Sunday Post #199 (4/30/17) – Good Riddance To April!

Posted April 29, 2017 | 54 Comments

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Adios, April! You’ve been an awful month. Hopefully May will be kinder.

The weather has been so nice and warm, though. I love it. I’ve been wanting to grow a jalapeno plant and I finally got one. Now it just needs to be transplanted. That’s tomorrows project.

Reading has gone mostly well. I finished five books & listened to one audio book. I’ve already completed 57% of my Goodreads goal, so I’ll probably increase it. I made it a lot lower this year because I knew I wasn’t going to have as much time to read. We’ll see how it goes.

On the Blog

Books Read

  • White Trash Zombie Gone Wild by Diana Rowland
  • Skitter by Ezekiel Boone
  • Buns by Alice Clayton

Books Acquired



Did you see the trailer for the new Kingsman movie?! Can’t wait to see it.

April Yums

I’m not necessarily one for subscription boxes, but I knew I had to try Universal Yums! I’ve been a subscriber for 7 months and I love it. Each month I get a box filled with snacks from a different country, so I thought I’d start sharing them on here.

April’s box was from Austria!

It was pretty good. Those mini banana things are … interesting.

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Have a great week!


54 responses to “Sunday Post #199 (4/30/17) – Good Riddance To April!

  1. Yay for May! Glad you had good April weather and goodluck with your jalapeno plant.

    I need to start that Ilona Andrews series soonish now that I’m caught up on Innkeeper Chronicles and Kate Daniels.

    Have a good week, Christy!

    • Christy

      I’m torn between which series to start first because I know characters from this one appear in the Innkeeper Chronicles. But I couldn’t pass up a price drop. πŸ˜€

    • Christy

      Dude, Greg, you HAVE to read the White Trash Zombie series! If you like iZombie, then you’ll enjoy it.

  2. I hope May is kinder to you! I am looking forward to May, and I hope I don’t regret it. LOL Way to go on your Goodreads goal! I set mine really low (13 books) on purpose. I just like seeing the percentage above 100%. πŸ™‚

    I’ll be curious for your take of On the Edge. I enjoyed it and keep meaning to read more in the series.

    The Universal Yums subscription box sounds like so much fun! I am glad you are enjoying it. πŸ™‚

    I hope you have a great week, Christy, and a fantastic May!

    Literary Feline (Wendy) recently posted: Sunday Post: April in Review & To Re-Read or Not to Re-Read
    • Christy

      You should try the snack subscription box. They’re fun for family and kids. It comes with a booklet that has some fun facts and games for each country. Mouse might enjoy it.

    • Christy

      I am now! πŸ˜€ The Yum box is a lot of fun to share with family and the kids. It comes with a booklet that has fun facts and information about the snacks and the country.

  3. Yay warm weather! And ooh a jalapeno plant. I love fresh veggies and herbs and things, but I’ve never actually tried to grow one myself. Seems like too much work, and I literally wouldn’t even have the slightest clue what to do!

    Kristen recently posted: The Weekly Update: 4/30/17
    • Christy

      Thanks, Geybie! Yeah, there’s just not as much time to read or blog lately, and it sucks. πŸ™

  4. Yeah I am super ok with April being over. Wasn’t a great month for me. Hopefully May is better for both of us πŸ™‚ A jalapeno plant sounds cool. I have always wanted to garden but I chicken out. That subscription box is very cool and yes those mini banana things are very . . . interesting. Have a great week!!

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    • Christy

      You should start with one plant in a pot. There are some pretty easy ones. The subscription box is a lot of fun to share with kids, because it comes with a booklet that has fun fact and games that educate and gets them to try new things.

    • Christy

      Dude, I’m so freaking in love with the cover of the next White Trash Zombie book. Hopefully I can read The Edge soon.

  5. Sorry to hear you had a bad April. My April was actually pretty good. That’s awesome you finally got a jalapeno plant! I am also doing pretty well with my goodreads challenge. I might raise my goal eventually, not sure yet.

    That universal Jums box looks great! I think I’ve eaten those mini fritts or something similar while on vacation in Switzerland once.

    I hope May will be a better month for you!

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  6. Fingers crossed May will be better! And wohoo a jalapeno plant. I’m mildly obsessed with jalapeno so if I had a garden, I would totally want a plant to. That snack subscription box sounds like so much fun. It’s a clever idea! I am very curious about those mini bananas lol!
    I hope you have a good week ahead!

  7. Sorry your April was crappy, hope May is crazy good to make up for it! And your yums box sounds like so much fun, what a great way to try flavours from other countries.

    • Christy

      It is a lot of fun. There’s some interesting stuff that comes from other countries, and it’s fun to at least try them.

    • Christy

      You should! It’s a lot of fun for families to share with kids. There’s a booklet that has fun facts, little games, and gives background on the snacks and the country. Your kids might enjoy it. And it’s fun to experience what other countries eat. Next month will be from Japan.

    • Christy

      Thanks Melissa. I only have a few plants that are pretty easy to care for and don’t take much time.

    • Christy

      Thanks, Stormi. I should really blame you (thank you?) for getting the ball rolling on the jalapeno plant. When I saw you mention yours, I knew I needed one. πŸ˜€

    • Christy

      I usually have my goal at least double what it is now, so I set the bar really low this year. lol.

      The banana ‘things’ are good a first, but after 3 … no. πŸ˜€

  8. Nathan

    It has been a cool damp April here. Yesterday it was below 10C or 50F. Today as I write this it is sunny and 15C. Hopefully May will be kinder to you Christy. I have the Times Columnist Book sale to look forward to in May, so I can get some pretties for a good price and the money goes to libraries and reading causes. A win-win. Meanwhile, I have an essay to get back too. I hope you enjoy your books!

    • Christy

      I have a few plants that are easy to care for and don’t take much time. Wish I could get a whole garden going.

  9. YASSSSSS I can’t wait to see Kingsman 2. I saw a bit of Collin Firth and wondered exactly how they resurrected his character. Hmmm.

    How was Skitter? Too freaking scared to read that book.

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  10. I am so ready for warmer temps and sunshine. I have Skitter coming up soon and I need to listen to some more books in the White Trash Zombie series. Your subscription box looks really neat. I would really enjoy that but with all the food allergies in my house there would be lots of sad faces so I must resist. Have a great May!

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  11. I agree, April was a awful month and a bit cruel too. I’m glad it’s over and the threat of snow and ice no longer looms over my head! Great job on your GR challenge. I always end up bumping my # down in December!

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  12. April was kind of an awful month, now that you mention it. May means summer! Hot as blazes, but summer! Fantastic progress on your Goodreads challenge! I am at 37%. I have kept 52 books for the last couple years, 1 a week. I am secretly going to plant the potatoes that The Man thinks he threw out in the bigger wagon he bought me. hehe

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