Wednesday, April 01, 2009

March Reading

I’ve posted my March reading list and cumulative reading totals over on Lists and Such.

Sadly, I didn’t get everything I read reviewed in March, but since I’ve been firmly told to reduce all stress possible as part of managing my CFS, I decided to post the list regardless. Otherwise I’d be stressing about getting caught up with the reviews, which is exactly not the point. If I get them done (and I’d especially like to do reviews for Lear’s Daughters and The Ordinary Princess) then I’ll add in the links later.

I read 10 books in March (and considering Lear’s Daughters was 750 pages, I’m very happy with that) and had one DNF. That was Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta, which I received for the Bloggers Christmas exchange swap. I read about a third of it and couldn’t figure out why I was feeling so ambivalent about it, until I realised none of the characters were likeable and I wasn’t interested in continuing with them. It was a disappointment as it looked like such a good book.

A read a lot of library books this month, swinging my paper : ebook ratio back towards paper books. We’ll see what effect my April reading has on it.

I’m still on track with all my challenges, with two finished out of seven and I’m still feeling confident I should finish them in plenty of time. All the same, in the name of reducing stress as ordered, I’m just going to read what I feel like and what I can manage and we’ll see what happens.

My total number of books read so far for the year is 33, with 27 of those being new reads and 6 being rereads. I now have 3 books rated 10/10, all read this month, of which one was a new read (Lear’s Daughters) and two were rereads (The Grey King and The Ordinary Princess).


orannia said...

I think you've had a great month of reading...and I'm all for you reducing your stress :)

Penny (aka Yooperchick) said...

I loved The Ordinary Princess! Have you read any by Patricia Wrede? She has books about very sensible princesses as well. (Dealing with Dragons series is one of my favorites!)

Kerry said...

Penny - yes, I've read some Pat Wrede, including some of the Enchanted Forest chronicles. I enjoyed what I read.

Louise said...

I'm so sorry I haven't been around your blog for a long time. I haven't been blogging much myself, but I just wanted to drop by and say hi, wish you a good weekend and a nice Easter (if you celebrate that) and apologize for being scarce.

I am finishing my Master thesis and this takes up most of my time. Hopefully, by the end of May, I will be able to blog more and participate more around the blogosphere.

I am still reviewing books from time to time on my blog, but I am not really active.

I don't expect you to come running visiting and commenting, I just wanted to let you know that I am very much alive and I miss reading and commenting on your blog very much.

This is a personal message written to all the blogowner, whose delightful blogs I visit on a regular basis, but it has been copy/pasted. So if you find it on other blogger's blogs, that is why.

I look very much forward to be active again - and apologize once again for not being active the past month and not being able to be active for another month or two.