April 30, 2013

April Reads

I had an awesome reading month in March, and the trend continued in April. I finished 15 books. This puts my 2013 total at 51 books read so far toward my goal of 100. (I may have to up my goal if I keep reading at this pace!) Of the books I read, 4 counted for a genre challenge. I read 2,234 pages and listened to 53.98 hours of audio in April. 

5 Star Reads
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo 
The Giver by Lois Lowry (re-read)
Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
What Learning Leaves by Taylor Mali

4 Star Reads
Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Single Dad by Josh Wolf
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Someone  Like You by Sarah Dessen

3 Star Reads
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot (review)
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

In other news, this month my husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and his birthday! Also, I attended a library conference this month and learned about  using Zinio for digital magazine lending, using Pinterest for libraries, opening a library technology center with digital creation suites, and using Google Docs/Drive for library statistics and ready reference. I always tend to choose the technology-focused sessions!
How was your April, and what did you read? 


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