What’s On My Plate – April 2014

On My Plate

Yeah, so I’m a little late getting this post up. Life is kind of crazy from now until the end of the school year, with my daughter’s choir Pop Show next week, and 8th grade promotion in May. The end of the school year is always busy no matter what grade your kids are in, so I’m just going to try to hang tough until school’s over! Meanwhile, I have an awfully busy April book schedule, so I will try my best to keep up:-) Here’s what I have on my plate this month:

For review from publishers/authors:

In the interest of time, because I’m so behind, I’m not going to link all these titles. Sorry! Let’s just say I need to read them all this month! I’m reading High & Dry right now and it’s soooo good!

Blog Tours:

Apex Publications Operation Fourth Story: This blogger event is going on through April 17th, and various blogs will be hosting Apex authors and editors and reviewing Apex Magazine. I’m pretty excited to be participating because I’m a huge Apex fan! The purpose of Operation Fourth Story is to bring attention to the online Apex Magazine and try to get new subscribers. The magazine will add a “fourth story” each month if they get to their subscription goal. Pretty cool, right? I will certainly be subscribing myself. Check back in the next couple of weeks as I review an issue of Apex Magazine, feature editor Lesley Conner, and interview managing editor Cameron Salisbury. And I’ll have information on how YOU can subscribe as well…

The Ophelia Prophecy Blog Tour: I have a guest post with author Sharon Lynn Fisher tomorrow, Sunday April 6th! I loved The Ophelia Prophecy, and Sharon will be talking about, ah hem, interspecies couples. Sounds intriguing, right? Check back here tomorrow!

The Making of Nebraska Brown Blog Tour: My stop is on April 21 and there will be a giveaway on this tour.

Scan Blog Tour: I can’t wait to start reading this book! It’s co-authored by Sarah Fine and Walter Jury, and Walter Jury is the pen name for Pouya Shabazian, one of the producers of the Divergent movie! In addition to reviewing the book, I’ll have an interview with Pouya. I’ve asked him lots of questions about Divergent, so if you are a fan, check back here on April 30 for my interview!

Book Events:

Wondercon is kind of a mini San Diego Comic Con, but it’s much easier to get tickets to, and it’s closer to home. I’ll be checking it out on Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20. You may still be able to get tickets if you live in Los Angeles.

The Pasadena Tenn Book Fest: This event is free, but you have to reserve a ticket. I’m not really sure if they’re sold out or not, but I did reserve tickets and it didn’t tell me I was on the wait list so…who knows. Pasadena is in my backyard, so I’m going to check it out. Click here if you’d like to see the list of authors participating!


Best Series Blog Hop: This ends tomorrow, so click here if you’d like to enter for a chance to win one of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone novels!

March Book Review Giveaway: I’m starting this giveaway today, and I’ll have the post up later. You can win one of the books I reviewed in March!

April New Release Giveaway Hop: Hosted by Book Nerd, I’ll be featuring some April new release books on this hop (duh). Stop back on April 15th when the hop starts.

Whew, I think that’s enough for one month, don’t you? What are your bookish plans for April? Let me know!

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Posted April 5, 2014 by Tammy in What's On My Plate / 5 Comments


5 responses to “What’s On My Plate – April 2014

  1. I’ll be participating in the Apex Operation Fourth Story as well! I’m not a big short story reader, so first time I’d heard of Apex was in the February tour and so it’s really exciting for me.

    I’ll be looking forward to the guest post by Sharon Lynn Fisher too. Interspecies couples, eh? Maybe I can get insight into my Mass Effect obsession with Garrus 😛

  2. Busy month! Hope your April books are awesome. Glad to hear you’re enjoying High & Dry so far. We may have to stop by Pop Show!