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March Wrap-Up

March has been kinda crazy, as you’ve probably been able to tell from the truly sporadic posting!  Although I got the job in February, it was only in the last week or so of February, so for most of the month I still had plenty of time for blogging and reading and so on.  This month, I’ve been working the entire time (obviously, as people do!), and it’s been horrifically busy because we had a new intake of students this month.

In terms of reading I’ve been in a horrible reading slump. To be honest, the reading slump combined with general tiredness from work has not made me a happy blogger this month!  I think I’m finally edging my way out of it (fingers crossed) but I’m still kinda sticking to books I fancy until I feel a bit more secure!


Favourite things I did this month:

  • Went to see The Book Thief – In all honesty, I’d started the book, but couldn’t really get into it (I think partially because I was reading it because I felt like I ‘had’ to).  I went to see the film on a spur of the moment trip, and I really enjoyed it.
  • Visited Matt at uni – This is always good, because a) I get to see Matt and b) it’s almost like a little mini holiday for me!  I took two days off work this time, so I got to go up on the Thursday and come home on the Monday.  We had a great time hanging out with his housemates, watching lots of TV and generally just relaxing.
  • Took part in Bloggiesta – I always love taking part in Bloggiesta and this time was no exception!  I’m actually scheduling this a bit early, so I can’t comment on how much I’ll get done, but I’m certainly enjoying taking part.

Favourite purchase this month:
I treated myself to the Galaxy Chic eyeshadow palette this month and I absolutely love it.  The colours are a bit louder than I’d normally go for, but they’re so pretty and I love how pigmented they are.  (If you’re curious, Sparkage has really great swatches)


Books read: 5 (-1 from February)
Pages read: 2277 (+144 from February)
Average pages per day: 73 (-3 from February)
Favourites: Honestly, I loved all my reads this month except The Silver Chain.

Challenge Updates

(Challenge: # read this month [total/goal])

  • Seriously Series:
    • Series Started in 2014: 4 [7/18]
    • Series Started before 2014: 0 [3/18]
  • Library Books challenge: 2 [6/36]
  • LGBTQ: 0 [1/3]
  • TBR Pile Reading challenge: 1 [2/31]
  • Review Pile Reading Challenge: 2 [8/31]

Book Haul

Total Books gained: 8 (down 1)
Books bought: 1 (up 1)
Books for review: 3 (up 2)
Freebies/Gifts/Borrowed: 4 (down 4)
TBR pile change: +3 books


On the blog

Number of Posts: 12 (oh dear!)
Reviews: 1 (oh dear again!)

NetGalley % change: +4%

Most Popular posts:

Most Popular review: As I posted a pathetic one review this month, this seems a bit of a waste…

Search terms:

I have had a very weird month in terms of search terms – don’t say you weren’t warned!

  • the reapings film nude images
    Er, I have talked about The Reaping, but there are definitely no nude images….
  • Hansel and gretel incestuous sex
    Seriously, no idea…I think this is possibly vaguely linked to the Hansel and Gretel story in Grim, but er…no.
  • Can I use carrot and swede in a curry?
    You certainly can, in fact I’d recommend it!

How was your March?

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