you on the school thing. I went back for the third time when I was 30 and it was hard. Good luck with it!

  4. That’s…A LOT of books. More books that I’ve seen you get in months maybe? I can’t wait to read your Myriad review. That one blew me away!

    Did I miss something? What are you studying? Good luck with that! And I’m looking forward to your holiday pics!

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