I read Trail of Lightning this month as part of the readalong hosted by Wyrd and Wonder hosts. I could not read along with others and could not discuss the book on the dates chosen by the hosts. I knew this month was going to be hectic at work, so I sped through the book in the beginning of this month when I had some free time. I have been too busy with a new project at work and have been unable to blog. I will not be able to blog much for the next couple of months I guess. This is the only book I have read so far from my fantasy TBR. But I am glad I was able to finish at least one book.
I am joining Imyril and some other wonderful bloggers on a journey through fantasy land this May as part of Wyrd and Wonder. If you would like to sign up or find out more details about this blogging event, please check out this post.
It’s still April 30th night in US but it is already May 1st in all the other parts of the world so I am posting this anyway.
April wasn’t such a good reading month for me. I went on vacation, work got really busy to the point of giving me headaches (literally) and I spent a lot of time outside basking in the spring sun. After the terrible winter, I was happy to be able to go to parks and do some outdoor activities. I enrolled my kid in a soccer class and evenings are spent either there or in the park. Because of this, my reading time got cut short. I am also trying to sleep early these days so that I can wake up early in the morning.
I went on a trip to Portland and got to visit Powell’s Bookstore, which is considered world’s biggest bookstore. I will have a detailed post up on that bookstore along with some pics. I bought three books there. See how good I am getting these days at resisting myself? Few years back, I would have bought 13 books from a bookstore that huge and amazing. Now I have developed a lot of self control. I read two out of these three books in April.
I did not blog much in March and it was a pretty hectic month in general. Everyone at home fell sick with some viral infection and that wasted a lot of time. But the good thing is that I got more time to read because of sick days. I read a total of 5 books and 2 tiny books which I read to my son in March. It was a great reading month as most of the books I read were 5 star reads.
After two months of mostly reading non-fiction, I picked up Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin at the end of February. I wanted to read this book for a long time and Feb being Black History Month, I wanted to read something by a black author. I am so glad I picked this book as it is now one of my all-time favorite reads and the best read of 2019 so far. This book was amazing and I have now found a new favorite author.
Feb was an okay month in terms of reading. I was in a fiction reading slump 🙂 I wanted to read more non-fiction for some reason. I only read one fantasy book in feb and everything else was non-fiction. I mostly read books on minimalism, productivity and food science. I read a total of 6 books.
These are the books I read in Feb –
This is not technically a post about minimalism. This series of posts just document my journey towards a minimalistic life. I would not consider myself a minimalistic person yet but I am trying to get there slowly.
You can read my other minimalism posts here:
Minimalism : Part 1 (Reduce)
Minimalism : Part 2 (Organization)