April, like all months, was a good book month for me. I've been trying to move through the TBR pile (who isn't) so I can clear out some major time to dawdle over the Game of Thrones books. Mock if you must, but I am new to the literary fantabulousness that is GRR Martin. I have only read the first book.
The only way I can make myself feel better about not having HBO is by reading the books as if they've just been published. #ignoranceisbliss
Here's what I read in April.
Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart (non fiction). Excellent enviro book!
Mockingbird by Daisy Whitney, I recommend it.
The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade (who rocks all kinds of Casbahs). She twifriended me and so I think she hung the moon. Oh, and her book is excellent.
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. She is reliable and good as gold.
Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta. Stunning. I cried and CRIED.
A Load of Old Ball Crunchers: women in history by Jo Brand. This was a comedy book from the early nineties and felt a little dated. But I love her, and want to check out her fiction next.
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm, I recommend it. Great setting in the FL keys and it made me nostalgic for childhood adventure.
and The Giver and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Gah- I can't say enough. Such. Great. Books.
If you're keeping track, and I'm not saying anyone needs to be... I am STILL working my way through Tess of the D'urbevilles. It's just depressing me so to watch Tess walk into these horrible situations that I know she has NO WAY of overcoming.
Poor old sad Tess. So beautiful, so envied, and so irretrievably messed up.
That makes 9 books for me in April, which according to my self-imposed rules, means $45.00 to the charity of my choice. You may remember that I over-gave in March because of all of the worldwide disasters that needed immediate attention, so I will not pick a new charity this month.
I'll be back in May with more books, more reading, and more giving.
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