Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Mel's Random April

April has been a mixed month in many ways. We've had sunshine and showers both with the weather and in my personal life. Sometimes I feel like I'm on a roller-coaster which only goes down or stays flat. The only thing keeping me going at the moment is the thought of a week away in May!
Epsom Downs

Still I have started walking again for fun - a friend and I managed a wonderful walk on Epsom Downs (past the Derby Racetrack) on one of the first sunny days we had in ages. The weather was beautiful, the scenery was fantastic and we even got to see some racehorses practice gallops!

So how did that impact the reading situation?

The Revenge of Eli Monpress - Rachel Aaron
Tempest's Fury - Nicole Peeler
The Woman Who Died A Lot - Jasper Fforde (British Book Challenge)
The Silent Stars Go By - Dan Abnett (British Book Challenge)
Blood and Magick - James R Tuck
Shakespeare's Landlord - Charlaine Harris
The Minority Council - Kate Griffin (British Book Challenge)
The Red Tree - Caitlin R Kiernan

Weird Detectives - Edited by Paula Guran
The Time Machine - HG Wells (British Book Challenge)
Fragments - Dan Wells
Like This, For Ever - SJ Bolton (British Book Challenge)
Hot Blooded - Amanda Carlson
Wild & Steamy - Meljean Brook, Jill Moyles & Carolyn Crane
The Eternity Cure - Julia Kagawa

Audio Books
Fool Moon (Dresden Files #2) - Jim Butcher

Sarah's Reviews
A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness

Other Posts
Impact of Dyslexia
To Tweet or Not To Tweet?

So updating the challenges -
British Books Challenge - 15 Read

Best of the Bunch: No contest this month - The Revenge of Eli Monpress: how a series should be ended before getting tired

Honorable Mentions: Like This, For Ever, Hot Blooded, The Red Tree & Blood and Magick - it was another great month for reading!

So what was your month like? :)


  1. The Revenge of Eli Monpress sounds like a great book! :)

    Here's my Best of the Bunch!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  2. You rocked it! What a good reading month for you!

    I know what you mean about the ride! Some times you just have to take it day by day. :)

    Hope your May is grand!

  3. I can't believe April is over.. We are almost halfway through the year!! And still so much reading to do! :)