April Happenings

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April has come and gone.

This month was a really busy and crazy month for me personally. If you are a reader of the blog you will know what I mean. I am hoping that May will be a little less crazy.

Only two days into April I burned my right hand. I had 2nd degree burns. I went to the clinic and they put cream on it and had to go back every two days for a bandage change. Just before Easter I was able to take the bandage off. Looking at my hand today its healed very quickly, with a few red spots still visible and some sensitivity to the hand I am thankful it wasn’t worse.

The next big thing that happened this month was my son turned six. That meant party upon party for him. The first one was the family get together that wasn’t so bad we BBQ and kept it simple. The day of his birthday we let him choose supper (McDonalds) and the following Saturday we took 21 kids mini golfing, yes you read that right 21 kids. Now we have one more little party and that will happen in May. Michael wanted to invite some older girls that we know so it will be cake and bowling.

For the Buy a Book Read a Book challenge I have to say that I didn’t get to read the book I was going to read only because it was in paper back and for awhile I found it hard to hold the book because of the burn. I am hoping to make that up if I can next month.

The second challenge was 100+ Books Challenge I read 13 books this month. This brings my total of books read in the challenge to 44. Sadly I am behind in posting my reviews of those books. I have only written reviews for nine books and one of the reviews I have to write is for a book tour that was suppose to be for May but was moved to June.

April was a busy month for books coming in I got 60 books but six was books I won,three are for giveaways in May for Mother’s Day that I was asked to host, five are give aways and roughly twelve of them will be for book tours that are coming up in May and June.

As for my book buying I have to admit that I have bought more then I really needed to. Somehow three news and four used ones for Michael and six new and five used ones followed me to the check out. I couldn’t say no so they came home with me.

In honor of Earth day I ran a special contest and the winner is Myckyee AKA Donna. I also noticed that I forgot to announce the winner of Girls In Trucks book giveaway and the winner is Sheri S at bookopolis. Congrats to both winners. Enjoy your prize wins.

Also it was the local monthly meet up with Tina, Donna and Avis. From the meet up I brought home three books: Dead Cold, Light on Snow and fifty is not a hour letter word. I have to say if I haven’t said it already, I really love meeting up with Tina, Avis and Donna. Its great to talk about blogging, books and hot topics with them. Everyone has a different point of view. Plus I always seem to walk away with a little timbit of info.

I also want to mention that if you happen to see a review I have done and you have done the same review let me know and I will link it to yours. I don’t mind and you can do the same for me just let me know so that I can reciprocate.

Did you know that April 23rd is World Book and Copywrite day? The purpose of World Book and Copyright Day is to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors and to encourage people to discover the pleasure of reading. It is hoped that this will lead to the renewed respect for those who have made irreplaceable contributions to social and cultural progress. It is also hoped that World Book and Copyright Day will increase people’s understanding of and adherence to copyright laws and other measures to protect intellectual copyright.

Finally to wrap of the month of April I was given the “You don’t say” award from Lilly and the True Fairy Award from Bev. Thank you so very much. They really cheered me up today.

How was your April?

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