That’s a Wrap! – March was a very slow month for me reading wise. My sister and my mother both came to stay with me before my son Dylan was born and essentially were here all month so I wasn’t able to squeeze in much reading. Plus heck my baby was born and I could barely function for a few weeks after that. But thankfully April is looking like things will start to get back to normal somewhat reading wise (slowly though).
Not Yet Read News:
- My lovely contributor Kat has decided she’ll only be posting on a guest basis as she’s focusing on other things. So Not Yet Read is back to being a one woman show. But we’re cool with that right!? I’m a smidge sad that none of the ladies took to blogging as much as I but hell maintaining or even contributing to a blog is a lot of work as all of you who have blogs well know!
About Me Junk:
- Update on the pregnancy! Dylan was born in mid March! I have a Friday the 13th baby woohoo.
- I barely read anything in March compared to January and February! I’m not stressing it though because hey – mom and sis were visiting and not to mention I had a baby. But you know it’s funny while my sister was visiting she was able to read 3 books and pretty much all I could squeeze in were audio books. So I’m sadly no longer ahead of schedule for my goal to read 200 books in 2015. Hopefully I can get ahead again once the little one isn’t keeping me up all night long anymore.
- Currently reading: FINN FANCY NECROMANCY by Randy Henderson
- Currently listening to: HEXED by Kevin Hearne and GOLDEN SON by Pierce Brown
- Currently crafting: Crochet toys! I have a bunch done (from before I had my baby) – maybe I should post them in an Art it Up! post huh?
BOOK INBOUND and OUTBOUND STATS
This section is really just for my own records to keep track of what books have entered my house during the month whether I bought, borrowed, received for review, unsolicited surprises or was gifted them and the count of whether I was able to get enough review books read to stay caught up.
Review Books/Audio received – 9
Unsolicited books – 14
Gifted, Purchased and Won books – 24
Total books received added to review TBR (does not include unsolicited and gifted/purchased/won books) – 9
Review Books read – 6
Personal books read – 3
Total Books read – 9
Status – 9 – 6 = 3 (Not bad at all I’d say all things considered)
LIST OF ALL FEBRUARY INBOUND BOOKS
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- DEAD HEAT by Patrcia Briggs (HC)
- KNIGHT'S SHADOW (Greatcoats #2) by Sebastien de Castelle (JFB HC)
- SILVER IN THE BLOOD by Jessica Day George (ARC)
- END OF DAYS (Penryn #3) by Susan Ee (ARC)
- DARK HEIR (#9) by Faith Hunter (MMP)
- TOUCH by Clair North (audio)
- THE BOY WHO LOST FAIRYLAND by Catherynne M. Valente (Dreamscape audio disc)
- GOLDEN SON by Pierce Brown (Audio discs)
- GIRL UNDERWATER by Claire Kells (ARC & Audio)
Library, Purchased, or Gifted
- THE EXODUS TOWERS (#2) by Jason M. Hough - (library audio) - already own PB
- THE PLAGUE FORGE (#3) by Jason M. Hough - (library audio)
- SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY (#1) by Mary Robinette Kowal - (library audio) already own TP
- TIGER LILY by (library audio) - already own TP
- CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS by - (library audio) - already own HC
- MIDNIGHT RIOT (#1) by Ben Aaronvitch - (library audio) - already own ebook
- SIX GUN SNOW WHITE by Catherynne Valente - (library audio) - already own HC
- THE RIPPER AFFAIR (#3) by - (library audio) - already own review TP
- UNHINGED (#2) by A.G. Howard - (library audio) - already own ebook
- ENSNARED (#3) by A.G. Howard - (library audio)
- HEXED (#2) by Kevin Hearne - gift from sister
- TRICKED (#4) by Kevin Hearne - (library audio) - already own MMPB
- TRAPPED (#5) by Kevin Hearne - (library audio) - already own MMPB
- HUNTED (#6) by Kevin Hearne - (library audio) - already own MMPB
- GRIMORE OF THE LAMB by Kevin Hearne - (library audio)
- TWO RAVENS AND ONE CROW by Kevin Hearne - (library audio)
- BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth (library audio) - old arc
- FLIP THIS ZOMBIE by Jesse Peterson - (library audio) - already own MMPB
- FURIES OF CALDERON (#1) by Jim Butcher - (library audio) - already own
- INSIGNIA (#1) by S.J. Kincaid - (library audio) - already own
- RAGING STAR (#3) by Moira Young - (library audio) - already own HC
- SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch - (library audio) - old earc
- WAISTCOATS & WEAPONRY (#3) by Gail Carriger - (library audio) - already own HC
- THICKETY by J.A. WHITE - (library audio) - got book 2 as a unsolicited, sounds good so checking out book 1
- VANISHING GIRLS by Lauren Oliver
- BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by Elizabeth Haynes (TP) - I don't know how I ended up on a distribution list for this one - I better read the blurb lol
- KEEP QUIET by Lisa Scottoline (TP) - not really my genre
- THE DOOR IN THE MOON (Obsidian Mirror #3) by Catherine Fisher (Dial HC) - I'm going to grab the library ebook of #1 as the series looks interesting
- THE SHORES OF SPAIN (#3) by J. Kathleen Cheney (ARC) - I read the first 2 and will definitely read this one!
- THE WORLD WITHIN by Jane Eagland (ARC) - likely won't read this one but I'll hold onto it just in case for when I'm feeling like a "Emily Bronte" type novel
- DIAMOND HEAD by Cecily Wong (HC) - don't know if this one is really up my alley
- THE UNREMEMBERED by Peter Orullian (TP) - I will likely give this one a shot
- SUPERPOSITION by David Walton (TP) - sounds interesting I'll give it a try
- THE CHART OF TOMORROWS (#3) by Chris Willrich (ARC) - I read the first two and enjoyed them so I'll try to get around to this one
- HOW TO MAKE YOUR BABY AN INTERNET CELEBRITY by Rick Chillot - a silly gift that made me smile I'll definitely flip thru it.
- THICKETY: The Whispering Trees (#2) by J.A. White
- THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL by Paige Mckenzie
- OATHKEEPER by J.F. Lewis (ARC)
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March Top Shelf
BOOKS I READ IN MARCH!
I feel like this list of books read is so pathetic compared to all that I read in January and February. But hopefully I’ll get back on track in April. So sadly I’m no longer 9-11 books ahead of my reading goal schedule. Now I’m just “on track” – *sigh* Also, this shows just how much I didn’t have my hands free because of the 9 books on this list – 6 of them were audio books
– SIX-GUN SNOW WHITE by Catherynne M. Valente (audio)
– HALF BAD by Sally Green (audio)
– SHADOW SCALE by Rachel Hartman (audio)
– TOUCH by Claire North (audio)
– THE BULLET CATCHER’S DAUGHTER by Rod Duncan (old arc)
– RED RISING by Pierce Brown (audio)
– THE BOY WHO LOST FAIRYLAND by Catherynne M. Valente (audio)
– DEAD HEAT by Patricia Briggs (HC)
– KAIBOB UNBOUND by Kevin Hearne (ebook – short story)
Book Reviews by Tabitha:
- Review: Heartless by Gail Carriger ★★★★
- Review: Doll Bones by Holly Black ★★★½
- Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab ★★★★
- Review: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger ★★★½
- Review: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes ★★★★
- Review: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen ★★★★
- Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski & Blog Tour Giveaway ★★★½
- Review: Timeless by Gail Carriger ★★★★
- Review: Half Bad by Sally Green ★★★
- Review: Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells ★★★★
Book Reviews by Kat:
- Short Comic Reviews: Hulk, Rat Queens, Ms. Marvel & Deadly Class ★★★★★
- Comic Reviews: Revival Deluxe Edition & Through the Woods ★★★★
- Review: The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre ★★
- Review: Boring Girls by Sara Taylor ★★★
Book Reviews by Guest Readers:
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Author Guests Posts & Interviews :
- I get upset at how much TV my family watches
- What happens when people find out you review books?
- Interrupting the regularly scheduled programming
Art it Up! Posts :
- Art it Up! (46) – Throwback Thursday – My ceramic bookworm bookend
- Art it Up! (47) – a Sheep and lots of hearts swapper package!
- Art it Up! (48) – Crochet Slouchie hats with bear ears?