April was hectic for me!
I almost started a new job but that didn’t work out in the way that I wanted it to and then I did start a new job but that job is technically a month-long project rather than an actual job. I finished all of the training for the second job a couple of days ago and my project deadline is the 30th of May so I have plenty of time. (Saying that will probably come back to haunt me but whatever.)
As for reading, I managed to read five books. The beginning of the month was great and I had three very quick reads but my reading slowed down and I got stuck on Agatha Christie’s Cards on the Table in the middle of the month. I’m still not sure why because I enjoyed the book but these things happen.
I do have a blogging update for May but I’ll put that at the bottom of this post.
- Books Like The Midnight Library: 9 Great Books to Read Next via The Bibliofile
- Let’s Talk About: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata via The Bookworm Daydreamer
- Stalking Us As We Sleep: Books Inspired by Dracula via Fictitiously Yours
- History Come Alive: Why You Should Read Historical Fiction by Pages and Papers
- Book review: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke via pace, amore, libri
- What’s On My Never-Ending TBR 2021 Releases Edition via A Literary Princess
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson ★★★★★
The War of the Poor by Eric Vuillard ★★½
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera ★★★★½
Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie ★★★★
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind ★★★★
- April 2021 TBR
- Shakespeare Saturdays: Sonnet 27
- Did I Read My Winter 2020 TBR?
- Book Review: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
- Shakespeare Saturdays: A Not-So-Definitive Guide to Early Modern Theatrical Genres
- Desert Island Books (Revisited)
- Book Review: Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier
- Classics Club Spin #26
- Shakespeare Saturdays: Thomas Middleton (Shakespeare’s Contemporaries #7)
- #CCSpin 26 Reveal – Which Book Will I Be Reading?
- Book Review: Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
- Shakespeare Saturdays: A Game at Chess by Thomas Middleton
- Five Recent Reads
Book Review: Mort by Terry Pratchett
In May (and possibly June) I’m going to scale back on blogging a bit. This is just because I’m in the process of submitting my PhD thesis! I have too much paperwork to do and I need to do more proofreading and plagiarism checking and other stuff so I need a break from the blog posts that require more time and effort.
I’ll have one book review up per week because they’re already written and I also intend to post two other posts in May. There will be no Shakespeare Saturdays or Monday posts in May but I hope to reintroduce them as soon as I submit my stupid thesis.
Stay safe, everyone!
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