April Update and other news

7th May 2018 4 By zooloobookblog

So April has been a bit of a whirlwind really! I got nominated for Best Newcomer in the Bloggers Bash awards! I have taken part in a lot of cover reveals, book blitz and even done some book reviews. I have met some wonderful bloggers (only on the internet mind you), won a couple of books, got a lot of book post, spoken to a few authors and just loved every single minute of it. I have only been doing this for 3 months but feels like so much longer.

Aside from reading, it was my birthday at the beginning of the month, so took my little lady to Chessington with my friend and her husband-to-be and then we had some adult time in the evening.

The soldier boy came home mid-April after being away for 2 months so the little lady was over the moon. She woke up at 3am when he got home, cheered his name and then passed out straight away again.

It was also the month we found out what school the little lady will start in September, we didn’t get our first choice but I think that it has worked out better in the long run for us, but it means she won’t be so little anymore. *sob*

We also treated the little lady to the cinema for the first time to see Peter Rabbit, but bless her she is too small for the seat so nearly fell through the gaps a few times.

To end my month it was the second of my best friends’ hen party so I travelled back home to Watford and we went out in London, somehow I managed to avoid a hangover – god knows how at my age!

Yet as this is about my April reading… I have news… that’s right I have managed to complete a monthly challenge I set!! I was over the moon! Although to be fair I had to read these for the blog tours but I did manage to read a book not included in the blog tour, so even better!


Check out my page for the May Challenge under the Reading Challenge

So, in case you missed it, I managed to read:-


I had hoped to finish this one in March, but it was two days into April I finally finished listening to this in my car!

Check my review out here 








 This one I finished on 8th April and it took me completely by surprise. Check my review out here








This book was my third book for April. This one will always have a special place in my heart as I had been acknowledged by the author in this book *wow* Check my review out here









This was my 4th book for April. One of my favourite spooky book ever!!!! Really can’t wait for the 2nd book Check my review out here









This book was not on my challenge but I managed to sneak it in, and it was a welcome relief after Medium Wave! It has made me want to buy a bookshop! Check out my review here







Check out my May challenge to see what I am reading this month!