April 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

I say this every month, but really. REALLY. WHERE IS 2014 GOING?! I can’t believe it’s already May! Four months have just zoomed by and it all seems like a blur.

So what’s new with me this month? Ohhh, lots more wedding planning, as usual! Things are coming along nicely. I actually bought my wedding dress the other day (!!!!) and booked our photographer! Of course there are TONS more things to do, but things are going well so far! I decided to finally sit down and write up some blog posts on my wedding planning experiences. They won’t get too crazy, but I’ve had a lot of general thoughts about the process so far (of course) and it’s incredible how much help my blogging & Twitter friends have been, even with the little things! It’s nice to have support and advice as well as more people to the experience with!

It was also my blogoversary! I’ve been officially blogging for over two years now and I am still so in love with it! I’m also all signed up for BEA and cannot wait to go!!




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  • Well, what I’m most excited for is BEA! I will be ALL OVER THE PLACE this year and I’m so excited for it! I’ll be rooming with Alyssa from Books Take You Places and Amy from Tripping Over Books and I can’t wait to spend some more time with them too! If you’re going, make sure we say hi!! I was so shy last year I barely said hello to anyone. If you’re a first-timer, I also wrote a post based on my first time experiences at BEA last year. Give me a shout if you have questions! I may not be an expert, but I love to help! 🙂
  • I created a brand-new page for all of my Top Ten Tuesday posts, really getting into the organizing and archiving spirit!
  • I decided to start writing up a few posts about my wedding planning experience. They’ll be posting on the weekends so if you’re interested in a bit more personal posts, be sure to be on the lookout for them!
  • On the Same Page will be featuring The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire LeGrand! We’re so excited to be helping out with the Middle Grade Author Carnival on Saturday during BEA and working with Claire so we really wanted to read and feature one of her books!
  • The Selective Collective will be featuring We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and I will be hosting the interview & giveaway! Keep your eyes out for that post coming later in May!
  • I’m on the blog tour for Monument 14: Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne! Post coming at you Sunday, May 4th!
  • Reviews coming for Something Like Normal, The Chapel Wars, Gameboard of the Gods, Sean Griswold’s Head, and many more!

That wraps up April! I cannot believe how quickly it went by and that it’s already MAY! How is my wedding already six months away??? This is just crazy! I’ve been doing okay with my reading progress but things have slowed down again… Oh well! Life is happening and it’s all so exciting!

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5 thoughts on “April 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

  1. Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    I also can’t believe it is already May and so much is happening this month that I am going to be saying the same thing at the start of June. I can’t wait to see you at BEA this year! (I CAN’T BELIEVE BEA IS THIS MONTH). Also, I have started getting in the organizing/archiving spirit too. I made a tab for our TfT posts (although I need to do a better job updating it) and I re-cataloged all of our reviews by Author. Too bad I haven’t figured out how to create a drop down menu yet so that page is just sitting there. May project?

    PS: I have no idea how you see your search terms but they are always amusing 🙂

  2. Tara

    I just want to put in my two cents that I would love to hear about your wedding planning. So don’t feel like you have to limit yourself for our sakes. I’ve never planned a wedding and didn’t used to be interested in planning one, but now I’m more and more interested in the process!

  3. Amanda @ Book Badger

    I had no idea you were getting married, congratulations hunny! You’ve had such a good month, and 8 books is great, especially when they’re big books, that’s still two a week, and with all the plans and being busy, you’re entitled to chill out! Some good reviews there that I’ve looked at, and Th Distance Between Us was brilliant, one of my personal favourites myself, so that’s great too. Bring on May! 😀

  4. Stormy

    Ah wedding updates! Plus a blogoversary! Busy busy month for you!
    I love how every month something Lunar-chronicles related tends to be one of your most popular/amusing search terms.
    I so wish I was going to BEA! I’ll just have to live vicariously through everyone’s updates.

  5. Allie @ Little Birdie

    I can’t believe you’ve been blogging for two years – that’s such an amazing achievement!

    Ahhh, and I’m so jealous you’re off to BEA. That’s the awful thing about living across the pond, we UKers don’t have anything as awesome as that 🙁


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