Book Club Mom’s April recap – showers and flowers

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True to form, April came in with showers and today, on the last day of the month, there are plenty of flowers.

I was busy this month with more than just reading and blogging, and I took an unexpected week off from WordPress and all social media. I returned with energy and new ideas, some of which you will see in May!

Here’s a recap of my posts, with a bit of commentary, just in case you missed something.


I reviewed three books this month – all very good reads!

The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

The Glass Room by Ann Cleeves

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley


I posted about my blogging slump which led to a great discussion. Check out the comments and see how other bloggers feel about taking breaks from their blogs.

Blog views and other obsessions – when the slump sneaks up on you!


I made one YouTube video and I am still learning about what works on YouTube and will be making improvements in the coming months. Are you a YouTuber? What has your experience been like?

Thanks to my kids for giving me some good advice and exciting ideas for the future!

On YouTube today – catching up with Book Club Mom


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My Grammar Check post about whether you should correct someone’s grammar generated a lot of comments.

The general consensus was to keep mum unless you’re a proofreader.

Grammar check – speech is silver, silence is golden!


I introduced one indie author – H. W. Bryce and wrote a post about how to submit a profile to Who’s That Indie Author. I’ve lined up some new authors for May, so get ready to meet some new writers! In the meantime, check out Bryce’s book of poetry for some thoughtful insights.

Who’s That Indie Author? H. W. Bryce

And if you’re interested in being featured, learn how to Introduce yourself and make connections on Who’s That Indie Author!


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As anyone who likes to read knows, the “To Be Read” pile grows and grows. But making lists is part of the fun. Wondering where to get some good book recommendations? Visit your library – where browsing is always fun and books are free!

How to make a good book list – visit your library!


I’m working on some new ideas for May and I’m thinking about restructuring my blog posts this summer. I think it’s good to shake things up from time to time. Next month is looking good to me – here are those flowers I told you about!

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How was your month? I hope you had a good one!

Thanks for visiting – come back soon!

14 thoughts on “Book Club Mom’s April recap – showers and flowers

  1. To your point about checking someone’s grammar, I managed a team of editors and even they (the professionals) disagreed on many points of grammar…. Grammar can be a slippery slope so it is best to be cautious. Happy May!

  2. Mary Norris in Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen quotes the two authors of The Art of the Footnote: “Of course, when you correct the errors of others, do so with kindness, in the hope that later writers will be as kind when they correct yours.” Amen to that!

    My books come mainly from our public library, which has a generous acquisitions department. I always find the books I want, even if I have to put a hold on the title.

    1. I think the Comma Queen knows what she’s talking about. And yes, the library is a great way to get even the new books, even when you have to wait on the hold list. Thanks for stopping by, Marian!

  3. A week off from social media sounds wonderful. How was my month? Honestly, it felt like April was about one week long. Where the heck did it go? I’m excited to see what you’ve been up to, Barbara. 🙂

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