April 1, 2013

March READING Madness!



January and February were really great reading months for me. March has been even better! I managed to read 3 books for The Classics Club and 1 for the TBR Pile Challenge.

Yay books!
Here's what I read this month:
  1. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  2. Historia, Historia by Eleanor Stanford
  3. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
  4. Capital of the World by Charlene Mires
  5. The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood
  6. Indiscretion by Charles Dubow
  7. Sticks and Stones by Emily Bazelon
  8. Between Man and Beast by Monte Reel
  9. Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (Classics Club)
  10. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  11. The Confidant by Helene Gremillon
  12. Fever by Mary Beth Keane
  13. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
  14. The Hope Factory by Lavanya Sankaran
  15. Marbles by Ellen Forney
  16. The Clover House by Henriette Power
  17. Swimming to Elba by Silvia Avallone
  18. The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
  19. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Classics Club)
  20. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
  21. Cascade by Maryanne O'Hara
  22. The Liar's Gospel by Naomi Alderman
  23. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (Classics Club & TBR Pile Challenge)
  24. The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin


2013 Reading Challenge
You have read 57 books toward your goal of 125 books.
Awesome, you're 27 books (21%) ahead of schedule!


I have a good feeling about April

How was March for YOU? I hope it was stupendous!


56 comments:

  1. Ohhh now I feel ashamed of the little amount of books I have read in March!
    Anyway, the most important thing is to enjoy the readings!

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    1. No reader shame allowed! :) It doesn't matter how many books you read as long as you're READING! :D

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  2. Your reading accomplishments put mine to shame. SHAME I tell you!

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    1. I'd take quality over quantity any day. Luckily I had both, ha ha!

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  3. Wow! I guess the long winter helped for reading so many books! I still get distracted by online Literati word games and online backgammon when my eyes get tired!

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  4. I am aghast, I am agog! That's a lot of books. Well done!

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    1. Thank you ever so much :) I'm quite pleased!

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  5. Good lord, woman! Stop making the rest of us look bad!! (just kidding, of course, as that is seriously awesome.)

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    1. Haha, thanks friend ;) I've never kept track of my reading before this year. I always knew I read a lot but I didn't realize just HOW much.

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  6. Um, yeah. I feel bad, now. LOL You must be a super-fast reader. There are some chunksters in that pile -- quite a few of them, actually. I think I read about a dozen or so, but that includes children's picture books.

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    1. I am a super fast reader so don't you feel bad missy! I forbid it ;)

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  7. If I read half as many books I'm doing well!

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  8. Holy wow you had a productive March! I loved Devil in the White City, and since I live in Chicago I think it made it more interesting. I'm going to check out a few of the books from your March collection--specifically Moloka'i and Dangerous Liaisons!

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    1. This was my most bookish month, no lie. I'm a Midwestern girl too and I really like reading books set in our area :)

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  9. WTF HOW DID YOU READ THIS MANY

    And here I was all proud of myself. Damn, woman.

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    1. You should still be proud of yourself lady!

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  10. You are smokin'! I think you are going to need to write a hall of fame post pretty soon. With 57 books already for the year, you should do a hall of fame post quarterly. I'd love to know what your absolutely favorite books are for the year.

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    1. Thanks Heidi! Hmm..I've never thought of doing that but maybe I should? I don't know, I'm too wimpy to even pick my favorite book of the month, ha ha. Maybe I'll give it a whirl! If I did it quarterly I'd have to do it SOON :)

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  11. 24 books! You are a cyborg! Nice work, chica.

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    1. I should have named this blog Robot Reader. Ha ha ;) Thanks Kelly!

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  12. I just looked at your classics bookclub list - I love Anna K... might be my favorite classic. I JUST finished The Great Gatsby over the weekend... is this a classic?

    You had a stellar month! I need to finish my March wrap up post.

    Have a great week!

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    1. The Great Gatsby is absolutely a classic! In fact, it's on my list too. Right? I don't know, lol. It's so hard to remember which ones are on that darn list.

      Thanks! Same to you :) Thanks for visiting!

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  13. I've read 20 books so far this year...lol. Stinking job and kids take too much time ;) But it puts me at 20/50 or 40% of my Goodreads challenge. I'm 8 books ahead. I might actually have to up my goal for the year!

    I would absolutely love to read 24 books in a month. I can't wait for summer.

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    1. I've been thinking that I might have to up my goal as well! Job and kids...2 major detriments to the reading life ;) My kids are older (youngest is 13) and I homeschool one of them. I'm very lucky that way, it leaves me plenty of reading time!

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  14. Wow, that's almost a book a day! I also had a great reading month.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that Laura! March was good to us :)

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  15. Great to see that there is someone who read more books than I did in March! Thanks for reading that many. Makes me feel better. :-)

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    1. Ha ha! I do feel like some sort of reading freak! I'm glad you're out there doing the same ;)

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  16. Wow, that is amazing!! I got though nine books this month, and I thought that was pretty good. I used to read more, but I think like is just going to continue to get in the way :)

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    1. Stinkin' life~! Doesn't it know that there are books to be read?? ;)

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  17. What a great month! I had a good week with reading and blogging, but now I need to get back to work on my other writing so it will probably slow down again.

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. Thanks Joy! Finding a balance isn't always the easiest is it?

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  18. I just finished Devil In The White City last week! Reminded me a lot of Bill Bryson's At Home (well, At Home + Serial Killing...)

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    1. + Serial killing, lol. True! I don't think I've ever read Bryson, but I'd really like to get to A Short History. Thanks for visiting Rebecca!

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  19. Congrats that is quite the March Madness! Hope April brings you as much success!

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    1. Thanks Tanya, it was a GREAT month of reading! :)

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  20. I don't want to jinx you or anything but I think you are going to hit 200 this year. Go Jennifer, Go!

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    1. I think I might too Belle! I keep thinking that I should raise my goal but I kinda like seeing myself slaughtering it, lol

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  21. TWENTY FOUR BOOKS????? You're awesome!!

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    1. LOL! That made me laugh Rebecca ;) Thanks friend!!

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  22. Once again I bow to your reading prowess!

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  23. So basically... I'm a serious slacker!! Haha. Well done, as always :-)

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    1. No you aren't, I'm just a freak of nature ;) Thanks Jade!

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  24. And 27 books ahead to boot. You're reading all that and quite obviously have lots of time for other activities (I know you joined Bloggiesta, for example). Wow, just wow.

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    1. I'll let you in on a little secret: You know that time turner necklace from Harry Potter? It's real and I have one! ;) Ha ha, jk.

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  25. Holy bonkers! You've had a busy reading month, hope they were mostly terrific :)

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    1. I really lucked out with some fantastic reads this month!

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  26. You read that many books!!?? *A moment of silence*

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    1. Ha ha! I did alright for this month I suppose ;)

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  27. I read some pretty good books, too but not nearly as many as you. Great job :)

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I did kick some ass this month, lol.

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  28. You are doing great with your reading goals, Jennifer! Looks like March was great month for you. I hope April brings you many great reads.

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    1. Thank you, thank you! It's been a wonderful year in reading so far!

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