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The Month That Was… April 2019
monthly round-up

The Month That Was… April 2019

+International Giveaway

My monthly updates and giveaways are back! I liked the idea of more frequent life and book updates, but they were just too hard to keep up with. I know I can manage once a month at least! If anything particularly exciting happens, I will try and do some non-bookish posts. Anyone interested in posts which are really just loads of photos of Scully and the garden?

Because I have been so terrible at keeping up with reviews lately, you can win any one of the books mentioned in this post, not just the ones pictured. Please note that the giveaway is open to countries Wordery and/or The Book Depository ship to. The winner will receive a brand new copy of their chosen title.


Also read:

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol ☆☆☆☆
Dry by Neal + Jarrod Shusterman ☆☆☆☆
The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg ☆☆☆☆
Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff ☆☆☆☆
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman ☆☆☆
The Water Cure by Sarah Mackintosh ☆☆☆
The Happy Brain by Dean Burnett ☆☆☆☆
The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard ☆☆☆☆


POPSUGAR Reading Challenge – 24/52
1. A book becoming a movie in 2019: The Art of Racing in the Rain
24. A book that takes place in a single day: They Both Die at the End
26. A book that’s published in 2019: Other Words for Smoke
31. A book about a family: The Water Cure
37. A book with a two-word title: War Doctor
48. Two books that share the same title #2: Dry

Around the Year in 52 Books – 24/52
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals: A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover: The One Hundred Nights of Hero
26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue: The Devouring Gray
34. A book with a person’s name in the title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
43. A book related to STEM: The Happy Brain

Also blogged about:

On My Radar: May
The Inevitable Fortnightly Update
It’s #Readathon Weekend!
#Readathon: Hour Five
#Readathon: Hour Twenty
#Readathon Wrap-Up
Magical Readathon Wrap-Up

Now enter the giveaway…

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  1. Jeane

    I'd like to see photos of your garden! I take so many of mine, they have a separate blog from my books. Thanks for doing the giveaway! I haven't done one in a long time because I felt people were loosing interest . . . is it possible to be selective about a book I'd like to enter for a chance at? (I already have Racing in the Rain, really interested in War Doctor, Other Words for Smoke, and Boy and His Dog at the End of the World)

    1. Ellie

      You get to choose the book if you win. I posted in a bit of a rush so sorry if not clear, I'm not giving away all the books, just one of the winner's choice.

  2. shelleyrae @ book'd out

    You’ve read some great books this past month. I like the sound of War Doctor particularly

    FYI … the way Your Rafflecopter form is set up, I’m stalled at Follow on Instagram, as I don’t have an Instagram account, so I’m not sure what the 5th entry is

    1. Ellie

      I'll take a look when I'm back on my laptop. It shouldn't be a required option so not sure why it's blocking you. I thought I'd actually deleted the 5th thing!

    2. Ellie

      Ah ok. You get double entries for following on Instagram. So there are only 4 options but 5 available entries.

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