Holy crap this month seems to have been a crazy month where the whole world went a little crazy with coronavirus. Like how does a beer’s stock price fall just coz some virus shares some of it’s name?! How silly can people be?!
In that time I’ve been able to kick start a new series and still posted 11 reviews.
I’ve been working a little more this month so haven’t spent as much time reading and I’ve also been spending time watching Altered Carbon and reading that for the series comparisons. Which means I’ve only read like 5 books this month.
I’m hoping by the time this goes live that it’s 6 books. But I’m not making any promises!
This is a last minute change for me. I honestly can’t wait to be able to read the next book in the series and hope it won’t be too long until I can.
Because of this, I had to change from my previous choice, Summer in Provence. You’ll be able to see my full review in April.
My Least Fav
This honestly wasn’t a bad book and I have a review coming for this next week. Yet it had more flaws than the other books I read this month so somehow ended up here.
I also hate doing this coz it’s by an Aussie author and I don’t read many of those and I want to promote them rather than shoot them down.
So please come back next week to see all my thoughts about it!
Bookish Goals Progress
I was able to start my first book to film comparison with Altered Carbon and I’m feeling good about the progress. Especially given the positive feedback I’ve been getting for it. Although I’d still do it even if I didn’t have it since I don’t focus on stats and stuff too much.
I’ve managed to hold strong with Rachel’s tours so I can also get around to the NetGalley and other ARCs I have. Although I have been able to keep up with at least one book read a week which is good.
Once I finish reading Altered Carbon I’ll be 50% of the way through the A-Z Character challenge, while I’ve also been able to read one book for the Aussie Author Bingo challenge.
Personal Goals Progress
So fitness wise I took a slight backwards step from a couple of injuries but I’m getting back into it. I just need to be careful now that it’s starting to get colder so my asthma doesn’t flare up and really take me out of action.
Although with coronavirus going around, and talk of us all needing to self-isolate I’m not sure how all of that’s going to go. Although the gym I go to is giving us workouts we can do at home which is awesome.
Bones is also making some progress with his reactions to other dogs. We’re getting closer and closer to getting him to make his first doggy friend. I’m hoping with a few more buckets of water and some time we’ll get there. Slowly… O so slowly…
O wow! We’re a quarter of the way through the year and my summer weather has officially started to break and turn colder. And yes I’ve turned my electric blanket on a few times this month to warm up my bed before getting in!
How am I going to cope in winter?!
So this month it was a little bit more difficult to judge, but I think it needs to go to Trust the Wolf!
I really enjoyed this one and even ended up grabbing copies of the prequel (Bearly Married – you can get this free too if you sign up for her newsletter!) and the sequel (Truth or Bear I got as and ARC) to read during March.
So look out for those reviews coming in the next few months! I had to spread them out a bit due to other commitments but I am trying to bring them to you as quickly as possible!
My Least Fav
I want to preface this with the fact that I tried this genre for the first time, and I don’t think it’s for me. So please don’t hold this against the book coz it was actually really well written!
As I said, I don’t think Tom Stone: Day of the Deadis my jam. But I didn’t know that crime isn’t really my thing until reading this.
But please remember that it was well written, and I don’t think I had any major problems with the story itself.
It’s just the genre isn’t something that I found I was really looking forward to reading. And I don’t wana give the book a bad rep just coz it turns out I’m not a fan of that genre.
What’s coming up
I gotta say, I have had a KILLER month reading wise! I read a total of 8 books this month and I’ve started my 9th. But coz I wana get on top of my assignments before I start the next subject (I’m doing one after the other back to back with no break until mid year) I may have to dial back on the reading.
That means my Tamora Pierce series review is on a slight pause (unless by some miracle I get everything I want to get done by Monday morning!) so I can get a chance to write the next few. Sorry guys!
My 2019 Goals Update
Well my reading goal seems to be getting smashed. I’ve already read 22 books which puts me at 6-7 books ahead of schedule according to Goodreads. Let’s watch that dwindle as I take breaks to get assignments done!
I haven’t read any new Aussie Authors yet, so I will need to dig one out of my TBR pile I have yet to make any dent into. Damn you authors coming to me with interesting books!
Jokes, like actually jokes! But where are my Aussie authors?! Don’t any of you want me to read and review your books? I do it for free!
Finally, my weight! Well I think I managed to loose ALMOST 1kg….I have been exercising more, eating less etc so I hope it’s finally doing something. Coz I really wana be bikini ready by the time I go back to Vietnam in June/July.
Well that is me done for March. See you in April with another review fresh off the bat tomorrow!!