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Last week went much better than I dared hope it would be. I managed to catch some parts of the Presidential Inauguration and the evening program, and just the realization that the administration is really, truly, definitively changing has just sunk in, I think. I haven't spent more than about 5 minutes each day on the news (didn't feel the need to) and I hope to keep it that way for as long as possible. Life Yep, another busy work week. I know I hoped for a lighter work week, but who am I kidding. Work has been a different kind of busy each week this whole month and it will be nothing different this coming week. I just hope to figure out how to get my lunch hour freed up and use it to recharge. Not much happened in life this week - kids are loving being back at school, and I am loving my uninterrupted time, something that was only a luxury for much of last year.  Reading Even if life was busy this week, I did read quite a bit. I'm slowly reading So You Want To Talk About Ra

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!!