April Goals Check In

Hi Guys!

We’re at the end of April, so I thought I’d do my usual Check In.

Challenge 1 – 2018 Goodreads Goal

Spectacles, by Sue Perkins

The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame

The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, by Deborah Rodriguez

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff

Murder by Fire, by Faith Martin

Murder at Work, by Faith Martin

All this month’s reviews are on Goodreads, as I’ve not been in review mode.

I’m really pleased that I’ve managed to finish another 6 books in April. It has been a difficult month for me and I’ll admit I’ve not been reading a lot. I didn’t read my Euro Crime Pick, which was “Kill The Father” by Sandrone Dazieri – it was a bit too close for comfort (more on that later). I’m currently at 28 books, which is 6 ahead, or 40%, but as previously mentioned my reading is slowing down.

Book of the month for me was “The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul” by Deborah Rodriguez – very much the right book at the right time.

Challenge 2 – Mount TBR

Nothing from this Challenge this month – they have all been either library books or new books. Still 7 towards 24.

Challenge 3 – The 2018 Reading Challenge

I read a Memoir this month – “Spectacles” by Sue Perkins. That’s 4 of 12 challenges met – on track!

Challenge 4 – Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge

I finally read my first Classic Children’s book, “The Wind in the Willows”, by Kenneth Grahame. That’s 1 out of 6. Still 1 behind, but I’m not too worried.

Quiet Geordie update

I did just want to put a little extra update on me on the end of this. The Blog is a year old in May, and I will do something to celebrate, but probably not til June as I’m not sure I’ll be up to it. As you may have noticed I’m not posting as regularly, and in May it’s likely to be mostly Blog Tour Content Posts more so than anything else.

As many of you are aware, my Dad is terminally ill and we are very much waiting for a phone call from the hospice any day. I am more or less coping, but my reading has slipped!

Hope you’re all well – see you all soon


5 thoughts on “April Goals Check In

  1. Losing a parent is SO hard, no matter what age you are. Both of my parents are gone now, but they remain in my heart. I’ll be thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Life has a way of pushing trivial things like reading on the back burner.
    Don’t worry, it will be there for you later to sustain you.


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