April round-up

April’s gone! Spring’s here, even if a little cold and unstable weather-wise. Since the time change at the end of March, my mood has significantly picked up, and so has my enjoyment of reading. I am so happy the dark months are over! I am a bit behind on reviewing, but with a new dose of energy, I’m sure I’ll catch up in the next few weeks. What was more important for me was to catch up on my 12 bookshops for 12 months project, I managed to do that in reality and the last catch up post is already scheduled for this Saturday, so all is on track.

My April reading has been quite varied, it may not be many books, but given that Shogun is 1100 pages long it definitely was a lot of pages read this month. I’ve mentally moved to Japan for two weeks (actually four, but half of it was in March), then experienced Czech humour and absurdity, moved to US to experience a coming of age story and then a great but also terrifying horror/fantasy book set during the era Jim Crow laws, only to finish on a more lyrical note with beautiful photographs from the Webbs.

How was your April? Are you enjoying spring?

Here’s what I read this month:

22. Slant Rhymes – Rebecca Norris Webb, Alex Webb (r)
21. Lovecraft Country – Matt Ruff (r)
20. History of Wolves – Emily Fridlund (r)
19. The Absolute at Large – Karel Capek (r)
18. Shogun – James Clavell (r)

Photo by Violetta Kaszubowska 

3 thoughts on “April round-up

    1. I just finished it this weekend. I liked it a lot but didn’t love it as much as the Fool on the Hill. It was scary, bit not because of the supernatural, but rather because of the human behaviour.

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