This has not been a great reading month for physical books for me. Even though I have loved being back in school with the children, it has been very hectic, and I have continued to teach virtually for one or two children for most of that time which I wasn’t really mentally prepared for! I’m not sure I’ve ever felt so drained in the evenings with no energy to read more than a few pages, if that. Most of my reading has happened at the weekend. Both my husband and I have now had our first vaccination. I wasn’t expecting to have one yet but, when I was contacted by my GP Surgery and asked to book one, I went for it. I really enjoyed attending the virtual book launch for Vashti Hardy’s new lower-middle grade book, Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest this month. I even managed a green apple schnapps drink! I’m now off on my Easter holiday, and am hoping to enjoy lots of reading and walking!
Books I’ve read:
I’ve read 9 books this month: 6 physical copies and 3 audiobooks. I look part in a Blog Tour for Skin Taker, and have posted reviews for Everyday Magic, Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest and Dragon World.
My Feedback Ratio is currently at 88%. I am lucky enough to be auto-approved by Little Tiger who have some wonderful reads on NetGalley which I couldn’t resist. I have Skyborn by Sinead O’Hart, Between Sea and Sky by Nicola Penfold and How to be a Human by Karen McCombie waiting to read. I am especially excited to read Skyborn as I have just finished a re-read of Eye of the North. It is a prequel which tells the story of ‘Thing’ from Eye of the North and I was reading it with whole new eyes on a second reading.
Books sent by publishers:
I feel very fortunate to have been sent so many books by publishers this month. I think this is the most I’ve been sent.
Books I’ve bought:
I have bought 12 books this month: mostly middle-grade with one young adult and a couple of picture books. I had already read The Wild Robot Escapes last year through the library but I have a couple of boys in my class who loved The Wild Robot. When I told them there was another book, they were very excited to read it, so I couldn’t resist adding it to our class library.
How has your month been? Have you read any of these?