March 2017 wrap-up
March has been dragging on, teasing us with some days in the 70s, or even a couple of hours, to plummet back in the 30s and 40s. And lately a lot of run. So if you can’t go hiking because it’s too wet, what else can you do? Read!
Here is what I read in March.
A low total of pages, mostly due to the fact that actually everyday I’m reading a few pages of 4 books. Two of them are based on the calendar, so I won’t be down with them until end of 2017. So I will only count them next December.
8 in print
= with 1,738 pages, that is: 56 pages/day
+ 1 audiobook
= with 10H09, that is: 19 mn/day
3 in literary fiction:
- The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson – ebook
- La nuit sacrée, by Tahar Ben Jelloun
- Hell’s Gate, by Laurent Gaudé
3 in nonfiction:
- Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days, by Will Bashor
- A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstads and the Russian People, by Nadieszda Kizenko
- Amour Sans Limites, by Lev Gillet – ebook
2 in mystery:
- Remnants, by Carolyn Arnold – ebook
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle – audiobook
1 in historical fiction:
- The Enemies of Versailles, by Sally Christie
My favorites in March
Reading Challenges recap
Total of books read in 2017 = 31/100
Blog recap in March
For those part of The Classics Club, March was Classics Spin #15. Here is what I got
With for Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge, I read a novel by a famous Moroccan author. They have a Twitter party coming up on April 6 (#TTWIB)
I organized 5 giveaways.
The one for April at France Book Tours is now available.
Most popular book review in March
Most popular post last month
– non book review –
Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month
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Top commenters of the month
Inspired by Becca at I’m Lost in Books!
and her Blogger Shout-Outs feature
= 1 point per month for the top 3.
The one who has the most points at the end of the year will receive a gift!
NB: just congratulating winners of giveaways does not count as a real comment 😉
3: Karen at Booker Talk
3: Lucy at The Fictional 100
3: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind
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over 132,600 hits
Plans for March
Still persevering with and enjoying thoroughly The Complete of Sherlock Holmes on audio, with Simon Prebble as the narrator
With my current plan of focusing on my TBR and being more strict at accepting books for reviews, I am discovering an advantage I had not thought about originally at the beginning of the year. I can combine flexibility with other events going on in the blogosphere. That’s how I ended up reading La nuit sacrée in March: it had been on my TBR for a while, and a great opportunity came up to read it in March, as Travel The World In Books was focusing on North African authors.
So along these lines, in April, besides the book I need to read for The Classics Spin, I will try to read other books on my TBR and on my list for The Classics Club: My Cousin Rachel, with the Goodreads TuesBookTalk Read-Alongs; Tender is the Night, with the Goodreads Classic Book a Mont Club; and Charlotte’s Web for Classics Children’s Lit Event 5. And other books of course
Come back on Monday
to see all the books I plan to read in April!
How was YOUR month of March?
Kathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!