April was all about the love for my library. I discovered that in addition to having a subscription to OverDrive, my library also has a subscription to RB Digital (a service that has some book choices that overlap with OD, but also has more offerings, including magazines).
Books attached to the post are my favorites for the month.
Dewey Read-a-thon stats: 5 books, 279 pages read; one mini-challenge completed; 6 hours and 41 minutes reading time.
BL/GR: 42/75 - I increased by goal by 23 books and I am already over the 50% mark!
Pop Sugar: 10 new prompts filled; 24/50 prompts filled total
1. It's in His Kiss (Lucky Harbor #10) by Jill Shalvis - 3 stars
2. Paper Girls (Book One) by Brian K. Vaughan et al - 4.5 stars
3. George by Alex Gino - 3.5 stars
4. Once Upon a Spine (A Bibliophile Mystery #11) by Kate Carlisle - 1 star
5. Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family #1) by Melissa de la Cruz - 5 stars
6. Barefoot Season (Blackberry Island #1) by Susan Mallery - 5 stars
7. The Irish Americans: A History by Jay P. Dolan - 2.5 stars
8. Hospitality and Homicide (Tourist Trap Mystery #8) by Lynn Cahoon - 3 stars
9. Three Sisters (Blackberry Island #2) by Susan Mallery - 3 stars
10. Wonderment in Death (...In Death #41.5) by J.D. Robb - 3 stars
11. Evening Stars (Blackberry Island #3) by Susan Mallery - 5 stars
12. Island Girls by Nancy Thayer 3.5 stars
13. One Wish (Thunder Point #7) by Robyn Carr - 2.5 stars
14. Winter Eve (Shifters of Ashwood Falls #0.5) by Lia Davis - 3.5 stars
15. Catherine Finds Love (Ruby Springs Brides #1) by Karla Gracey - 3 stars
16. Desperate (Lipstick and Lead #1) by Sylvia McDaniel - 2.5 stars
17. Doc's Town (Prossers Bay #0.5) by Cheryl Phipps - 1 star
18. Three Fates by Kate Quinn - 4 stars
1. I Contain Multitudes by Ed Young - I couldn't make it through the first chapter. Sorry Flat Book Society.
2. Death on Tap (Sloan Krause Mystery #1) by Ellie Alexander - Boring, badly drawn characters and lots of details about things that don't matter. Suffers greatly from first book-itis. Still no dead body at the 20% mark so I cut my loses there.
3. Driftwood Cottage (Chesapeake Shores #5) by Sherryl Woods - Stupid morons, their poor kid who is already one year old and looking for an escape away from his parents, and his meddling family left me cold at the 15% mark. Couldn't care about any of these characters to read their stories, so I am DNF'ing the whole series.
I almost gave up on this comic series at page 10 as I had all the homophobia I could take from a comic book. Then Tiffany called Mac out on her shit and told her to knock off the slurs and not make an AIDS joke, and I was well, I like Tiffany. So I kept reading for Tiffany, but by the end of the book I was rooting with all the girls (including Melissa). What a great ride the first 10 issues were; I really picked up my reading pace after they time warped/traveled to 2016. Leaving this story at the end (they have reunited with KJ in the fourth fold) was bittersweet. Although I am not one for 80s nostalgia (I was 10 in 1989) except for music, I really rooted for the four papergirls to get back to 1988 and save the world. Brian K. Vaughn is quickly becoming my favorite indie comic writer - the humor, the emotional turns, the science fiction that isn't too over my head makes for such fun reading. Highly recommend, just take those first few pages with promise that it does it better.
The adventures continues as things get mighty complicated. The paper girls find themselves in prehistoric times, meeting the locals as well as a visitor from their future. The past, present and future all come together in a confusion with plenty of action. The girls also find out a bit more about themselves.
Quite good as the series becomes engaging and it's not finished: there's more to come