March 2019 Wrap Up

March 2019

What a month.  Everything started out pretty normal and it was shaping up to be a good month.  My daughter decided on a college.  We bought her prom dress.  My reading was going pretty well.  The loss of my husband's job last week has thrown things off for now but we will make things work.

I am linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Books Read
My plan to read from rotating categories seems to be working pretty well.  I was hoping for more balance in my reading which I think I have achieved for the most part.

The Old
(Past Due ARCs)

A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn - Review
The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston - Review
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu - Review
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (DNF)
The Storm King by Brendan Duffy

The New
(Current ARCs)

The Good Ones by Jenn McKinlay - Review
A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn - Review
Wild Country by Anne Bishop
Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
The DNA of You and Me by Andrea Rothman

The Anything
(Whatever I felt like reading)

Shadow Magic by Lisa Nazri Noor - Review
Cursed by Benedict Jacka - Review
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden - Review
You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn

Reading Stats
Books Read: 14
Audiobooks: 7
Digital Books: 5
Print Books: 2
Re-Reads: 0

Book Source for Books Read in March
NetGalley: 9
Edelweiss: 1
Direct from Publisher/Author/Publicist: 2
Library: 4
Purchased/Freebie: 4
*some books may fit into more than one category

Goodreads: 47/100
Blogger Shame: 5 read towards the challenge in March / 17 total for the year
Audiobook Challenge: 7 read towards the challenge in March / 23 total for the year
New Release Challenge: 7 read towards the challenge in March / 19 total for the year

End of the Month NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 84%
538 Approved | 453 Feedback Sent

End of the Month Edelweiss Stats
10 books to review  | 83 downloaded

Favorite of the Month

Up Next

How was your month? Do you have any reading or blogging goals for April?


  1. I didn't do anything on the reading front this week and it is frustrating feeling tired all the time. For April I'm just having a mood reading month to try and kick into gear. I'm keeping everything crossed for Mr Carole to get a new job. *hugs*

  2. i did manage to finish an ARC. hope Mr. will land a dream job soon too.

  3. I'm sending prayers your way and hope Mr. Carole finds a bigger and better job. You just reminded me that I need to find a copy of The Storm King. I meant to read it a long time ago.

  4. Congratulations to your daughter, and I hope your husband is able to find a new job soon. Have a good April!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  5. Oh wow, is it pronounced season already??

  6. Oh wow, is it pronounced season already??

  7. Some ups and downs, for sure.
    Your reading balance does look good with nearly an even split. It seems to be knocking out several in your challenges and NG/EW accounts, too.

    Wishing you a good April, Carole!

  8. Looks like a good reading month. Hope you have a good April.

  9. It definitely sounds like it was a month of ups and downs and that is... quite a lot to handle! But I am glad for the high moments and hope there is good news on the job front soon. I am glad you read Moxie and I cannot wait to read that one! And yay for being able to read the Patricia Briggs book you got recently so quickly! Especially as you were anticipating it.

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  10. I'm reading a lot but I feel a little behind. I'm not so far but it's my own fault cuz I want everything! You had a good reading month. Enjoy your books!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  11. Yay for an awesome arc haul. I have read a few and have the others in queue! Happy reading :)

  12. Sorry to hear about your husbands job ): thats a bit rough but hopefully things will start looking up for you!
    I am currently reading The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston , so hopefully I will enjoy it (:

  13. Once again I'm so sorry about your husband's job. You and your family are in my thoughts. I hope things are going okay. I hope your daughter has a wonderful time at prom! Enjoy your reading and your new books! Hope April is full of new opportunities.

  14. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's losing his job. It must be a shock. Fingers crossed he will swiftly find something even better.
    You had a good reading month :-)

  15. sorry about your husband losing his job. i like the way you do your post. once my arm gets to working right again, i will be sharing more
    sherry @ fundinmental

  16. I need to get back to the Briggs series, and Small Spaces looks like it would be a trip!

  17. Sounds like you had a pretty decent month, despite your husband losing his job. I know that can be tough, I've been there. You guys will get through it. I'm sure he will find another job. {{hugs}}

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

  18. Blogger is messing up my commenting because of Google+ being gone and the profiles changing over, maybe? Anyway it keeps making me sign back into my Google account and this time it ate my comment. 😛 So here's a shory version...

    I'm sorry to hear about your husband's job. (((((((HUGS))))))

    Here's to April being a great month. 🌞

  19. You month was filled with ups and downs. I hope your husband's job situation gets sorted out quickly, and I cannot wait to see the prom dress!


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