Thursday, April 1, 2010

Monthly Warp-Up/March 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010
 It's hard to believe that March is over. This has definitely been a very productive month for me partly because I spent my entire spring break reading (and loved every minute of it), and partly because I reached over 50 followers. Thank you to everyone who stops by and is now a follower and to everyone who stops by and leaves a comment. I love you all and I appreciate any and all comments you make. 

So here is March in Review.

Books Read: 14

  1. Secret Society by Tom Dolby
  2. Dream Life by Lauren Mechling 
  3. Past World by Ian Beck
  4. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  5. Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  6. The Forest of Hands and Teeth  by Carrie Ryan
  7. Standing Against the Wind by Traci L. Jones
  8. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  9. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  10. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  11. Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor
  12. Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison 
  13. Gringolandia by Lyn Miller - Lachmann 
  14. The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley 


Books Reviewed: 8
Secret Society by Tom Dolby
Past World by Ian Beck
This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Standing Against the Wind by Traci L. Jones
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Author Interviews: 2
Sharon Draper 
Leah Cypess

This Month's Recommendations:

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
The Body Finder by Kim Derting
This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison  
Gringolandia by  Lyn Miller - Lachmann 



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My Book of the Month Pick for March is Gringolandia by Lyn Miller - Leachmann. This is one of the most powerful stories I have read in a long time. It took me less than eight hours to finish and would have only taken half that if I hadn't had to work and sleep. Since I just finished it, I have not yet written a review, but it will be coming soon. Lyn has also agreed to let me interview her about the book.
Challenges:

I read 14 books for both these challenges, bringing my grand total to 36.





I read 2 books for this challenge this month for a total of 6 out of the 25 I will be reading,





I read 4 books for this challenge bringing my total to 15 out of the 25 I signed up for,







and I read 5 this month books for this challenge, and although I only signed up for 10 I am continuing to add to this one.




I also began a new challenge this month (as if I needed any more), and read 1 book and have 4 more to go.





So goodbye March and hello April. How was your month?

7 comments:

Kate said...

Looks like you had a really nice March. Lots of great books read and some great reviews. Hope April is just as productive.

Hannah said...

ooh! I've got Hex Hall in my library TBR pile and I broke down and bought The Body Finder on Sunday so I'm happy to see them on your recommended list. What was The Folk Keeper about? The title caught my attention.

My month was fantastic. I read so much manga I feel like all the books I've read lately are written in pictures even if there aren't any pics at all in them. I posted a tally of the books I read on my blog. I'm hoping to go back and list the books I read through in March on that post sometime after I get out of work today.

Hope your April is wonderful!

Tahereh said...

wow! great post with so much helpful info!! thank you!!

also: i LOVE your tagline! hehehe

eating y.a. books.

hehehe

Rhiana said...

You've had a great month! You have an award over on my blog.

NatalieSap said...

Of your books read this month, Hex Hall is one I'm most likely (and excited!) to read. Looking forward to your review of Gringolandia. Oh, and I'm glad you joined the Once Upon a Time challenge fun. :) Hooray for April!

Booksnyc said...

You have made great progress on your challenges! I love how there is such a diverse choice of challenges out there - I am doing a bunch of challenges too but its a totally different bunch than yours! Good luck as you continue to read through the challenges!

the story siren said...

wish i was this organized! lol!

good luck!

 
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