Monthly Rewind — April 2013!

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April In One Word



5 Things That Happened In April:

1. Will and I found our new favorite brunch spot where we got red velvet pancakes and chicken & waffles eggs Benedict. I WILL TAKE YOU HERE IF YOU COME VISIT ME!
2. Found out if my sister was having a boy or a girl and….she’s having a girl!! Genevieve gets to be a big sis!
3. Our car got broken into — WOMP WOMP. I’m still really angry about it! I did some sleuthing but nothing panned out like I hoped.
4. I read outside A LOT. We had a week of 80 degree weather (followed by weeks of rain and 40 degree weather lol).
5. I had a really fun girl’s weekend that I REALLY need while Will was away! Nice to catch up with old friends & get to know new ones better.

6 Songs That Were Most Popular On My Ipod This Month:

I put all my Monthly Rewinds In a Spotify playlist so you can listen to them here now !


1. Half  Moon by Blind Pilot

2. Rainy Saturday by Hayden

3. Where Did You Go by White Woods

4. When I Can’t Sleep by Pascal Pinon (loooove this whole album. YAY ICELANDIC BANDS)

5. Goldrushed by The Royal Concept (Strangely I found this song because of Will playing FIFA so much. GOOD MUSIC ON THAT GAME)

6. Somebody by Jukebox the Ghost

Top 2 Books I Read This Month:

1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
2. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (review to come!)

Most Popular Review This Month

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellNo surprise with this one!!

Most Popular 5 Blog Posts Overall This Month

1. Beyond The Pages  — I got REAL personal here and you guys made me cry. I’m STILL responding to comments.
2. Jamie Gets Self  Conscious Sometimes — Talked about two ways I feel self conscious as a reader because of blogging.
3. Before & After #8 — Talking about CHUNKY books!
4. Top Ten Fictional Crushes in Books — no surprise here!!
5. Top Ten Books I Liked More/Less Than I Thought I Did — this one was sooo fun guys! Loved that some people came out of the woodwork for the LESS portion!!


3 New Obsessions In April

1. This sweet potato Tandoori salad that Will and I have been making. YUM.
2. Spotify!! I had been meaning to get it forever ago but FINALLY did and I’m obsessed.
3.  Green Eggs Cafe in Philly!

2 Things I’m Looking Forward To In May

1. OMG BEA!! Is there anything else REALLY??? I get to see all my friends!!
2. Our pool opening up at our apartment so I can stop being so PASTY!

Favorite Quote From A Book I Read In April

“What are the chances you’d ever meet someone like that? he wondered. Someone you could love forever, someone who would forever love you back? And what did you do when that person was born half a world away? The math seemed impossible.” ― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

What sort of things were noteworthy for you in April? New obsessions? Any new song recs?? Best books you read this month? Great posts  I  missed on your blog? Tell me! 🙂



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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. YOU MADE MY HEART HAPPY with your Spotify obsession confession! WOOOO 😀

    and cant wait for your review of the 5th wave!!

  2. Ohhh chicken and waffle eggs benedict sounds so delicious! I want to make my own version of it now! I hope you have an awesome time at BEA Jamie 🙂

    My cousin got married in April which was probably the light of my month even though I didn’t get to go for the ceremony :). Other than that I got to read some good books as well. Oh and I baked and cooked alot which was fantastic.

    And I talked about Diversity in YA and the New Adult Genre so that was really awesome to get a discussion going about that.
    I hope you have a wonderful May!

  3. ohh have a great may jamie (which i guess you will, i mean BEA?! ahh why is it so far from europe to ny…) i really enjoyed this post and i have a song rec for you but i think you might know it: trust me by the fray <3 God bless xx

  4. I love these posts of yours. Also, I’m still sorry for being a snarky ass on your one post this month. I STILL feel bad about that.

  5. I do a wrap up post each month too, but this one is really fun. I might have to add a quote or pic like this in mine if you don’t mind (I’ll link up of course!) Congrats on the baby news! That’s so exciting! My two friends are pregnant and we still have a few months until we find out genders, but it’s so exciting! Hope May is just as great for you.

  6. red velevet pancakes?! Yummy!


    I just read Eleanor and Park because of your post about it! I’m not sure that I loved it as much as you did but it was def a good one…still thinking about it a couple weeks later so that must be a good sign 😀

  8. Red velvet pancakes sound delicious. And your polka dot dress is so cute!
    If it weren’t for all the bugs (and me getting sunburnt easily), I’d be reading outside too!

  9. April sounds like it was pretty awesome for you! We’re just now getting decent weather here in WA, hitting the 80s today and yesterday after blah and rainy 60 degree weather!

    Eleanor & Park sounds SO good!! Can’t wait to read that one!