Wednesday, April 6, 2016

March Wrap-Up and Update



It's time for another monthly wrap-up!  I realize I haven't done one of these in SUCH a long time but I'm trying to get back into the habit of doing them.  I think it'll help if I start a post at the beginning of the month and keep updating it as I finish books.  Then it won't be so hard to track down all of this information at the end of the month.  This month will also be the last month in which I only count books for which I've written and published reviews.  Because I'm a bit behind on my reviews, it seems like I've only read 2 books this month but I can tell you it was far from it.  I have so many notes written but no time to write the actual reviews!  I'll start keeping track of every book I finish.  So without further ado, let's get into it!


Bookish Statistics:

Number of Pages Read: 597
Total Books Read: 2

Distribution of Ratings:
5 star: 0
4-4.5 star: 1
3-3.5 star: 1
2-2.5 star: 0
1-1.5 star: 0

Number of Authors Read: 2
Number of Series Books Read: 1

Number of Stand-alones: 1

The Books:
Kragan by Dennis K. Hausker
Pivot Point by Kasie West (Pivot Point#1)

Summary:

This month, like I said in my intro, I actually read a lot more than two books.  However, I only kept track of the ones I wrote a review for and I got really behind on reviews.  April will be different!  Kragan was the R&R book of the month and Pivot Point was my buddy read of the month.  I rated Kragan a 3 for it's great idea but lack of development.  Pivot Point earned a 4 as it is such a cool idea but there were still fuzzy things.






Life Updates:

Whew!  That month just flew by!  I didn't end up getting all of my R&R's done which is really sad but I'm aiming for this month!  February and March were just so busy with regular life stuff that everything bookish just sort of fell by the way-side.

I also haven't had much time for writing over the past month or so.  I've been writing scholarship essays and figuring out where my life is headed next year.  I hope to do more writing this summer during NaNoWriMo Camp and finish the book that I started during the November NaNoWriMo.

I also finally started going to my real life book club meetings and I've been having fun at them.  I'm not sure when I'll have the reviews up for the books we've read so far but hopefully it'll be soon!  So far, I've read House of Thunder, Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl and Slaughterhouse Five.  I also plan to write a review for Little Women for which I participated in a read-along for back in February (and do the discussion questions that I haven't yet done!).

One last thing!  I do plan to do at least one discussion post this month.  I really miss writing them and it seems like I never have the time to because reviews take first priority.  However, I'm hoping to make time in April!  After all, it is my birthday month :)

I hope you all are doing well!  Happy reading!

10 comments:

  1. I've got an audio version of Slaughterhouse Five on Audible somewhere. Listened to it a few years ago - a very powerful book. That was before I started reviewing everything though so no comments on Goodreads. I might just download it again and have another listen. Thanks for the reminder :-)

    Stephanie Jane

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    1. It is a really powerful book. I've been thinking I'll reread it as well before I write my review. I feel like the first time I read it, I was more focused on trying to figure out where the time jumps were taking me so I couldn't really appreciate it. Happy reading :)

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  2. Happy reading to you too!! It sounds like you did a lot of reading to me.

    I still want to read Little Women at some point and I'm looking forward to reading your review of it.

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    1. :)

      I look forward to writing a review! I really enjoyed it :)

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  3. I haven't had time to write in forever because of school and it's just like, why, oh why, can't there be more time in each day??! I really want to get my WIP (that I've had for like 2 years xD) finished this year. Basically, I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL SUMMER.

    Also yay for discussion posts! I absolutely love reading those. :D

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    1. Right?! I wish there could be another day in between Saturday and Sunday where I could just read, write, and get caught up on blogging stuff! But alas... Me either!! Whole days where you can just sit down and write to your heart's content!

      Haha same :)

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  4. March did go by fast, didn't it? I didn't get more than 2 books read in March either.

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    1. It did! This whole year is going by quickly. I feel like just yesterday was New Year's Eve! Maybe April will be better for both of us :)

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  5. March definitely went too quickly! Good luck with your scholarship essays and writing plans: I'm also behind on reviewing, so you're not alone there (I still have books from November of last year I'm planning to review... who knows when, but I plan on it! ;)). Sounds like you'll have a full schedule!
    ~Litha Nelle

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    1. For sure! Thanks! It's going to take some maneuvering to get everything in but we can do it :) Good luck on finishing all of those reviews (I definitely know how it feels to get really behind).

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