April TBR



After a snowy March full of sickness and migraines, I looked forward to April as both a finish line and beginning of a new race; one full of health and lifted spirits.

April 1st brought gloomy skies, snow, and a fierce migraine.

I’m hoping that this isn’t foreshadowing what the rest of the month will bring. At the moment, however, I’m happy, because today has brought sunshine and the sound of snow dripping from the roof, and my headache was relieved enough to allow for some reading.

April’s TBR is ambitious, and I approach it with trepidation after last month’s reading fiasco, but I aim to complete as much as possible.

· Theft of Swords ·

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My current read. This book has been on my shelves for a few months and on my TBR list even longer. It has mixed reviews online, but I love the premise of the story and can’t wait to share my own opinion.

· North and South ·

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The 2004 North and South mini-series is one of my all-time favorites; as I sat down the other day to watch it for the hundredth time with my family, it occurred to me that I have never read the book. I snatched this Penguin English Library edition from Barnes and Noble and am in love with it; the cover and spine are so beautiful, and it’s one of the floppiest paperbacks I own.

· As Old as Time ·

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If you read my Belle’s Reading List post from last month, you may recognize this Twisted Tale. Expanding on the thought of “What if Belle’s mother cursed the Beast?”, this story promises a dark twist on the beloved fairy tale.

· Where Do You Get Your Ideas?: A Writer’s Guide to Transforming Notions into Narratives ·

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I picked this up in the Barnes and Noble discount section (my ultimate weakness). It fleshes out the concept of the writer’s notebook, something that has sparked my interest and have considered starting but am unsure how. I’m hoping this provides some insight.

· The Book That Made Me ·

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While I believe this book is marketed towards a younger readership, I loved the idea so much that as a writer I had to pick it up. Each chapter is devoted to an author of children’s and YA fiction, in which the author recounts the books or stories that shaped them as a reader and writer.

Last month I splurged on books; however, is there really such a thing as overspending on books? Well…unfortunately, despite my desperate attempts to escape to Narnia and Middle Earth, I do live in the real world, and yes, my bank account says there is such a thing. Therefore, I have an absolute ban on buying books this month and must satisfy myself with the books on my shelf or by reading snippets of library books during my volunteering (I’m joking. I don’t do that…stop looking at me). Hopefully I will devote more time this month to reading rather than buying books!

What’s on your April TBR?

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