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By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

Month in Review - March 2010


 

I'm so elated that I had a better month in March, and that too, after a slow start! Woot! Woot! So much happened this month, both in school and reading-wise. It has been a better month for me than February ever was. I remember I was close to screaming at the end of Feb, LOL, but I feel peaceful now. Phew! Moreover, I had a good month in reading choices as well. Only one sub-4 star book. I like months like these! Here's my list from March:
  1. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (3 cocktails)
  2. Fireworks over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff (5 cocktails)
  3. White Oleander by Janet Fitch (5 cocktails : WOW!)
  4. Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel (4 cocktails)
  5. Liar by Justine Larbalestier (4 cocktails)
  6. Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden (4 cocktails)
  7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Reread - 4 cocktails)
  8. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella (4 cocktails)
  9. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (Reread - 5 cocktails)
Short Reviews
  1. Drawn in Blood by Andrea Kane (4 cocktails)
  2. The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews (5 cocktails)
Challenge Progress

Challenges completed: 0/12
  1. 100+ Reading Challenge: 24/100
  2. Awesome Author Challenge: 1/10
  3. Support your Local Library Challenge: 13/50
  4. Flashback Reading Challenge: 3/9
  5. Audio Book Challenge: 2/12
  6. 451 Challenge: 1/7
  7. Women Unbound Challenge: 2/5
  8. A to Z Challenge: 29/52
  9. Original TBR Challenge: 3/12
  10. What's in a name? 3 Challenge: 1/6
  11. Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge: 3/10
  12. POC Challenge: 3/10

March Stats
Number of books: 9
Number of pages read: 2778
Number of Audio Books: 1
Hours listened to (completed audio books only): 9 hours, 1 minute

Re-reads: 2
New-to-me authors: 5
Male authors: 2
Female authors: 7

Book cleared from my physical shelf: 3
Books added to my physical shelf: 6

Number of books added anew to my TBR this month: 90

Ratings

Comments

bermudaonion said…
It looks like you had a great month in books!
NICE! You got a lot of reading done! Bravo! :) And apparently I'm excited and in love with exclamation points!
Martha Eskuchen said…
What a great summary! And I love the rating chart! I'm with Step. I have had to watch the exclamations as they were every sentence. Can we help it if we get enthusiastic?
Looks like you had a terrific month in books; congrats!
Ash said…
A good month for you! And you're well on your way to 100 books I see. Congrats!
Marie Cloutier said…
looks like another awesome month for you! ;-)
Unknown said…
That's a lot of cocktails, Aths! I'm for sure going to read my dust-collecting copy of White Oleander.
Athira said…
Steph & Martha, me too! I use way too many exclamation points! LOL

Lynne, you should read it! It's awesome!!