Sunday, April 3

March Wrap Up!

Another month gone, and it feels like I blinked and missed it! It's hard to believe the year is a quarter of the way done. With that being said, I'm having a good reading year. I'm enjoy the books I read for the most part, and reading more new authors and getting my TBR list, somewhat under control - If only the bookstores would stop enticing me!

I'm not quite at the mount I'd have hoped by now, but I'm only 4 books behind where I'd like to be, and I'd rather be behind my goal, and contiune to read at a pace that is fun (and relaxing for me) and still enjoy other things, than be bogged down by reading. I've never felt that way about reading - even when I participate in mass amounts of challenges - I always ensure I enjoy reading, challenges just allow me to expand and explore books I may not have read other wise. And of course I can't stop reading my newest discovery - Stargate books. Seriously, they're so fun to read - I'm trying to limit myself to 1 or 2 a month, so I can stretch them out longer (at least until I get my hands on more!).

The Books

With that being said this month I read 9 books which works out to be 3, 263 pages. This month was a very Canadian month for me, as I read a lot of books written by
Canadian Authors, and take place in Canada. I had planed on reading more Irish books in March, but it didn't work out. But the one Irish book I did read was fantastic! Finally this month, I read a group read book, with the 1
1 in 11 challenge on LibraryThing. The group read was to read any book(s) by Guy Gavriel Kay. And I read one book. The plan was to read at least two, but something happened with my request for the one book at the library. Taking it the entire month to get to me, even though no one else was asking for me. It's now waiting at the library. Doh! My Favourite book of the month is a tie between Tipperary and Alias Grace. My least favourite book was Spider Bones.

The Challenges

I completed a challenge this month - The Canadian Reading Challenge IV. Reading all 13 books, but I'm still participating to see how many more books I can read before it ends.
This month, I visted a few countries, although only one was new to me for this reading year. Canada, USA, France and Ireland.

visited 8 states (3.55%)
Create your own visited map of The World

Books that Followed me Home

8 Books followed me home this month, one of which is signed, as there was an author signing at the book store. Also the set of Premier Classics I bought last year, has released more titles, 9 more titles. I've already bought 4 (2 were purchased in April). (To see the complete set click here). So of course I'll have to buy the rest of the books - even though I already have 3 of the titles in different editions, I need them.

1) Edith's War - Andrew Smith (Signed)
2) The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Emmuska Orczy (Premier Classics)
3) Martin Chuzzlewit - Charles Dickens (Premier Classics)
3) Left Neglected - Lisa Genova
5) Late Nights on the Air - Elizabeth Hay
6) Anne of Green Gables - L. M. Montgomery
7) Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
8) The In-Between World of Vikram Lall - M. G. Vassanji

So, that was my month of March in my reading adventures. This month (April), I have a few things that are coming up. I hope to go to a book signing, and Ad Astra us approaching, where there will be quite a few authors from the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genre there - which means I'll likely come home with a lot of books, and no money.

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. You got a lot accomplished this month! I am awed by your page count!