So April 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,
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 budget | Miller runs for Banister district seat on Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors | Work 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 Autistic | The 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!