Wednesday, May 2, 2018

April Wrap-Up 2018

April was a busy month for me. With the concrete poured we got to start putting patio furniture in but that meant assembly which was a big headache. Plus it looks like spring is finally here and so we've had to start mowing at our rentals so....yeah, I'm crazy busy and when I get busy I often don't feel like reading in my downtime. So I didn't read that much this month. Dewy's 24 Hour Readthon helped me get two more books under my belt though.

Our new swing, Cliff has made himself at home, and the new fence on the north side of the house

Pergola minus the fire pit.  I'll get complete pictures one day
So there's a few pictures of the backyard for you. Now onto the books.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier, Optimists Die First by Susan Nielsen, Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo, My Sister's Bones by Nuala Ellwood, Ross Poldark by Winston Graham and Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Favorite of the month with five stars was Optimists Die First. Least Favorites was Daughter of the Sun.


  1. Spring's always a busy time, isn't it? At least your backyard looks nice and hopefully you have some nice weather now so you can really enjoy it!

  2. I've always wanted a swing in my backyard! It seems like the perfect place to read in the spring and summer :) Cliff is absolutely adorable! My two cats would do exactly the same thing. I hope you have a lovely May, Jenny!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  3. Your patio is incredible. I love sitting and swinging so much. Enjoy! Can I just say how happy I am to see you liked Optimists Die First. I am such a fan of this book, and do not think it gets enough love.

  4. I think Drama is the only book I haven't read by Raina. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

  5. Aww check out the cat hanging out! He looks cozy. :) Love the pergola...

    Optimists Die First- what a title!

  6. Six books is still great. I'm excited to see your backyard! We should make smores!

  7. Your backyard looks awesome!! Things have been so busy here, too. I haven't had a chance to even look at my April numbers. I hope you are able to find a lot of downtime in your backyard this summer.