Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March in a Nut Shell

March was a great reading month for me and an exciting month for other reasons as well. We sold our home in 2008 and bought a condo in 2009 (we are moving in the end of April – we love it and I’ll have my own reading loft full of book shelves, a comfy chair, good reading lamp and of course my laptop). I decided to pack up all my books except for my review books (that will force me to read more of those hopefully). I also have about (5) library books to read in the next few weeks. I hate moving, but this will be our last move most likely and now we’ll be much closer to family which is great.

Back to my March reading…..I LOVED most of the (19) books that I read in March. I visited many wonderful new places and a few familiar places too. I visited India, Hong Kong, Berlin, Poland, England, Japan, Korea, and Nigeria. I also saw some more of the United States: New Hampshire, Washington, Mississippi, Colorado, New York, Honolulu, and Pennsylvania.

By Title: MARCH

34. True Colors; Kristin Hannah - 2.5/5 (audio)
35. Little Bee; Chris Cleave - 5/5
36. The Housekeeper and the Professor; Ogawa - 5/5
37. The Seance; Harwood - 4/5
38. The Help; Stockett - 5/5
39. Living Agelessly; Altoonian - 4/5
40. While My Sister Sleeps; Delinsky - 4.5/5
41. Tallgrass; Dallas - 4.5/5
42. The Mercy Papers; Romm - 3.5/5 (ARC Review)
43. The Piano Teacher; Lee - 4/5
44. The Emperor of Ocean Park; Carter - 4/5 (audio)
45. Finding Your Own North Star; Beck - 4/5
46. The Overlook; Connelly - 3/5 (audio)
47. Handle With Care; Picoult - 5/5
48. The White Tiger; Adiga - 3/5
49. The Winter of Our Discontent; Steinbeck - 4/5
50. Honolulu; Brennert - 4.5/5
51. Still Life; Fielding - 4/5
52. The Boy in the Stripe Pajamas; Boyne - 5/5 (audio)

Favorite Books in March:

Challenge Progress - 2009:

  • Total Books Read in 2009 - 52
  • 100+ Books Challenge for 2009 - 52/100
  • New Authors Challenge for 2009 - 36/50
  • A - Z Challenge for 2009 - 18/26
  • Support Your Local Library for 2009 - 33/50
  • Read Your Own Books for 2009 - 19/100
  • Audio Book Challenge 2009 - 12/12 - COMPLETED
  • 2009 Pub Challenge - 14/9 - COMPLETED
  • In Their Shoes 2009 - 4/4 - COMPLETED
  • John Steinbeck Mini Challenge – 1/2
  • Spiritually Speaking - 3/6
  • Spring Reading Thing – 5/15

How did you enjoy your month?


  1. Wow!! You are making super progress.

  2. Wow - 19 books this month? Way to go!

  3. Great job! And congrats on your upcoming move. Btw, have you considered signing up for our WWII reading challenge at War Through the Generations? It's only 5 books by the end of the year, and it looks like you'd be pretty much done!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  4. Wow, I'm surprised you were able to get all that reading done what with the moving! That is awesome :)

    I'm reading the Kristin Hannah book right now and I saw that you gave it a 2.5. I get the feeling that is going to be my rating for it too.

    I bet you can't wait to fill up your reading loft. Sounds wonderful and you'll have to share some pics!

  5. That's some list. well done!

  6. Wow, you sure did have a good month. Congrats on the new condo-how exciting! A reading loft; now that sounds more than perfect.

  7. oh a reading loft. How Cool!

    15 books in one month! You read almost as many in one month as I've read all year.

    I'm doubly jealous of you. Hope you enjoy your new condo.


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