Month in Review: March 2019

Books read:  9

  • Nemesis Games, James S.A. Corey
    A four-star rating
  • Sunshine, Robin McKinley
    A five-star rating
  • The Abundance, Annie Dillard
    A five-star rating
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin
    A five-star rating
  • What If It’s Us, Beck Albertalli & Adam Silvera
    A five-star rating
  • Odd One Out, Nic Stone
    A five-star rating
  • The Broken Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin
    A five-star rating
  • Early Riser, Jasper Fforde
    A five-star rating
  • Home and Away, Candice Montgomery
    A five-star rating

Pages read: 3,211

Time read: 45 hrs, 55 min

Favorite book(s):

  • The Abundance, Annie Dillard
  • What If It’s Us, Becki Albertalli & Adam Silvera
  • Early Riser, Jasper Fforde (It was SO NICE to read Jasper Fforde again. I just love his writing and his sense of humor.)

(The only book I wasn’t really impressed with this month was Sunshine. It was just meh.)

Favorite quote(s):

“There aren’t any new starts. All the new ones pack the old ones along with them. If we ever really started fresh, it’d mean not having a history anymore. I don’t know how to do that.” (James S.A. Corey, Nemesis Games)

“Like any child, I slid into myself perfectly fitted, as the diver meets her reflection in a pool. Her fingertips on the water, her wrists slide up her arms. The diver wraps herself in her reflection wholly, sealing it at the toes, and wears it as she climbs rising from the pool, and ever after.” (Annie Dillard, Abundance)

“For as long as I could remember, I had been transparent to myself, unself-conscious, learning, doing, most of every day. Now I was in my own way; I myself was a dark object I could not ignore. I couldn’t remember how to forget myself. I didn’t want to think about myself, to reckon myself in, to deal with myself every livelong minute on top of everything else–but swerve as I might, I couldn’t avoid it. I was a boulder blocking my own path. I was a dog barking between my own ears, a barking dog who wouldn’t hush.” (Annie Dillard, Abundance)

“I personally stopped blushing after I had my first lover, and discovered that absolutely the last thing I would want in a boyfriend is a permanent hard-on.” (Robin McKinley, Sunshine)


I have been SO BUSY. March was horrendous, really. We have a big project going on in the library, I was doing at least three people’s jobs, and my school work has been out of control. I’m taking an Art History course, and while it’s been very interesting, it is also taking up more of my time than any other class I’ve taken. When I had free time (ha!) in March, I read. I didn’t want to get online to do anything after spending hours online for my classes. So I have set the blog aside for two months now because I just don’t have time for it. This post and my month in review for April might be the only posts I write this month. Phew!

2 thoughts on “Month in Review: March 2019

  1. I mentioned in my response to your comment on my blog, but I’ll add it here: How do YOU find time to read with being so busy? Also I am surprised, but I actually have heard of several of these. No, I haven’t read any of them, but I have heard of them. 🙂


    1. I responded to this on your post, but I’ll respond here, too. I try my hardest to get my school work done during the week after work so I can have my weekends free to pleasure read. And I don’t do much on the weekends except read. I also read a little bit before bed every night to help me fall asleep faster (but that only gets me through maybe ten pages of something). I binge-read on the weekends, and in between semesters.

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