I hope everyone had a nice March! Although I was super excited for spring to start this month, I’m still waiting for the weather to improve. As I type, there are piles of snow in my yard and a forecast of snow for this Tuesday and Wednesday. Spring, where are you?!
I don’t have anything exciting to report for March. With the exception of some St. Patrick’s Day fun, it was mostly a stressful, depressing month. I actually took a week off from blogging because my mind has been too cluttered to focus on writing anything. I’ll be back this week, though, and I have quite a few posts to catch up on. I’m hoping April will bring good news along with nicer weather.
Books in progress
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
This month: 1,662
Year to date: 5,054
Books read YTD
Progress toward 52 book goal: 29% completed, 3 books ahead of schedule
Reviews of books read before March:
St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves – Karen Russell
Mad Girl’s Love Song – Andrew Wilson
Best Bookish Tumblrs
Top Ten Books I HAD to Buy But Still Haven’t Read
Books added to my collection
The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides
Let the Great World Spin – Colum McCann
Atonement – Ian McEwan
Super Sad True Love Story – Gary Shteyngart
Salvage the Bones – Jesmyn Ward
Diving Belles – Lucy Wood
I actually have a lot of plans, reading and otherwise, for April.
I will continue reading Les Miserables at my pace of 100 pages per week. I fell a bit behind this week, but today I reached the halfway point! I’m really getting into Marius’ story and look forward to reading more.
On April 7, I will be going to the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, an awesome literary event that I attended for the first time last year. I’ll write a post about it later this week for anyone in the area who might wish to go!
On April 24, I will most likely be participating in the Weekday Read-A-Thon hosted by The Book Wheel and Love at First Book. I usually miss read-a-thons because they typically take place on weekends, and I’m always either working or visiting with the long-distance boyfriend on weekends. I don’t know yet if I’ll be scheduled to work this day, but I hope to have the day off so I can participate to the fullest!
Lastly, my birthday is in April! I will be turning 23 on April 20, and I expect cards from ALL OF YOU. (Kidding. I just expect cake. From my parents.) I don’t have any plans yet, but I’m sure I’ll manage to get up to some sort of shenanigans!
What did you read in March? Any plans for April?