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Saturday, April 4, 2009

March Round Up of Books and a Look at April

I feel like I am so late posting this! Between 2 sick kids, me getting sick, 2 birthdays (my husband's and mine) and Spring Break - all of which happened in the last 7 days - I feel like I have been neglecting visiting all you wonderful bloggers! So on to the round-up so we can start fresh with April!

I only read 9 books in March - which is 3 less than February, yet February had more days - what gives there? Oh well - I did have one that I DNF and it clogged me up for a couple of days as I tried to get through it. I did finish reading one on April 1 though - so it will make my April numbers better!

  1. This Side of Heaven - Karen Kingsbury
  2. The Kingmaking - Helen Hollick
  3. The Stones - Eleanor Gustafson
  4. Marked by Passion - Kate Perry
  5. Diamonds in the Shadow - Caroline B. Cooney
  6. Scream - Mike Dellosso
  7. Katt's in the Cradle - Ginger Kolbaba and Christy Scannell
  8. Yesterday's Embers - Deborah Ramey
  9. Deadly Charms - Claudia Mair Burney

This equals 3436 pages read. Now I see my discrepency - this is 300 more pages than February - duh - longer books!

If you have read and reviewed any of the above books - or any books from my archive - please leave me your link and I will add it to my review!

I had one challenge end in March which I completed - this was the Well-Seasoned Reader.

Here is a list of challenges and progress - you will see that some of them are completed, but I am not going to do a wrap up on them until they are officially over.

Christian Readers Challenge 21/5 - Completed
Book Awards Challenge 6/10
Unshelved Reading Challenge 0/3
Daring Book for Girls 3/9
Themed Reading Challenge 0/4 (6)
Numbers Challenge 0/5
The Countdown Challenge 26/45
Outlander Challenge 0/7
Genre Challenge 8/12
Whitcoull's Challenge 1/7
Chunkster 3/6
Series Challenge Season 3 2
9 Books from '09 7/9
100+ Reading Challenge 35/100
18th and 19th Century Women Writers 0/4
2009 ARC Reading Challenge 27 - Completed
2009 Chick Lit Challenge 16/10 - Completed
2009 Pub Challenge 12/9 - Completed
2009 Suspense and Thriller Reading Challenge 4/12
999 Challenge 33/81
A to Z Challenge (authors) 13/26
A to Z Challenge (titles) 11/26
Art History Reading Challenge 0/6
Audiobook Challenge 2/12
Celebrate the Author challenge 0/12
Centuries Reading Challenge 0/4
Colorful Reading Challenge 2/9
Daniel Defoe 0/2
Decades '09 0/9
Dewey's Books Reading Challenge 1/6
Harlequin/Silhoutte Challenge 0/5
John Steinbeck 0/2
New Author Challenge 29/50
Read Your Name Challenge 6/8
Romance Reading Challenge 10/5 - Completed
Sarah Dessen 0/2
Science Book Challenge 1/3
Scott Westerfeld 0/2
Seconds Challenge 3/12
Serial Readers Challenge 8
Support Your Local Library 8/50
What's in a Name 2/6
World War II Challenge 0/5
YA Challenge 9/12
Young Readers 59/12 - Completed
5 Under 35 0

Books coming up for April:

Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark - Donna Lea Simpson (already finished)
An Offer You Can't Refuse - Jill Mansell (already finished)
Rachel's Tears - Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott
The Boneman's Daughter - Ted Dekker
Fatal Illusions - Adam Blumer
The Girl She Used to Be - David Cristofano
Unquiet Bones - Mel Starr
The Lost Hours - Karen White
So Not Happening - Jenny B. Jones
New York Debut - Melody Carlson
Fire Me - Libby Malin
Wild Highland Magic - Kendra Leigh Castle
Fragile Eternity - Melissa Marr
Outcasts United - Warren St. John
Sag Harbor - Colson Whitehead
Big Sid's Vincati - Matthew Biberman

I currently have some giveaways posted -

Do Over

Bobbi Brown Living Beauty

How Not to Look Old

10 Things I Hate About Christianity: Working Through the Frustration of Faith

Look for giveaways for these books coming up soon:

An Offer You Can't Refuse

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

Dear Mom

Mama's Got a Fake I.D.

Enduring Justice

I am also going to host my first author (or possible authors, if I can get my act together!) - But Karen White author of The Lost Hours will be here the end of the month - so be sure to watch for her!


Anna said...

9 books isn't bad! I had the same issue with reading longer books. Good luck with your April list!

Diary of an Eccentric

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

You did really well :) A 300 page increase is awesome!


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