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Monday, May 1, 2017

My Month in Review: April

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I'm going to start to note the non-Macmillan books in this post with a star.

So in March I mostly read Macmillan children's backlist, boning up for my new job as the Mid-Atlantic field sales rep. For April, I jumped into the Fall 2017 list, which is what I started selling this month. On the one hand, I know it's kind of cruel to review books that aren't coming out for months, but on the other hand, you can always add them to your TBR lists! I will make a big effort to do the reviews for published books right away and if I stay behind on my reviewing, I will let it be the Not Yet Published (NYP) books that get delayed. Heck, that will just bring the review a little closer to the actual pub date, so that's not a bad thing, unless I completely forget everything about the book in the mean time! I'm not entirely sure what to do when I start reading Winter 2018 books that aren't even in the Goodreads database yet. I suppose I could add them and then combine them with the real book at a later date, but that's more effort and involves me remembering to do a fairly minor thing months down the road.

Books completed this month:
Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After by Heather Harpham
*American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater 
The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs by Janet Peery
Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas
Thornhill by Pam Smy
Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
Bored and Brilliant: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Spacing Out by Manoush Zomorodi
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (audio)
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith (audio)
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters With Extraordinary People by Susan Orlean
Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell

What I acquired this month (non-work books):
none! Doing better on my budget. Although I did buy some sidelines (non-books) at bookstores. Always dangerous.

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