Monday, May 07, 2012

April in Review

What I Learned

I might undertake too many projects at one time. It is a miracle I get anything done. Take today for example... I would love to read a book, I really should write up the postcards I owe people, I am catching up with podcasts, doing laundry, trying to take pictures to keep that up, and etc etc. I am sure there is a lot of other things I am not even thinking about. (Today is Sunday, just so you know...) Then, this will be my second post written up today. I sent out postcards today, as in Monday, so if you don't receive one and I told you I would send you, please let me know and I will try again! Also, I am worried I might have missed someone. I am just impressed that I actually mailed things. I am terrible at mailing things... I made a goal to send 50 postcards like 2 years ago and I think I have sent about 7...

New To Me Authors

Kate Alcott (The Dressmaker)
E.E. O'Donnell (The Last Days of the Titanic)
Elizabeth Kaye (Lifeboat No. 8)

Series Talk

Space Trilogy: 1/3
Newford Series: I don't even know, but working on it at least.
Titanic Trilogy: 3/3 FINISHED!
Bess Crawford: 2/3
Emma Series: 10/10 FINISHED!
Shirley Series: 1/1 FINISHED!
A Bride's Story Series: 1/3

The Source

Review: 3
Used Bookstore: 1
Library: 5
E-Book: 1
Online: 12

What I Read

67. The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (Completed April 1, 2012)
68. Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, Book 1) by C.S. Lewis (Completed April 2, 2012)
69. Spirits in the Wires (Newford Series, Book 13) by Charles de Lint (Completed April 3, 2012)
70. The Last Days of the Titanic: Photographs and Mementos of the Tragic Maiden Voyage by Edward Eugene O'Donnell (Completed April 4, 2012)
71. Unsinkable (Titanic Trilogy, Book 1) by Gordon Korman (Completed April 6, 2012)
72. Collision Course (Titanic Trilogy, Book 2) by Gordon Korman (Completed April 7, 2012)
73. S.O.S. (Titanic Trilogy, Book 3) by Gordon Korman (Completed April 7, 2012)
74. Level Up by Gene Luen Yang (Completed April 14, 2012)
75. Lifeboat No. 8: An Untold Tale of Love, Loss, and Surviving the Titanic by Elizabeth Kaye (Completed April 14, 2012)
76. Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger (Completed April 15, 2012)
77. An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery (Book 2) by Charles Todd (Completed April 19, 2012)
78. Emma Volume 1 by Kaoru Mori (Completed April 23, 2012)
79. Emma Volume 2 by Kaoru Mori (Completed April 24, 2012)
80. Emma Volume 3 by Kaoru Mori (Completed April 24, 2012)
81. Emma Volume 4 by Kaoru Mori (Completed April 24, 2012)
82. Emma Volume 5 by Kaoru Mori (Completed April 24, 2012)
83. Emma Volume 6 by Kaoru Mori (Completed April 24, 2012)
84. Emma Volume 7 by Kaoru Mori (Completed April 24, 2012)
85. Emma Volume 8 by Kaoru Mori (Completed April 24, 2012)
86. Emma Volume 9 by Kaoru Mori (Completed April 24, 2012)
87. Emma Volume 10 by Kaoru Mori (Completed April 24, 2012)
88. Shirley Volume 1 by Kaoru Mori (Completed April 28, 2012)
89. A Bride's Story Volume 1 by Kaoru Mori (Completed April 28, 2012)

Books Added to the TBR Pile

Tapping the Dream Tree by Charles de Lint (Buddy Read with Carl)
Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
Code Name, Verity by Elizabeth Wein
A Bitter Truth: Bess Crawford Series, Book 3 by Charles Todd

Second-Hand Bookstore:
The Cosmic Trilogy by C.S. Lewis (I read book 1 for a blog tour that I am posting tomorrow, so I was thrilled to find the other two.)
A Hard Day's Night by Simon R. Green (I really enjoyed the first three Nightside books, but for page length and my reading speed the are not worth buying new. So, I am collecting them second hand.)
Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier (I enjoyed the first 2 books in this series, so thought I should grab this while it was there.
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (Amanda bragged this book up and I was going to read it through the library, but I couldn't resist grabbing this copy)
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker (This has been on my list for ages! I decided to grab it when I saw it.)
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (I have heard good things about this series.)
Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
Dreamdark: Blackbringer by Laini Taylor (I know I have heard about this book but I couldn't remember if it was positive thoughts or negative... I took a chance.)
The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman (I have heard a lot about this book and thought I would grab a copy for myself.)

Titanic Victims in Halifax Graveyards by Blair Beed
S.O.S. by Gordon Korman
The Last Days of the Titanic by E.E. O'Donnell
Womanthology by Ann Nocenti
Titanic Survivor by Violet Jessop
Unsinkable by Gordon Korman
Grave mercy - LaFevers, Robin.
Children of the Titanic - Welldon, Christine.
Voyagers of the Titanic : passengers, sailors, shipbuilders, aristocrats, and the worlds they came from - Davenport-Hines, R. P. T. (Richard Peter Treadwell)
American rose : a nation laid bare : the life and times of Gypsy Rose Lee - Abbott, Karen
Passage - Willis, Connie.
Leviathan wakes - Corey, James S. A.
Quest for the spark. Book 2 - Sniegoski, Tom.
Daughters of Rome - Quinn, Kate.


  1. Oh Kelly, your first paragraph just had me giggling away. It sort of sounded like you were living inside my scattered brain. :P Oh, and I totally suck at mailing things too! My intentions are great, my follow-through not-so-much. :/

  2. But that does not mean I won't send you a post card! I just have to get out somewhere to find a good one first. :P

  3. I'm right there with you on taking on too many projects. I don't know when I'll ever learn that there are only so many hours in a day! ha...

    How is The Dress Maker? I like that cover!

  4. WOO HOO! I'm giddy with excitement to find out postcards aregetting to you!! I have another one I will mail soon...

  5. I always take on too many projects too! I really need to focus and finish a few. Good luck with yours.

  6. Love that you're still into the C. S. Lewis trilogy. Love that you slow in mailing as am I. So comforting to know I'm not alone, and what is it with being so busy lately?! I hear you!

  7. Good month, Kailana!

  8. That's a lot of Titanic!
    I really like the Spellman series - I hope you do to!


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