Friday, May 2, 2014

That's A Wrap {1}: April

Oh, hi there, May! You snuck up on me! Seriously, you guys, where did April go and how did I end  up in such a terrible reading slump the whole month? I can't even look at my Goodreads challenge stats anymore because the number of "books behind" just keeps getting larger. Ugh!
Anyway, I decided to write my first monthly recap post. It's pretty short this time around but I hope to remedy that in May. I will get back on track with the reading challenge!

On the Blog
  • I gave the Life in the Pages tumblr a fresh look for spring/summer!
  • I created a new feature, Bookish Imaginings, where I share playlists and Pinterest boards I've made for my favorite books. You can link up your own posts, too, so be sure to check it out!
Books Read in April
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (review)
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

Curse you, reading slump!

Life Outside the Pages

At the beginning of April, I got some very exciting news: I was accepted to a publishing grad program taking place later this summer! I was absolutely ecstatic when I received the letter, and I am so excited for this experience and where it might lead me.

I also became a bit obsessed with Pinterest this month, especially after starting my Daughter of Smoke and Bone board for Bookish Imaginings. It's so addicting to make boards for everything--what clothes I'd like to buy, what I'd like my future house to look like, heck, even what I'd like my future wedding to be like. While looking at pictures home decor, I came across some artwork by PAPAYA!, Nicolas Gouny, and Katie Daisy, all of which I absolutely love because it's so bright, colorful, and whimsical. I just want my own place already so I can go crazy decorating it! Pinterest, look what you've done to me!

Favorite Posts from Other Blogs
  • Charlotte of Gyspy Reviews had a thought-provoking discussion about "The Abundance of Gender-Neutral Covers."
  • Alex Bracken, author of The Darkest Minds and writer for Publishing Crawl, interviewed Anna Jarzab about working in Digital Marketing at Penguin. 
  • Brittany of The Book Addict's Guide posted the results from her Book Review Survey.
  • Jenny of Supernatural Snark posted this gorgeous fan art in honor of the release of Dreams of Gods and Monsters.
  • Publishing Crawl talks about the editing process.
  • Alyssa of Books Take You Places wrote a review of Fairytales for Wilde Girls, which I totally want to read now!

Let me know what your favorite book was in April and what you plan on reading this month!


    1. I love that you have a tumblr! I don't find many other book bloggers who do! Mine is here!

      My favorite book I read was Dangerous Girls, but my favorite one that came out in April (read it in March) was Tess Sharpe's Far From You. It was a lot darker than I expected but so so good!

      My blog! :)

      1. I love tumblr! It's where I started book blogging and I still wanted to keep it up after I moved to Blogger. The only bad thing is that the time I should be using for reading is more often spent browsing through tumblr. Oops!

        Oh, I really want to read Far From You. Glad to hear you liked it!


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