It’s funny how it’s technically a Spring Break for some of my kiddos and I feel like I’ve been working more than ever. Of course, this isn’t likely to let up any time soon so expect a lot of busy and tired from me in the weeks to come because with the school year soon coming to a close means my job is going to get a lot busier as we get more students for the summer. It’s kind of crazy how my job works, but since we started out as a company that tutors students in reading and only recently picked up the responsibilities of an accredited K-12 school, we always have our hands full during the summer. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I won’t still be posting, of course, as I’ll try to have at least something out every day.

As for me, in general, I’m without a phone for a while which is a weird feeling though not necessarily terrible simply due to the fact that it’s been a very long time since I’ve been without a phone on me at all times. But, my screen cracked to hell and so it’s simply necessary to go without while that’s getting fixed. So yay! We’ll see how I do without it and whether or not I am truly reliant on my phone.

And now! Books!

Readalong updates:

wendyWe are reading The Wendy by Erin Michelle Sky and Steven Brown for the April Reader Fox Readalong! You can find all the information for readalongs (and the subsequent end of the month giveaways) on the Monthly Readalong page

Remember, the only rule for participation in the readalong is that you read the book. And, as always, you do not have to finish reading it, especially in the event that you aren’t enjoying the book. I will post weekly updates every Thursday through the month. Participation makes you eligible for three giveaway entries toward the end of the month where you’ll have a chance to win an autographed copy of The Wendy and a copy of the May Readalong book, whatever voters end up choosing. Remember sign-ups and further information can be found here.

Books I’ve read:

parisFrom Paris With Love by Marc Levy definitely wasn’t my sort of book. Not only was it just kind of dull, ultimately, the characters were weird and occasionally frustrating. But, be that as it may, the book had some interesting moments and at times certainly felt very real. At the end of the day, though, it is the story of Paul’s translator that made me actually like the book. Unfortunately, this was a major side plot and had little to do with the main characters at alland ultimately left me not very fond of the book I had read. Definitely wouldn’t read it again, but I didn’t feel like I’d wasted too much of my time, either. 🌟🌟🌟

badbeginI’ve been rereading the A Series of Unfortunate Events books the past couple days largely due to the Netflix rendition of it (which is amazing in so many ways, by the way, and outshines nearly every book to film rendition I’ve ever seen in its ability to perfectly reflect the source material). reptI just loved these books as a kid and I love the show now as an adult. I’m excited to be revisiting the stories and while I’ve only just gotten through the first two of them, I’ve got all eleven others completely ready to be read and I’m truly incredibly excited! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Reviews from this week:

Lord of Shadows [by Cassandra Clare] (Book Review #51)

A Long Conversation [by Cassandra Clare] (Book Review #52)

Before the Snow [by Danielle Paige] (Book Review #53)

New Releases in YA:

I’m a little behind this week and didn’t have a chance to write any more of my new releases post series, but feel free to check out the beginning ones for February if you haven’t already!

YA Releases on My TBR [February Part 1]

YA Releases on my TBR [February Part 2]

Last minute thoughts:

A shout out to all you amazing and wonderful book bloggers out there, you guys truly make my day shine a little bit brighter. Thanks for being around. Happy reading!

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