In the month of March I decided to start reading books that I was in the mood to read. Without my even acknowledging it, I somehow slipped into being a mood reader. There’s nothing wrong with this of course but I used to be the type of person who could make a list and work through it. I rocked lists and it worked. It took me a long time to realize that reading from lists just wasn’t working for me anymore. In March I went completely with my gut instincts and it totally worked!
Goal: 2000 pages MET!
- Burned by Ellen Hopkins – * * * – 531 pages
- Finish Where She Went by Gayle Forman – * * * * – 118 pages
- Finish Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – * * * * * – 251 pages
- I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios – * * * * * – 388 pages – $13.85
- Smoke by Ellen Hopkins – * * * * * – 543 pages – $15.09
- Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare – * * * * 1/2 – 374 pages
- Started The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank – 150 pages
Total Pages Read: 2355
Total Saved from Library: $28.94
Saving $28.94 on TWO books has totally turned me back on to the library. (I had a bad experience in February with a water damaged inter library loan that I received that way but that they still had to check on when I returned it.) Clearly reading whatever I want has paid off because five of the six books I read were four stars or higher. Burned was my first Hopkins novel and it was kind of traumatic for me. For those who don’t know, those massive page counts are because her novels are in verse. Lovely verse but verse naturally makes the novels longer.
April’s Goal: 3000 pages
I feel like I met my March goal with ease and in April I will have 24 hours of (hopefully) unadulterated reading time during the Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon. I’m hoping to really boost my page numbers there. Plus I have SUCH a store of great books to choose from. I just looked at my March post and I read one book from that gallery of pictures. Rather than give you all a bunch of pictures that might not actually happen, trust that I’ll be reading what I want to read and probably loving it! 😉