Category: Monthly Wrap-ups

Reading Wrap-Up(s): February, March, and April

Posted May 1, 2014 by Heather in Monthly Wrap-ups / 10 Comments

April 2014

Guess I slacked off on my reading wrap-ups for a couple of months, so now I have three months worth to share with you. Wow.

WINTER IS OVER. I can’t express in words how truly happy this makes me. It’s still been pretty chilly here for spring, but I’ll take temperatures in the 50s over temps in the 20s any day.

Let’s see…what has been going on…

I’m still working my way through the Desmond Elliott longlist–I’m halfway through it, with some reviews that need writing. I participated in World Book Night which was super fun and rewarding–still need to write a post about my experience being a giver. Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon was last Saturday and I did pretty well. I ended up finishing two books and I read 508 pages (you can see my master post here). I’m not wholly satisfied with those numbers, but I signed up at the very last minute because sj twisted my arm until it broke mentioned that she was also signing up at the last minute. For not doing any planning ahead of time (and being interrupted a bunch of times that day), I guess I did pretty well. I’ll definitely be planning ahead for the next readathon in October, so that one should go a lot better.

sj has gotten me back into reading comic books after years and years of giving them up, and I have to say that I have no idea what took me so long to get back into them. I am thoroughly enjoying myself. ARTWORK. PRETTY COLORS. I bought an iPad Air back in March and reading comics on it is just the best. (Note: I am adding my comic book reading here and on Goodreads as whole volumes, not separate issues, so I can actually count them as books without feeling like I’m inflating my stats.)

Because I have three months’ worth of stats to list here, I’m not going to include my normal screenshots or the lists of books I read each month–check out this page to see everything I’ve read so far this year.

FEBRUARY:

Books finished: 17
YTD: 41

Pages read: 6,263
YTD: 12,971

MARCH:

Books finished: 19
YTD: 60

Pages read: 5,225 (1,372 comic pages)
YTD: 18,196 (2,468 comic pages)

APRIL:

Books finished: 28
YTD: 88

Pages read: 6,553 (3,007 comic pages)
YTD: 24,749 (5,475 comic pages)

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Currently reading:

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Plans for May:

MORE COMICS. Definitely Rat Queens. Maybe some Saga.

sj and I took an unintended break from our Stephen King project, so we really need to get back on that this month. Up next are Four Past Midnight and Needful Things.

sj and I also have ARCs of The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead and The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon to read together, which I think we’re hoping to get to.

I have the rest of the Desmond Elliott list to get through, but that shouldn’t take me long at all, and I have a few other ARCs I need to read this month.

Have some books to read for book clubs / group reads: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields, Taken by Robert Crais, People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

One of the books clubs I participate in at my local library is discussing The Count of Monte Cristo in June, but I’m going to start it now because it’s a BRICK. I forgot how big it is until I picked up a copy at the library.

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What’s on your reading agenda for May? Anything you’re super excited about? Let me know in the comments!

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January Reads, February Plans

January Reads, February Plans

I don’t have a whole lot to say about January. It’s the hardest month of winter for me–it’s dark, it’s cold, it’s long–and all I really want to do is read and sleep (which is pretty much what I do the entire month). I still vote for hibernation. Who do I need to speak to about that? I got lots of reading done between naps, though… Books finished: 24 YTD: 24 Flowers in the Attic, V.C. Andrews Love Water Memory, […]

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2013 Year in Review, and a Look Ahead to 2014

2013 Year in Review, and a Look Ahead to 2014

It’s a new year, which means taking a look back at my reading stats for 2013 and looking ahead at plans for 2014. I’m going to be as brief as possible because I really want to just sit down and read, which I haven’t had a chance to do a whole lot of lately. So instead of typing out all my stats for 2013, I took some screen shots of the app I use to keep track of my reading: […]

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December 2013, The Wrap-Up

December 2013, The Wrap-Up

I still have my 2013 Year End post to write, so I’m going to make this one quick. December was fine…except we got a bazillion inches of snow and I had to shovel four times in two days at one point. Thankfully the snow has now melted and I can see the ground again. I did get my Green Christmas. Speaking of which, Christmas was nice. My parents came to visit a couple of days later and we had a […]

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November Wrap-up & December Plans

November Wrap-up & December Plans

It’s almost the end of the year, can you believe it? I hope this winter goes as fast as the rest of the year has gone by. It’s only the beginning of December and I’m already sick of being cold all the time. I’m not usually a fan of wishing the time away, but spring needs to hurry up and get here already. First things first, I have some big news…I am now a contributing member of Insatiable Booksluts! [throws […]

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October Wrap-Up & November Plans

October Wrap-Up & November Plans

Hello, friends and readers! Another month has gone by. October was another month of reading ALL THE THINGS, but not blogging much. In my defense, I spent about a week or so of October moving the blog to WordPress.org and setting up the site’s new look. I have lots of great books to blog about, so now I just have to buckle down and write the darn posts. Aside from setting up the new website, a few other exciting things […]

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September Wrap-Up, October Plans

September Wrap-Up, October Plans

Hello, October. Fancy meeting you here. [grumble, grumble, grumble] Things that happened in September: The kids went back to school. Yay for breakfast dates! Yay for free time! Boo to the public germ factory! I got new glasses. They were my birthday gift from my parents. I love them. Library book sale! (Haul photos here and here.) I’m watching some TV. [GASP] Voluntarily. [GASP] That doesn’t involve watching just to be snarky. [GASP] I’m kind of liking Sleepy Hollow. What […]

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August 2013 Wrap-Up & September Plans

August 2013 Wrap-Up & September Plans

Fall is here, the kids have gone back to school, and almost everyone I talk to on a daily basis is looking forward to cooler weather. Blerg. Didn’t I just finish shoveling the driveway like two weeks ago? There are many things I love about the northeast, but cold weather and two-month summers aren’t on that list. I do have lots of good books lined up for the cold season, though, so that’s a plus. I don’t really have anything […]

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June & July Reading Wrap-Ups and August Plans

June & July Reading Wrap-Ups and August Plans

This month you get two wrap-ups for the price of one. THAT’S RIGHT! At the end of July, when I was starting to put this post together, I realized that I never posted a wrap-up for June. Oops. This post will be formatted a bit differently than my other wrap-ups, to make room for two month’s worth of reading stats and a third month’s reading plans. WHEW. There’s no way I’m going into detail about everything that went on in […]

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May 2013 Reading Wrap-Up and June Plans

May 2013 Reading Wrap-Up and June Plans

Hmmm…I don’t think I have anything even remotely exciting to share with you about what I did in May, aside from reading, of which I did a whole crap ton. Seriously. I look back on everything I read and wonder how I did it all. I am EFFICIENT, apparently. Ha! Finished in May: 23 YTD: 90 The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, Ilya Kaminsky and Susan Harris (editors) Danse Macabre, Stephen King Frozen in Time, Mitchell Zuckoff The Roving Tree, Elsie Augustave […]

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