Saturday, 1 April 2017

Rachel's Year of the Paperback - March Update

March started off well for me with paperbacks, after February's disappointing gain in the stacks, I figured I needed to make a concerted effort to read some more of mine. It helps that I had quite a few upcoming review paperbacks to read, for where I was scheduling and I was able to fit in a few others too. 

However I have spent a fair amount of this month with massive headaches, and in the past two weeks been told I have migraines thanks to the doctor, I appear to be currently sensitive to light (although I feel ok typing this so far), and after a trip to the opticians for what I was hoping to be an eye test for peace of mind, I have a new pair of glasses on order. 

With all of this health issues, I am finding it pretty much impossible to read a paperback at the moment, although I'm fine on my kindle. 

What this means is my lovely momentum on this challenge is starting to waver, but the second I feel as though I can focus on the words and not hurt my head in printed form, I will be back reading them, and I'm hoping that will be within the next week, or I'm doomed!!

These are also the reasons I am not as active on social media as perhaps I normally am, purely as I'm trying to stare at a screen less while I sort myself out. 

Now onto why you may have looked at this post, have I made a dent in that massive paperback stack?

Well yes, with 8 books reads and only 4 gained, that is a net dentage of 4, which makes it my best month so far this year. My favourite of those books that I have read is This Love by Dani Atkins which blew me away. 
Here is the breakdown

Paperbacks Read: (8)

A Time For Friends by Patricia Scanlan - 5 Star Review
His Sicillian Cinderella by Carol Marinelli - 4 Star Review
The Jackdaw by Luke Delaney - 4.5 Star Review
Puzzle Girl by Rachael Featherstone - 4 Star Review
This Love by Dani Atkins - 5 Star Review
The Little Teashop of Lost and Found  by Trisha Ashley - Review coming 4th April on the blog tour
A Not Quite Perfect Family by Claire Sandy - Review coming 6th April
The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern - Review coming 8th April

Paperbacks Bought (1)

When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson 

Review Paperbacks Received (2)

 My Sister by Michelle Adams
The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett

Paperbacks from Goody Bags (1)

Ashes to Ashes by Paul Finch

I am really looking forward to the chance to read the couple of books that were received in the post. They both on paper look great. Also looking forward to starting the new Dorothy Koomson, and if I can't find time to read it before, I'm sure it will show up on a Back Catalogue Books review in June, when her new hard back is out! 

And so I can keep a track:

Start of year - 96
End of January - 94
End of February - 97
End of March - 93

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