Total Books and Current Status
Since January 1, I've finished 29 books, and abandoned 2. In March, I posted 8 full reviews and 1 mini-review. I also posted 1 movie review and 3 recipes. I behind on only 1 review. I am currently reading The Postmistress by Sarah Blake and will be starting Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen and Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien.
What Did I Read and Review?
Here's what I reviewed in March. Click on the link to see my review; the letter in parentheses is my rating.
Full Reviews / Readalongs
- An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor (B+)
- Little Bee by Chris Cleave (B-)
- The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien (discussion post #1, #2, #3)
- Pride & Prejudice: The Graphic Novel by Jane Austen (C)
- Beautiful Dead by Eden Maguire (DNF)
- Taroko Gorge by Jacob Ritari (A)
- Flawless by Scott Selby and Greg Campbell (A)
- The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham (B+)
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (A-)
- Beautiful Dead by Eden Maguire (DNF)
- The Mark by Jen Nadol
- The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama
- Don't-Miss Books for March
- Remedies by Kate Ledger
- A Look at My Cookbook Shelves
- Ten Degrees of Reckoning by Hester Romberg
- Quaker Oat's Favorite Recipe Collection
- An Irish Country Girl by Patrick Taylor
- The Wife's Tale by Lori Larsens
- Pieces of Happily Ever After by Irene Zutell
- The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
- Say Hello to King Arthur
- The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Literary Road Trip, Author Interviews, Guest Posts
- I was pleased to host a charming guest post by Jen Nadol as part of the Literary Road Trip series. Did you give the stamp of approval to her PA credentials?
- I was privileged to publish a guest post by Jonathon Sturak, also as part of the Literary Road Trip series, who wrote about some of the meanings of home.
- I was so excited that Scott Selby, co-author of Flawless, wrote his first-ever guest post for me, on giving and attending a reading.
- I hope you caught Susan Higginbotham's wonderful guest post on traveling.
I joined one more challenge: the Cozy Mystery Challenge hosted by Kris from Not Enough Books. This is a favorite of min.
It is never to late to join The Amy Einhorn Books challenge, which I am hosting. There are 36 participants in this perpetual challenge, and 21 reviews.
I am also hosting What's in a Name? 3, which started January 1. We have 235 participants and 163 reviews. Visit the challenge blog for more information, to sign up, and to find links to the reviews. I'm thrilled with the progress challenge participants are making.
I hope you finishing up the Sookie Stackhouse Challenge. I have decided to do away with the two small prizes and just offer one larger prize for the finishers. We have 171 reviews and 158 participants.
A Few More Activities
I had great fun defending Team Gale for the Scholastic website.
I am still participating in the Lord of the Rings Readalong. The book for March was the The Two Towers and the discussion was hosted by Teresa from Shelf Love.
What's New and What's Coming in April
- I changed my commenting system back to Blogger. See my post for why I deleted Intense Debate.
- I added a Social Media Policy to my blog after hearing chatter on Twitter that it might be a good idea.
- I regret that I have decided to step down from the SheKnows book club. for now. My time is so stretched as it is, I am having trouble keeping up. Fortunately the host of the club has assured me that I can rejoin later if I find I have more time.
- Don't forget the Readathon is coming on April 10 -- whether you read or cheerlead or unofficially watch everyone's progress, I hope you join in the fun. Check out the blog for more information.
- I am excited to playing the ROOB Game, which encourages participants to Read Our Own Books! Read my post for the rules and to see if you want to start your own game.
- I have one more month of the Lord of the Rings Readalong. This month it's The Return of the King.
- I have an author interview and a couple of blog tours with some special treats planned.
- I have a YA book review set up for Earth Day.
- I am also participating in the Detectives around the World project.
And Now for You
- How was your March?
- Did you meet your reading goals?
- Are you caught up on your reviews?
- Are you making changes?
- Any exciting events that I don't know about?