Hello everyone! I’m back for a very brief round-up because April turned out to be very different from expected. I ended up starting a freelance digital marketing contract with the brilliant Buxton International Festival at short notice which has pretty much taken over my life. It’s also changed my reading intentions. We have 56 authors appearing so I’ve switched my focus to catching up on their titles before July. If you live nearby definitely consider coming along – I’d love to see you!
We’ve all been adjusting to the new routine so I’m very behind on the blog, but I’m going to try to stick to at least 4 posts a month and also read everyone else’s updates too. In the meantime, here’s our rundown for April:
- The Wall by John Lanchester (4/5)
- Ships of Heaven by Christopher Somerville (4.25/5)
- All Among the Barley by Melissa Harrison (4.5/5)
- Station Zero by Philip Reeve (4/5)
- Hunger by Michael Grant (4/5)
- Lies by Michael Grant (3.5/5)
- The Worst Witch All at Sea by Jill Murphy (4.25/5)
- The Fairytale Hairdresser and Aladdin by Abie Longstaff and Lauren Beard (4/5)
- The Last Wolf by Mini Grey (4.25/5)
- The Magic Hour by Ian Beck (4.5/5)
Movies and TV
- Game of Thrones Season 5-8
We’ve basically been living in Westeros for 2 months now. I’m going to miss the TV series, but am really looking forwards to reading the books which I’ve deliberately avoided while the show has been running. Season Eight thoughts? We’re reserving judgement until it truly ends – I’m hopeful for a few more shockers yet.
Family Days Out
We visited Sedbergh book town for our big Easter day out – a place that all book lovers need to add to their travel lists. Watch this space for a write-up soon. Aside from this, we did a fair few local hikes to get in training for our summer hols which will involve a bit of hill climbing.
May is all about Hay. Al and I are going to see Robert Macfarlane talk about Underland (my main read this month) at the festival and we have several events booked with Little M. Really hope we’ll see some of you there!
Mel, Al & Little M