National Poetry Month

We welcome April with the start to National Poetry Month. The last couple of years I missed out on going to some local poetry events and unfortunately this year we’re all shut in so I guess no in person poetry events but that’s not to say we can’t celebrate virtually, right?

Poets.org has Shelter In Poems to help us find comfort in prose plus 30 ways to celebrate National Poetry Month at home or online. I like that.

Or for those of you who enjoy podcasts, how about Poetry Off the Shelf by Poetry Foundation?

If you prefer watching performance poetry, check out Button Poetry’s collections of videos.

And, of course Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit is hosting a year long poetry reading challenge plus she has some other fun links to share.

As you can see by the picture I’m sharing, I took out Good Poems for Hard Times off of my poetry shelf today and look forward to re-visiting with some favorite poems in this book. Let me know if you are planning on reading any poetry this month or share some of your favorite poems.

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Month in Review

It would be the understatement of the year to say, March has felt like the longest month ever. I’m anxious about April but I know you all are. I want to get back to more consistent blogging if anything to give me (and hopefully all of you who visit) a break from the news. So let’s do this ok.

I read five books this month and I’m actually surprised by that because I thought for sure I hadn’t made a lot of progress. Granted, I’ve fallen a couple of books behind on my Goodreads challenge but that’s ok. Oh and I’ll get to the challenges part in a bit too. First, let’s talk about what I read:

The Address by Fiona Davis, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, Ms. Ice Sandwich by Meiko Kawakami, Despues del Invierno by Guadalupe Nettel and Good Talk by Mira Jacob.

My favorite was Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. What a wonderful book and even though I was a bit hesitant from all the wonderful reviews I’d heard of it, it did not disappoint.

Two of these were books that satisfied reading challenges. Ms Ice Sandwich counts for the Japanese Reading Challenge and the Reading Women Challenge and Despues del Invierno counts towards the Reading Women Challenge. Those two also count towards my personal goals of reading in translation and reading in Spanish.

I’m entering April with a couple of books that I hope to finish this week and then I probably will focus on some comfort reads. Maybe some romance or cozy mysteries or series by authors I enjoy. We’ll see what I find. What about you, what are your reading plans for April?

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Craft Edition: Stickers

Hello Friends – How are you doing? Last week was such a busy work week. Again, so grateful that I can work from home during this time but this situation is ever changing and we just have to adapt right? For those of you who are still going out to work, thank you for all that you are doing and be safe!

To say we are all experiencing a lot of stress is an understatement right? I try to find ways to focus on other things and that’s where our books and hobbies come in. Unfortunately one of my reads, while amazing, is also very hard to read because it’s set during war time. I’m still trying to get through it because it is good but I feel like I’m not making a lot of progress. Anyway, I’ll tell you about my current reads in another post.

However, this weekend I’ve been focusing on crafts, in particular stickers! Are you familiar with Stickii Club? They have the cutest stickers and I was so excited when they reached out to me and asked me if I wanted to share a bit about them.

Stickii Club is a sticker subscription company, which creates unique stickers and stationery. So for those who love planning and journaling or simple enjoy stickers you’ve got to check them out. They also have a Retro selection that features a lot of book related items. If you want to check them out you can use TRYSTICKII for 10% off any pack of your choice.Thank you again to Stickii Club for the stickers and the code!

Stickers totally remind me of when I was a kid and maybe that’s why I still love using them. I enjoy using them in my journaling, planner and even letters. How about you, do you still use stickers?

Alright everyone, thank you for hanging out with me and hope you are all doing well.

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