April 2015: Recap & Wrap-Up!


April was a bit of a hodge podge… Not too much was going on and yet I feel like I didn’t get anything done! I actually DID spend a lot of time on behind-the-scenes stuff like updating ALL of my reviews from the old graphics to new, switching to UBB format, and cross-posting them to Goodreads, Amazon, and Edelweiss. WHEW. It was a ton of work but I also feel REALLY glad that it’s done and out of the way so maybe I can focus on more reading and coming up with posts now instead of formatting & updating!


  • Number of Books Read: 7 — not great but also not too shabby!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “lunar chronicles character quiz” // “books to read if you liked divergent” (and similar terms) // “where she went ending” (how many times  // “we were liars discussion questions”
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “a good book is the best friend” (truth)  // “to love a scoundrel” (I do!) // “lunar chronicles like star wars” (high five!)
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): Andi’s ABCs, Rather Be Reading, GReads!
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media): The Cheap Reader,  Books Take You Places, Book Soulmates



Other Reviews Posted

  • I adored DISSONANCE so I read the novella HARMONIC by Erica O’Rourke and loved it!
  • Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard series is SO much fun. I had a blast listening to THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES on audio!
  • I put together some mini reviews for THE AUDITION (a Seraphina short), PLUM SPOOKY, and a DNF “report” for TETHER
  • I feel like I’ve had a rocky road with Lauren Oliver’s books. I enjoyed VANISHING GIRLS but not as much as I had hoped
  • On the Same Page read THE WRATH AND THE DAWN together for April! It was a slow start for me but I ended up really enjoying it!

Goodreads Reading Progress

goodreads april 2015

Bloggers featured on Book and a Beverage

Other Features & Discussions


  • I got to see Melissa Gray, Rachel Hartman, and Arwen Elys Dayton on April 24th! I went to mainly see Rachel Hartman since I hadn’t read the other authors yet but they were such a fun group! They were all so funny and I had such a lovely time!

April’s Top Instagrams


What’s in store for May?

  • I’m heading to BEA but only for one day! Because of my honeymoon being only six months ago, I couldn’t really afford to stay the whole week (time off and money) so it’s just one day of BEA for me! But I hope to see you on Friday if you’re going!!!
  • I’m excited for a few spring/summer reviews like THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS, and LAST YEAR’S MISTAKE!

5 thoughts on “April 2015: Recap & Wrap-Up!

  1. Alexa S.

    I will most definitely see you and the girls the one day you’re at BEA! And I’m loving those business cards. AND I can’t wait for you to read/review The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, because I really liked that one!

  2. Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    Ah I wish I was up to date on blog maintenance! Kudos to you! Your BEA business cards are AWESOME and I can’t wait to see you at BEA! Maybe we will get a picture this time ;). Also, I need Ready Player One on my shelves but I have to buy the hardcover because it has the coolest spine EVER. I hope May is a great month for you!

  3. Danielle @ Love at First Page

    Your recap posts are always so much fun to read. I love all the info you include. 😛
    I really enjoyed The Summer of Chasing Mermaids – can’t wait to see what you think.
    Love the pics, too!
    Can’t wait to see you at BEA lady! <3

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