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Despite so much going on over here between work, house projects, yard work, and just daily living challenges in this pandemic era, I've been able to squeeze in time to read as well, which I'm thankful for, because the news has been abysmal these past few weeks for various reasons and I'm continually worrying about where humanity is headed, even more so than I did before.

A library haul after months...My biggest highlight in books this past week was that the library opened for holds pickup. I'd been checking their website every week to find if next week was going to be the week it opened. So when the notice finally came through last week, I was beyond thrilled. I was also very unsure what books to request from the library since I had gotten very used to reading online. Still, I had a few requested when they called me to schedule a one-hour window for pickup. I did request a ton of books after that though, so I expect a bigger bag this week. 

Some of these are books to rea…

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!!