Sunday, April 1, 2012

March Wrap Up

Oh March, I can't believe you are over!  March was kind of a weird month at work and at home but I still managed to read 15 books, 4 of which are books I own.  I plan to focus more on reading books I own in April (hopefully I can get more than 4 in!) and I am pretty proud to be able to say that I haven't bought a book since January.  I also am making good progress on all of the challenges I am participating in so I am pretty happy about that.

I hit a few bumps in my half marathon training in March but ended the month on a high note.  I was having major issues with my feet and thought I should buy some new shoes.  After spending a bunch of money on new shoes, they just made matters worse.  After an extrememly painful 10 mile run last Saturday, I was worried I wasn't going to make it to race day.  I took a few days off, modified my route and went back to my old shoes.  Today I had an awesome 10 mile run averaging a 9.2 minutes per mile (I know it's not that fast but for me it's crazy good).  The race is 3 weeks away and I am feeling more confident about it.

This month I have felt really sick of blogging.  I really do love it but it takes a lot of time to keep up with everything.  I am going to keep going with it but I am going to modify how I do it because it has felt more like a chore lately.  I am going to cut back on my participation in memes; I love the ones I participate in but I don't always want to or have the time for it.  There are few I have always done but I think I will only participate if I have time or the topic is one I am excited about.  I also am really going to try to read slower and write reviews as I finish a book, not a week later.  I feel like I have been pumping out a bunch of crap reviews because I am short on time or I just didn't have a lot of thoughts on the book. 

Anyway, March is over and I am looking forward to April.  It is looking like it will be a busy month but I am hoping it will be better than March.

Books read in March:
1.) The Wilder Life by Wendy McClure
2.) Sister Queens by Julia Fox
3.) Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
4.) Archive 17 by Sam Eastland
5.) You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
6.) The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
7.) City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
8.) Macbeth by William Shakespeare
9.) Trafficked by Kim Purcell
10.) Think! by Michael LeGault
11.) The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
12.) Prophet's Prey by Sam Brower
13.) City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
14.) The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
15.) Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Progress on Challenges:

Back to the Classics Challenge-3/9 books read
TBR Pile Challenge-3/10 books read
Support your Local Library Challenge-11/24 books read
Historical Fiction Challenge-11/20 books read
Eastern Europe Challenge-1/4 books read

How was your March?  Did you make good progress on your reading/personal goals?

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