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April Recap 2019

It was a busy ass month. We had so many visitors, work was busy, and my allergies were horrible so I ended May feeling like a wrung out old dishcloth.

We had 8+ visitors in the span of 10 days. It was great to see everyone, bu we’ve got to figure out better timing next time! They just all happened to be passing through Boston at the same time, so most we only saw for 1-2 days/nights, but it was still a lot. The plus side was that we went to Harpoon one weekend and had some of their delicious pretzels!

Books and Bookish Things
Had a pretty standard month when it comes to reading. Trudged through a nonfiction galley and read an okay fantasy trilogy. I was disappointed with V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic trilogy. It just didn’t work on so many levels and I still don’t understand how it was “adult” and not “young adult”. Who knows? Allegedly, she has better works out there and I’ll probably give them a try, but not in the immediate future.

  1. Get It Done – Michael Mackintosh
  2. A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) – V.E. Schwab
  3. A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) – V.E. Schwab
  4. A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) – V.E. Schwab

I found A LOT of cool things online this month, but restricted myself to one per site:

Culture Corner and What’s Next?
The last day of the month I went to see presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg speak in Somerville. After reading his book, Shortest Way Home, and being momentarily inspired to move to the Midwest (as if), I figured it was worth listening to his pitch. It was refreshing, but also felt staged. I got to shake hands with his husband, Chasten, and accidentally walked out into a meet and greet with him when the event was over (I got lost leaving the theater), so got quick snapshot of him running to his car 🙂

I’m slowly making my way through book five in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, Wolves of the Calla, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Afterward, I’ll probably tackle When Brooklyn Was Queer, a galley I’ve had for too long. But with my luck all the books I have on hold at the library will come in at the same time and all my plans will be for naught!

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2 thoughts on “April Recap 2019”

    1. It really is! We have a couple of great places in Boston that have colorful art and even colorful sculptures, which are a great break to the monotony or most public art.

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