So this month has been kind of a whirlwind! I feel like I say that every month, but it’s always true! Chris and I have been packing, packing, packing, and in every other spare moment I’ve been trying to read. As you can see, it wasn’t my most productive reading month.

I didn’t read for almost two weeks, aside from an audiobook. I DNF’d a few books, and cancelled a few reviews because I couldn’t get them together in time. And you know what? I’m okay with that.

In great things this month… Chris started a new job; I met Renee Ahdieh,

Shoutout to my friend Taylor for snapping this picture!

Roshani Chokshi and S. Jae-Jones at a book signing; I also met Shauna (b00kstorebabe), Kailia (kailiasage), and Tristina Wright (author of upcoming 27 Hours) at the same book signing! It was a great night; I got to go home and hang out with my ridiculous family for Easter, and we had a great time.

Books I’ve Read:

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones | My Last Lament by James William Brown | Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey | The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin | The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova (DNF) | The Second Mango by Shira Glassman | Gone by Min Kym | The Radium Girls by Kate Moore | Noteworthy by Riley Redgate | Long Macchiatos and Monsters by Alison Evans | Radical Hope Anthology | The Wheel Mages by Aimee Davis (DNF) | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Posts I’ve Written:

My Last Lament Review | Lula Mortiz Character Interview (Brooklyn Brujas #2) | Duels and Deception Review | Coffee Shop Talk:: Organization | The Shadow Land Review | Monday Mini-Reviews | Gone Review | Girl out of Water Review | Author Interview:: Charlotte Hamilton | The Radium Girls Review |

Actual Journalism I Did:

Pittsylvania County supervisors approve budgetMiller runs for Banister district seat on Pittsylvania County Board of SupervisorsWork expected to begin in May for expanded Mount Hermon library | Officials get tour, update of in-progress animal shelter in Pittsylvania County | Danville near bottom of health rankings report | Together again: With lost quilt returned, Danville woman decides to pay it forward | Joe Davis is “not a politician” but lives to serve | Historical groups to celebrate ‘Finding Our Roots’ at May event | Fire consumes historic Phillip Craft House in Chatham

Actual Journalism I Loved:

How Our Society Harms Trans People Who Are Also AutisticThe Struggles of Writing About Chinese Food as a Chinese Person | The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black | Your Childhood Pal, Anne of Green Gables, Was Probably Queer | My Father Spent 30 Years In Prison. Now He’s Out.

What are some things you’ve loved this month? Talk to me about it in the comments or on twitter!

8 thoughts on “April Wrap Up”

  1. I NEED to read The Fifth Season still….well all her books tbh. I have a bind-up of the Inheritance Trilogy (and it’s literally massive) but haven’t had the time to sit and binge the whole thing lol.

    1. The Fifth Season is the first one I’ve read and it was wonderful and hurt a lot. I think you’ll like them when you finally get to them!

  2. Excellent wrap-up! I read that article about autistic trans folks and thought it was terrific. I’ve seen that kind of rhetoric so many times, and like — even if indeed it were the case that autism made people experience gender dysphoria, so what? You know? That doesn’t actually make it less real or less important. Grumble grumble.

    1. God yes. MUCH grumbling was had on my part. There’s so much research that needs to be done (and done PROPERLY) about trans folks, autistic people, and all the intersections there. I have some thoughts on it, but not enough to back it up with anything.

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