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I've been having quite a few busy weekends and haven't been able to post often on Sundays.  Renovating I have dropped a teaser here a few times but here's the scoop finally - We are renovating a big chunk of our main level. We've been planning this for the past 6-7 months. It started as a kitchen renovation project but now includes flooring through the main floor and master bathroom. We will have the renovation crew start tomorrow and depending on when all the materials get in, it could be 1.5-3 months before they are done. I just hope the flooring is done quickly because then we can reclaim some of the main floor back. Not having a kitchen for 2-3 months is going to be very challenging but we've been promised a small work area on the main floor where we can cook early morning and later in the evening. But I'm thinking more about the little things - making coffee while I work, taking care of the day to day activities - the upstairs and the basement can be used b

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

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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!!