Monthly Book Rewind: Double Feature- March & April 2016

Monthly Rewind

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.

 

Books Read

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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.

 

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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

 

Book Mail

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).

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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.

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Bookish Features/Outings

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.

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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.

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Future Plans

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:

Reading Goals

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. 

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6 thoughts on “Monthly Book Rewind: Double Feature- March & April 2016”

    1. Thanks AJ! March and April just flew by. I had a little more breathing room in April but it wasn’t much. May is looking fairly tame, but we’ll see how it goes.

  1. Yay! Glad you’re doing rewinds now! I love to see how people’s reading months went.

    I can’t wait to read the Science Comics! I heard about them a couple months ago and am just waiting to have the free time in my reading schedule to pick them up. I love that they exist and are spreading the joy of Science to children and adults! The Story Book Knight looks adorable and I already know I want to read it!

    Hope you have a wonderful Indie Bookstore Day! I cannot wait for the panel at Blue Bunny Books. It’s going to be a great time! (And. . . did someone say *cake*?! HEHE)

    Good luck reaching your reading goals in May!

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I really wanted to start in March, but it was too hectic, so I figured it would be alright to just group March and April (at least this time). I love seeing what other people are reading too. I was inspired by your rewinds and how neat and organized and well put together they are. 🙂

      The Science Comics are great…they not only are educational but also fun to read and filled with humor too. I LOVE the Coral Reefs one…it was so colorful and since I can’t swim I am of course fascinated with the ocean and underwater life…I wonder if I could still learn…
      The Storybook Knight was such a charming little book, and I loved the rhymes. I thought of you when I read it, because I knew you would enjoy the Dragon.

      Bookstore Day was so much fun, I had a blast with Nicole and Rachel at the Harvard Bookstore, and I know you were with us in spirit. I can’t wait for that Blue Bunny Books event either…and YES we must have cake for sure. 🙂

  2. I love monthly wrap ups – they’re so fun to read and it’s great to catch up on what else you’ve been up to. The Passion of Dolsa is such a stunning cover – I’m usually awkward with people on covers, but I love this one. Let me know what you think of it, or let me know when you post a review!! Your Peter Rabbit themed baking goodies are adorable! Also, love your graphic for this post at the top!!
    I hope you have a great month and enjoy your bookish outings! xox

    1. P.s – I really want to start embroidery/cross stich (not sure which is the right word), do you get the patterns online or do you buy them? I’d like to do like a little cottage or flowers, on one of those circle bases? not sure if I’m explaining correctly hahaha. x

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