I did not do a monthly book rewind for March and I feel that I need to address some of the awesomeness that happened during March, as well as fill you in on how my April went. Since I just launched The Plot Bunny at the end of February things were still a bit unsettled in March. I was still getting settled and figuring out my post schedules. It’s still a work in progress, but things are starting to find their proper places as April comes to a close.
March Books: Pax by Sara Pennypacker , The Siren by Kiera Cass, Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke, Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.
April Books: Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan, The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires, The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas, The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty, Science Comics: Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean by Maris Wicks, and Toshi’s Little Treasures by Nadine Roberts and Aki
From Publishers (physical copies/ARCS): The Siren Hippopotamister, Stalking Jack the Ripper, Science Comics: Coral Reefs, The Passion of Dolsa (finished copy), Love Charms & Other Catastrophes (E-Book).
Books for Trade or Purchased Books: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Night Circus ARC (::swoon:: I can’t even begin to explain how happy I was to find this ARC), Love Fortunes and Other Disasters ARC (thank you Sara for trading with me), The Raven King.
The Marauders: In March, Elizabeth from @BookYabber, Nicole from @NicoleMoy and myself decided to start a monthly blog feature together called The Marauders (you can follow our adventures on social media via #TheMarauders3). Our inaugural trip was included book shopping at Park Books (the largest children’s toy and bookstore in New England) and afternoon tea at the elegant and very pink Fancy That! tea shop in Walpole, MA.
In April, we went on a very “magical” trip to Salem, MA. Trip highlights included visiting Wicked Good bookstore, a “Petite Tea” at Jolie Tea Company, a trip to Remember Salem (A shop that sells lots of Harry Potter goodies), Wynott’s Wand shop and a walk through the outdoor installation of Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty.
Baking & Crafting
I didn’t bake much these last two month. I did purchase adorable bunny cookie cutters and Peter Rabbit themed dishes, spatula and even a cake pan on Pottery Barn Kids and William Sonoma for future baking projects. My crafting hasn’t really happened much these last two months, but I am starting on a new cross stitch project next week and I really hope it turns out nice.
In May I am hoping to launch a feature completely dedicated to children’s picture books and middle grade books (keep your eyes open for the announcement on Twitter and Instagram).
Book Events I am planning on attending:
- Independent Bookstore Day on April 30thSupport my former local bookstores in Cambridge, MA (Porter Square Books and Harvard Bookstore) and possibly Brookline Booksmith bookstore in Brookline, MA too.
- Maggie Stiefvater book signing at The Brookline Library.
- Middle Grade book panel discussion and signing at The Blue Bunny books and toy store featuring authors MarcyKate Connolly, Claire Legrand, Dana Alison Levy and Jen Malone. I am really looking forward to this event and hopefully, I will be joined by Elizabeth from (@BookYabber), Rachel from (@Rachelwrites007) and possibly Nicole from @Nicole’sNovelReads.
I hope to amp up my reading in May, especially of YA fantasy, horror, and historical novels. Right now I am in the middle of a few different good ones, but I would love some recommendations.
Tell me about your monthly rewind. What awesome books have you read these past few months? What adventures have you been on? I would love to hear about them in the comments below.