Monday, May 3, 2021

April Reading Wrap Up

Spring is here! Most of the time anyway. I mean, we got hail the other day and we went from 85 down to like 50 so that was something. But hey, some nice weather and a chance for the small one to get outside and cause chaos in a new environment. And things are looking better for getting somewhat back to normal. Well not quite normal but normal-er. But we're vaccinated in this house (at least those of old enough to get the shot) as are our families and more and more friends and it's so nice to see even a little bit of light at the end of this very long tunnel. 

Also, let's take a look at where the lil monster is
Art project! He refused to take it off for awhile. Also he thinks it's a cat mask. I'd correct him but butterflies don't make cute noises so kitty it is.

On a reading side, April was a re-read month. I dunno why. I didn't intend for it to be at the start of the month. But that also seems to mean this was a very, white month. Not great, I know. Why don't we just take a look at those stats.

Books read
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Superfreakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
Broken in the Best Possible Way by Jenny Lawson
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
World War Z by Max Brooks

Pages read
so close to hitting, nay exceeding, 2,000. I saw it, thought about reading something short to push me over the edge and then...didn't. Whatchya gonna do?

Female authors

BIPOC authors
See this is not great. 

US author
Book format
audiobook: 80%
paperback: 20%

Where'd I get the book
Chain bookstore: 20%
Gift: 20%
Audible: 20%
Library: 40%

sometimes it's what you (I) need

Bookclub read
I recommend The Princess Bride for your bookclub, especially if you haven't done much reading about the book. A+ bookclub. Also then you have an excuse to rewatch The Princess Bride 

Decade published
1970s - 20%
2000s - 60%
2020s - 20%

Resolution books
Just the one, The Princess Bride originally published in '73. Low bar that I'm just barely managing not to trip over.