Sum-Up SundaysMarch

March has been a strange month; I’ve been working 30 hours a week & had an operation, but I still managed to finish 9 books, 3 of which I read to the little ones to at work (I don’t include every book I read at work in my GoodReads challenge – just the ones I personally enjoy). So without further ado, here’s my March…


Reading

So, like I said, I managed to finish another 9 books in March; I haven’t reviewed all of the books yet as I’ve taken a brief posting hiatus, as most of y’all should know, but I promise they will go up eventually!

Gilbert in the Deep by Jane Clarke (illustrated by Charles Fudge)
~ Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
~ GoodReads Review

Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson (illustrated by Jane Chapman)
~ Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
~ GoodReads Review

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi (translated by Cathy Hirano)
~ Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
https://wp.me/p8MbIo-2u3
~ GoodReads Review

The Brave Little Solider by Walt Disney Company
~ Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
~ GoodReads Review

Doctor Who: The Day She Saved The Doctor by Jacqueline Rayner, Jenny T. Colgan, Susan Calman & Dorothy Koomson
~ Rating: 🌟🌟🌟.5
~ Review: https://wp.me/p8MbIo-2vg
GoodReads Review

The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman
~ Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
~ Review: https://wp.me/p8MbIo-2vt
GoodReads Review

Caterpillars Can’t Swim by Liane Shaw
~ Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
~ Review: https://wp.me/p8MbIo-2vW
GoodReads Review

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen
~ Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
~ Review: https://wp.me/p8MbIo-2wq
~ GoodReads Review

Crash Land on Kurai by S. J. Pajonas
~ Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
~ Review: https://wp.me/p8MbIo-2wP
GoodReads Review

Reading Challenges

GoodReads:
After reading another 9 books in March I am now up to 23 out of 80 books for my 2018 challenge! I’m also now 4 books ahead of schedule 👊

Beat The Backlist:
In March I chose to read Crash Land on Kurai by S. J. Pajonas as my Beat The Backlist book; & wow was I impressed!!!! This book was so much more than I expected it to be & I’m so pleased I put it on my Beat The Backlist challenge. I only had this book in ebook format, but I’ve already ordered a print copy & a print copy of the sequel as well – I cannot wait to get my teeth into it.

My Doctor Who Challenge:
As with February, I read another new release for My Doctor Who Challenge in March – The Day She Saved The Doctor by Multiple Authors. I was so pleased that this book was written by women, & no men, & despite the star rating average of the short stories, I did actually really enjoy reading it.

Reviewer’s Copies:

In March I received a large bundle of children’s books from The Sanity Company, to read to the children I work with – I’m so excited about all of the books & I can’t wait to review them all for you!

Page Count Challenge:
Now, so far this year I’ve messed up my calculations a little bit so here’s the right amount of pages for each month so far this year:

  • January: 1908 pages
  • February: 2577 pages
  • March: 2237 pages

Meaning that so far in 2018 I’ve read 6722 pages!


Health

Hospital room.pngI’ve already mentioned that I had an operation in March, & I’ll write more about it tomorrow, but the procedure went well & despite being in some pain I really can’t complain about it! Especially as I had the operation done in the private part of the hospital so I got to have my own television & bathroom! (do you like my hospital stockings?)

Other than that, things with my health have been quite steady – I’m obviously still dealing with extra pains from work, but that’s to be expected & I doubt that will change anytime soon.


Life

To be honest, the rest of my life has been pretty dull! But in a happy way. Things in general are really positive & steady at the moment, so there isn’t much for me to put in this section! Although, some of you should have noticed that I do now have my own domain name – I’ve gone from http://www.writingwolves.wordpress.com to http://www.writingwithwolves.co.uk – this is something I’m really excited about because it makes me feel more professional & it means I finally have the web address I wanted in the first place. I’m also hoping to add some small adverts to my blog soon, to bring in a few extra pennies & after my current posting hiatus I’m hoping that my blog-related stress will decrease a little bit as well.


So, yes! March has generally been quite good,
although there were times
(when I was in a lot of pain & when I met my boyfriend’s parents for the first time)
when I wasn’t too sure how the month would plan out…
how was your March?

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