Monthly Round-Up: April

Let’s just say goodbye to April and hope that May will bring better things, shall we?


Reading

With less time spent sitting in traffic and running errands, I’ve had a lot more time to read. I almost could’ve changed the hashtag to #50BooksinApril. Of the four books on my list, in addition to Verity (which I reviewed earlier this month) I also particularly liked I’ll Be Your Blue Sky, by Marisa de los Santos. With quirky characters, a charming setting, and the author’s uncanny ability to write poems with her sentences, it was everything I’ve come to expect from one of her novels.


Cooking

I have been baking up a storm. With a carbohydrate addiction and no regular access to Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, or Wawa, I’ve been forced to create my own coffee or teatime treats. One of my favorites was this vanilla almond pound cake from somewhatsimple.com. The weather is still fairly chilly, and a slice of this cake goes perfectly with a hot drink!


Listening

I’ve been writing for the vast majority of my life, but I’m far from what anyone would want to call an expert. There are a couple of writing craft podcasts I listen to regularly, and I’ve just added Fiction Writing Made Easy by one of my favorite fiction writing bloggers, Savannah Gilbo, to my library. If you’re a writer at any stage of your career and looking for a fresh take on the craft, check it out!


That’s all for April! Check back next week for a recipe, and keep doing what you’re doing to protect yourself and those around you. See you next month!

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