April proved a whirlwind of follow-up doctor appointments for hubby at the VA. Somehow, somewhere along the line I got behind and seemed no amount of reading or writing would catch me up. I’m taking a hard look at my schedule again, as I did once before when I eliminated one post per week. With spring (supposed to be here–someone forgot to tell Mother Nature!) and visions of flower, veggie, and fairy gardens in my near future, something will have to give. Also, there is spring cleaning an equally harsh look at the bland (read boring) interior design here that just screams for some pop. Well, cleaning first. I haven’t decorated this home quite as wildly as I did the last and then there is the problem of my favorite color now being outdated.
So, how did April finally fare in the end? Fourteen reviews, a massive mix of genres, most of which were downloaded through NetGalley.
Lessons from Lucy by Dave Barry
In Pieces by Sally Field
Murder in Tranquility Park by J D Griffo
The Eighth Sister by Robert Dugoni
Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein
Buried Deep by T R Ragan
Murder at the Marina by Janet Finsilver
Magickal Mystery Lore by Sharon Pape
Doublespeak by Alisa Smith
The Family Lie by Jake Cross
The Body in the Wetlands by Judi Lynn
Lance: A Spirit Unbroken by Walter Stoffel
Murder in the Reading Room by Ellery Adams
Just in case there isn’t enough going on, I’ve added a summer class to the schedule, which is to begin June 10th. It’s not like we have a prolonged summer here in NWI, so I’ll no doubt be back to a somewhat normal schedule come October. In the meantime, my Goodreads Challenge is ahead by a few books, the Alphabet Challenge woefully behind, and the NetGalley Challenge somewhere in the middle.
May will be an easy month with only five NetGalley books (SO FAR–and that depends on rain or the lack thereof), one author request on the Calendar: Like Lions, Prologue to Murder, The Night Window by Dean Koontz, The Going Back Portal by Connie Lacey – book tour, Murder by the Sea – book tour, Impeccable Petunia – author request
You can always see what I have coming up next with my little widget box in the upper right corner. Last month I asked if anyone else was doing the WP block battle? Apparently you were and most agreed with my assessment. Many of the comments regarding the block template were negative. Fortunately, they answered my question and, I swear I didn’t see the link before, got it reversed to my original format.
Now the next conundrum, this one being wrestled by Fictionophile as well as myself. The awful advertisements that appear on my site MUST go. I’m suddenly plagued with them at the top, in the middle, and last thing at my sign off. Got to find enough money to upgrade JUST enough to get rid of those very embarrassing and extremely disruptive ads. You might check in on Lynne if you can help with her questions as well: Will people who have linked to my blog…still be able to use the same links they always did, OR, will they all have to change their links?
AND Will my theme and graphics transfer over smoothly to the new site?
Happy Reading! As always, please share with me your recommendations for great reads and thank you so much for taking the time to post your likes and comments. They are SOOO appreciated!
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