Monday, April 1

March Wrap-Up!

And the first quarter of the year comes to a close. Anyone else feel that it flew right by? It sure did for me. Life has a way of speeding up these days. It's been an okay reading month, and first quarter. I'm a few books behind what I would like to be at, but overall, I'm happy with what I've been reading, progress on my challenges and my own personal reading goals.



The Books

This month was a good reading month. I was hoping to have a few more books read, but I can't complain with what I got read. It was the month of the EBook for me as well, as 6 of the books were EBooks. I read a variety of books this month to and took some chances on books that aren't my normal type of reads. I did seem to have a bit of a meh month with what I read. While I did enjoy most o what I read, I seemed to lack that awesome read! But, despite that, I am happy I'm trying new books and going a little out of my comfort zones, so all in all, I'm happy with what I read and accomplished this month. My favourite books were The South and Insurgent. My least favourite books were Sophia's Secret, The Earth Hums in B Flat and the Fort.

1) Sophia's Secret - Susanna Kearsley 5/10
2) Club Dead - Charlaine Harris - 7/10
3) The Earth Hums in B Flat - Mari Strachan 5/10
4) Insurgent - Veronica Roth 8/10
5) Dance of the Happy Shades - Alice Munro - 7.5/10
6) The Fort - Bernard Cornwell - 4.5/10
7) The Lighthouse - Alison Moore - 7/10
8) The Informationist - Taylor Stevens - 7/10
9) The South - Colm Toibin - 7.75/10
10) Song of Kosovo - Chris Gudgeon - 7.25/10

The Challenges

I'm still happy with how my challenges are going. I haven't completed any yet, but I have lots of time, and I'm going at a pace I'm comfortable with. Some will be finish within the next few months, while I know others will be right down to the wire. But I do have some good book options for my challenges, so far I think I'll be fine.

1. 100 Books in 2013 Challenge - 32/100 - 32%
2. 2013 Category Challenge - 30/131 - 23%
3. 777 Challenge - 2/7 - 29%
4. Alphabet Challenge 2013 - 19/52 - 37%
5. E-Book Challenge 2013 - 17/50 - 34%
6. Finish That Series Challenge 2013 - 0/4 (Series), 1/7 (Books) - 0%
7. Ireland Reading Challenge 2013 - 3/10 - 30%
8. Mental Illness Advocacy Challenge - 3/12 - 25%
9. Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013 - 18/75 - 24%
10. Mystery/Crime Reading Challenge 2013 - 3/5 - 60%
11. New Author Challenge 2013 - 20/50 - 40%
12. Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge 2013 - 1/5 - 20%
13. War Through the Generations Challenge 2013 (American Revolutionary War) - 1/3 - 33%
14. 50 Book Pledge - 32/100 - 32%

Countries Visited
I travelled alot this month through my readings! This month I "travelled" to Canada, USA, Ireland, Wales, Spain, Serbia, Kosovo, Germany, Scotland, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea




Create your own travel map - TravBuddy


Books That Followed Me Home

The Kissing Man - George Elliott
Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
The Inheritors - Book Six of the Legacy Series
The Drift

And that was my March! Let's hope the second quarter is just as successful.

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