It has been a very long month, but it has gone by fairly fast. From a reading perspective I’m definitely glad I was so far ahead at the end of March as I haven’t had much leisure time this month. I have managed to get most of the way through Gone With the Wind and plan on having a review up by Monday at the latest, but it has definitely been a trek. I also have to read First Blood by David Morrell for our Books into Movies book group and watch the film by this coming Monday. All I know about the book is that it introduced Rambo to the world.
Last week at work we kicked off the season with our annual gala. It was definitely a success, but the coolest part, at least concerning this book blog, was that Scholastic Book Clubs, one of our sponsors, provided copies of The Hunger Games trilogy for every guest! Although it was a bit of a pain unpacking all 525 copies and getting them into our swag bags – it was totally worth it. It was funny to see our student volunteers and our adult guests get so excited over a set of books and many tried to sneak out multiple copies! On a side note, the books actually weighed a ton – the shipping document said 2080 lbs!
On the book buying front, I broke my spell of no-book buying except for book group if I couldn’t get it from the library (which is pretty good – lasting 4+ months). I purchased copies of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for Tom to read (he hasn’t read a single one – he says he has plans to read them this summer, but for shame…), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (for book group in June or July) and a copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society as I’d seen it everywhere and loved the sound of the title and the basic premise is intriguing – plus it was only $1.00 with my coupon.