2018 Status Update: June

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June was the best. Well, the later part of the month was anyways. The first weekend was quilting retreat where I did get some good reading done. The following couple weeks I was crazy busy at work so I didn’t get any work done. But then! I went away to my family’s house in Maine for a week and I read non-stop and it was the best! I need to find a way to better balance my work and personal life so that I can fit in more reading time. Anyways, here are some highlights from June for me:

Monthly Stats:
# books read this month: 12
# pages read this month: 3,818
# books read year-to-date: 54
# pages read year-to-date: 17,668

Favorite Books I Read this Month:

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware – 4.5 stars
The Highlander’s Promise by Lynsay Sands – 4.25 stars

Other Posts this month:

Quilting Retreat 2018
Paperback Release – The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Next Month TBR List:

Next month I only have a good number titles scheduled:

-90’s Bitch by Allison Yarrow
-Warrior of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood
-Set the Night on Fire by Laura Trentham

Short list for July but I’m hoping to use the extra time to get through some of the other 2018 scheduled reviews that I’ve missed so far this year.  Hopefully July will be a productive month! Happy reading everyone!

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Bout of Books Update – Day 5 & 6

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Friday and Saturday were busy days! Friday after a busy work day I got together with a few girlfriends and our friend Adria asked us all to be bridesmaids in her wedding next year!! We (of course) said yes!

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Then Saturday I worked in the morning and then celebrated my friend Cori’s upcoming wedding! Her bridal shower was very fun and we had cake and played games and had a great time!

However, suffice it to say I didn’t get much reading done, being as busy with fun as I was!

Update

Friday and Saturday

Time spent reading: (Approximately) 1 hours (maybe)
Number of pages I’ve read today: 56 pages
Total number of pages I’ve read: 405 pages
Books read: Finished reading The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll, started The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
Challenges: I did not participate in the daily post challenge for Friday or Saturday

Today is my day at home and I have a lot of chores and other things to take care of but I’m hoping to find some time to read today too! Its a beautiful day and I’m looking forward to some relaxation and re-centering after a busy week and weekend!

Bout of Books 22 Update – Day 1

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Yesterday (first day of the read-a-thon) didn’t exactly go as planned. I have a feeling the whole week will end up being like this but I worked like a 14 hour day yesterday, so there wasn’t much time left for reading unfortunately. I did the best I could but this week isn’t going to be my best showing for the read-a-thon participation.

Update

Monday

Time spent reading: (Approximately) 1 hour
Number of pages I’ve read today: 107 pages
Total number of pages I’ve read:  107 pages (Day one! Ha)
Books read: Finished A Harmless Little Plan by Meli Raine (review post to come) and read a little more of The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
Challenges: I did not do the challenge for yesterday, I was too focused on work during the day

Stay tuned for continued progress made in tomorrow’s post on my Tuesday update!!

2018 Status Update: April

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WOOT April was a great month! I had a bunch of weekends away, some time off from work, and I spent a lot of time having fun with friends and family! I was able to get a good amount of reading done due to the quilting retreat I attended (reading retreat for me) and I even got to read some from the backlog this past month. Anyways, here are some highlights from April for me:

Monthly Stats:
# books read this month: 12
# pages read this month: 4,160
# books read year-to-date: 36
# pages read year-to-date: 11,424

Favorite Books I Read this Month:

 

My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris – 4.75 stars
All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller – 4.75 stars

Other Posts this month:

The Duke of Ruin BLOG TOUR!!

Next Month TBR List:

Next month I only have a good number titles scheduled:

-A Duke Like No Other by Valerie Bowman
-The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick
-Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall
-The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
-The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert
-The Duke of Lies by Darcy Burke
-The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
-It’s All About the Duke by Amelia Grey
-The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Busy schedule for next month! Happy reading!

2018 Status Update: March

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March was pretty crazy with work so I didn’t end up getting much reading done. I did get to read a little but not quite as much as I might have hoped. I have a busy reading schedule coming up over the next couple months, hopefully I can keep up with everything. I would say that work might calm down soon but that probably won’t end up being true. Anyways, here are some highlights from March for me:

Monthly Stats:
# books read this month: 5
# pages read this month: 1,292
# books read year-to-date: 24
# pages read year-to-date: 7,264

Favorite Books I Read this Month:

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Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser – 4.25 stars

Other Posts this month:

None! I have been too busy working this month and trying to get reading done

Next Month TBR List:

Next month I only have a good number titles scheduled:

-The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley
-My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris
-The Duke of Ruin by Darcy Burke
-Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
-Savor You by Kristen Proby
-The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
-Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
-The Luck of the Bride by Janna MacGregor
Other than these titles I will be trying to catch up on the January titles that I missed (have about 5 left still), the couple books from March that I didn’t get to, and also hopefully fit in a couple more from the Backlog list (from 2017 and 2016) plus my friend Alex lent me a book to read! Lots coming up in April though, I have a lot of reviews scheduled and while I do have a good amount of time off of work coming up we also have A LOT of plans and I’m not sure there will be a lot of time for reading left over.

2018 Status Update: February

updateFebruary overall was a busy month. My husband and I had to make a very tough decision and say goodbye to our much loved Spotty (dog). We are still reeling a little from the loss but we are doing our best to appreciate the love currently surrounding us. Work has also been busy as we hit our peak of busy season, things should start to calm down now within the next couple weeks. Anyways, here are some highlights from February for me:

Monthly Stats:
# books read this month: 8
# pages read this month: 2,528
# books read year-to-date: 19
# pages read year-to-date: 5,972

Favorite Books I Read this Month:

The Woman Left Behind  by Linda Howard – 4.75 stars
A Devil in Scotland by Suzanne Enoch – 4.5 stars
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen – 4.5 stars

Other Posts this month:

None! I have been too busy working this month and trying to get reading done

Next Month TBR List:

Next month I only have a few titles scheduled:

-Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman
-The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
-Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser
-The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley

Other than these titles I will be trying to catch up on the January titles that I missed (have about 5 left) and also hopefully fit in a couple more from the Backlog list (from 2017 and 2016) plus my friend Alex lent me a book to read! Lots coming up in March, will be a busy work and reading month.

2018 Monthly Status Update: January

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And so ends the first month of the New Year! This month flew by for me between work, reading, and lots of fun activities with family and friends. I’m excited to say that it was a pretty productive month, I impressed myself with how much I got done considering I was at work until 11pm some nights. Anyways, here are some highlights from January for me:

Monthly Stats:
# books read this month: 11
# pages read this month: 3,444
# books read year-to-date: 11
# pages read year-to-date: 3,444

Favorite Books I Read this Month:

 

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden – 4.75 stars
The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen – 4.5 stars

Other Posts this month:

The Crown Prince’s Bride RELEASE DAY BLITZ!!

I participated in the Bout of Books challenge this month which was great and really helped me get a jump start this year on my reading. I’m not going to list the individual posts because there were many but here is a link for all my posts for the challenge.

I decided to use this reading challenge to help me decide which books to read from my backlog whenever I get the chance to do so – Bookish 2018 Reading Challenge

Next Month TBR List:

Next month I only have a few titles scheduled

-Christmas Glitter by Ann B. Harrison
-By The Book by Julia Sonneborn
-You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston
-Maybe This Time by Nicole McLaughlin

Other than these titles I will be trying to catch up on the January titles that I missed (had like 15 to read and I was still behind from December too – there was no way) and also hopefully fit in a couple more from the Backlog list (from 2017 and 2016)!

Hope everyone has a great Valentine’s Day and a wonderful February!

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