April Wrap-Up 2023
With the first week of May behind us, I’m taking a brief look back at April.
April was unfortunately not a month for finishing books.
Books I Did Not Finish
- Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
- This was my book club’s pick for the month, and I ultimately preferred reading news articles and finding online resources that speak about the murders and conspiracies that affected the Osage Tribe. I couldn’t quite get used to Grann’s blend of journalistic and literary writing, so I looked elsewhere for information about this period of U.S. history, including:
- Largely Forgotten Osage Murders Reveal A Conspiracy Against Wealthy Native Americans (NPR)
- The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture: Osage Murders (Oklahoma Historical Society)
- “Killers of the Flower Moon” Granddaughter Shares Complex Connection with Osage Murders (tulsakids)
- Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
- Yeah, I’m still [very] slowly getting through this. It’s definitely time to take a break from it and pick it up again in the future.
None from April.
Work has really been taking a lot out of me over the past few months. I’m still really struggling to form a consistent routine, and I’m starting to feel like I never will. I’ve considered that maybe I’ve reached a point in my life where I don’t thrive on structured days and weeks, but I don’t feel like I’m thriving, so I will continue to work on daily habits one at a time.
What did you read (or not read) in April? Any recommendations, or blog posts you’ve loved (of yours or others’)? Let’s chat in the comments.