March Reads

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The Irish restaurant I went to for St. Patrick’s Day has a leprechaun phone booth!

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 read
Vampires in the Lemon Grove – Karen Russell
Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles – Ron Currie, Jr.
The Burgess Boys – Elizabeth Strout
Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf

Books in progress
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Pages read
This month: 1,662
Year to date: 5,054

Books read YTD
Completed: 15
Progress toward 52 book goal: 29% completed, 3 books ahead of schedule

Blog Posts
Reviews of books read before March:
St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves – Karen Russell
Mad Girl’s Love Song – Andrew Wilson
Other:
Best Bookish Tumblrs
Top Ten Books I HAD to Buy But Still Haven’t Read

Books added to my collection
Purchased:
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

April plans

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?

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13 thoughts on “March Reads

    • It’s kind of funny that you think my reading schedule is fast; I keep seeing updates from people who read 15 books per month and then I feel like I’m a slow reader! Everyone has their own pace, though, and different time commitments.

  1. You read some great books and have even more on tap, woot woot! I really enjoyed Salvage the Bones, hope you do too!

    Have fun at the book fair! I live in a one horse town and never get a chance to do cool things like that. I’ll live vicariously through your experience ok? 😉

    Happy early birthday you adorable spring chicken you!

    • I’ve heard so many good things about Salvage the Bones! I can’t wait to read it!

      The book fair is actually two hours from where I live now, but I go there every chance I get! I’ll make sure my post-fair post is chock full of details and pictures for you 😛

      Thank you!

  2. I have had Atonement recommended to me many times, and I will probably read it in this year. Glad to see you still in progress with Les Miserables 🙂

    • Atonement has been on my list for a few years, so I was excited to see it on sale! We’ll have to compare notes once we’ve both read it 🙂

      Les Mis is coming along slowly but surely!

      • Then I will have to buy a copy soon 🙂
        I will probably start with Les Mis next month or so. I am not at all intimidated by the length, when it comes to the classics I just read until I’m done. Even if it takes months 😉

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