I'm trying hard to meet my shortcomings with forgiveness rather than recrimination, but it's a little difficult. Everybody goes through book slumps; this one just happens to have lasted longer than any other book slump I've ever experienced.
In chronological order, then, we have:
1) Nocturne by Dutchy. This is a work of Harry Potter fanfiction that is a bit darker than my usual fare. The unthinkable has happened. Voldemort has won. Now, one Severus Snape must find a new way in this dark and twisted world, one seemingly devoid of all hope. You can find it on the Ashwinder site.
2) Round Ireland With a Fridge by Tony Hawks. Le sigh. A guy makes a bet that he can hitchhike around Ireland. With a fridge. This book sounded like it would be great and funny and the next best thing to Bill Bryson. Unfortunately, this book turned out to be all about Tony Hawks and not much about Ireland itself. Since I wanted a book that would be evocative of the country I was looking forward to visiting, this book was ultimately not for me.
4. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America by Bill Bryson. This was a re-read for me from several years ago (2002, maybe?), and as much as I hate to say it, it didn't really live up to my memory of it. I'm a Bill Bryson fan from way back, and he's probably the only nonfiction author I know whose works would make my laminated list, so I'm a little bit bummed.
And that's that. A whopping big FOUR books that I finished in April, with one being a children's book and one being a re-read. May can only get better, is how I see it!
What about you? What did you love in April? What disappointed you?