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The Sunday Salon: March 2012 Reading Wrap-Up

As always, another month gone, another post wondering where all the time has gone! We’ve now finished a quarter of the year and it has been an overwhelming one for me. I’ve been promoted at work and have finally laid to rest all of the side jobs I’ve been doing, which has left me feeling happy and invigorated for the first time in months. I have new trips to look forward to – visiting my parents on Friday and possibly going to visit Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic this summer – plenty of books to read, and new-found time in which to remember who I am outside of work.

April is going to be a bit crazy, though; I’m headed down to Southampton for two days this week for work, then I’m off home, then the week I return, I’m headed to Brussels for a day also for work and possibly to another part of the UK the week after. The best part about all that travelling is the reading I’ll be able to do, at least.

But it’s Bloggiesta this weekend, and so even though I haven’t signed up, I’ve been trying to write posts and get back into the groove of blogging. There are many things I could improve on in this neck of the woods; writing something that isn’t a book review is one of them, and now that my head is clear of cobwebs, I hope I can work out what that something should be here.

March was not the most spectacular reading month; I had a small life crisis towards the start, which put me off reading for a while, but I’ve picked up the pace towards the end of this month and am really pleased with some of the gems I’ve read. I finished 12 books in total this month:

Fiction

Non-fiction

Favorite of the Month

feeda fierce radiance
I couldn’t choose just one, so please have two.
We are now a quarter of the way into the year, which means for me that it’s time to take a look at some stats! So far, I’ve read:
  • 35 books, which puts me behind my goal of 200 for the year by a massive 60 books
  • 9 fantasy novels
  • 9 historical fiction novels
  • 23 books from my own stacks
  • 12 books for review
  • 21 books by women, and 14 books by men

Ahead for April

Besides watching the trees spring to life and enjoy the sunshine in the evenings, I’m hoping to review some of the gaps up there, and catch up on some of the books I’ve been longing to read. A few of the many books on my agenda that I’m hoping to finish and review this month:

  • The King’s Agent, Donna Russo Morin
  • Blackout, Connie Willis
  • The Girl King, Meg Clothier
  • I, Iago, Nicole Galland
  • Discount Armageddon, Seanan McGuire
What’s ahead for you in April?

6 comments to The Sunday Salon: March 2012 Reading Wrap-Up

  • Congratulations on your promotion!! Since you’re going to see your parents next week, I’m wondering if you’re going to make it to BEA.

    It’s hard to believe, but I loved Feed too!

  • Congrats on your promotion! I agree this year is passing quickly!

  • Well done for March, as always you’ve read loads compared to what I read! I don’t tend make reading plans, but I have just joined the Once Upon a Time VI challenge so hopefully try and squeeze some more fantasy reading in.

  • It seems like whenever you write things are about to slow down, you list all the things you need to do. ;) Oh well, it’s better to be busy than not, right?

  • Congratulations on the promotion, Meghan! It sounds like you have some very busy times ahead, but all that travelling you have planned sounds exciting.

  • Congrats on the promotion! Sounds like life is good! Enjoy your time in the States and hope that you’ll plan a BEA trip one of these years.