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March | Wrap Up

March has been a weird month. It has felt long, but also like it has gone quickly. The weather has most definitely taken a turn for the better, and it is definitely warmer now than it was to start with. It’s Mother’s Day in the UK today, and it’s officially spring, and the clocks went forward overnight so we can all feel tired after losing an extra hour in bed! It’s been weird reading wise because a lot is scheduled to happen in April so the month has felt like a long countdown to April with not much else. I feel like I have barely read anything because some of the books that I was reading were long, and have fallen behind with my Goodreads target – something I really don’t like!! We’re making big house related decisions and suddenly life seems a lot more adult and serious, and that I haven’t read that much. I have, however, discovered Homeland which is a brilliant show that Emma and I are devouring quicker than we probably should but still not as fast as I would like. Now as I think about it, that’s probably not helping the reading progress?! I am also really behind on reviews. I was doing so well and suddenly I am really behind and need to think about catching up!

In March, I read 7 books, which is 3488 pages, and all of which were new reads to me.

I read 7 fiction books, a mix of childrens, YA and Adult Fantasy and dystopian.

By Format, I read 1 Audiobook, 4 Paperbacks, 1 graphic novel/illustrated and 1 Hardback.

The average rating was 3.35/5 Stars for all of the books that I read in March

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January | Wrap Up

I know, I know, it’s March and I am only just getting around to writing a January wrap post. In my defence, I was immersed in read and seeing friends and I kinda forgot that I hadn’t done one until I started to write one for February. Yes, I could probably have linked them together in one, but I didn’t and so here we are, over a month late. It’s a shame really, because I took part in Bout of Books and 24in48 readathon and actually managed to read a lot of books that covered a lot of challenges and broadened my horizons some what.

I have already posted my wrap for February, which you can check out here!

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February | Wrap Up

January felt like the longest month in the history of months, so it was only really inevitable that February would feel like the shortest (I know, it actually is the shortest month, but it felt like it too, y’know?) I did a lot, my friends visited for the first few days, a period that crossed with my twin brother’s birthdays. My parents were away so I took my Gran out a few times and generally kept myself busier than I usually would during a working week. I also worked some of the weekends and feel like I didn’t have much time off at the beginning of the month. The end of the month was filled with Physics talks and football dramas and blitz tidying my bedroom. Yes, you could say it has been a productive month overall, I’d believe you, but that feels like it has come at a reading cost.

The eagle eyed among you may realise that I didn’t post a wrap for January. So, I may have forgotten. I am planning to throw it out there in the coming days, because late is better than never!

In February, I read 3 books, which is 1375 pages, and all of which were new reads to me.

I read fiction books and 1 non-ficion book, a mix of YA Fantasy, Memoir and Contemporary Romance

By Format, I read 1 Audiobook, 1 Paperback and 1 Hardback.

The average rating was 4.67/5 Stars for all of the books that I read in February. Continue reading “February | Wrap Up”

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NaNoWriMo Wrap Up

Evening chaps and chapesses, how is life and December treating you? I am a little bit confused as to how it’s already the 4th, but there we go. The car was frozen this morning, the fog was around all day, and the temperature has dipped below zero, all official signs winter and December are here and here to stay. So, before we get too far into December, I wanted to take a look at the biggest success of last month: winning NaNoWriMo!

As you can probably tell, I am really quite happy with myself. I worked really hard to hit the word total, and when validated, had managed to write  53,943 words during NaNo. I’m pretty pleased with myself and for the first time in a while I am really quite proud of that achievement. I wrote over 50,000 words in my contemporary idea, so I actually managed to finish NaNo without needing to count the words that were added to my Pirate idea (I added them anyway, because y’know, I’d written them, but knowing I didn’t need to was pretty cool). I also finished on November 28th, which gave me a bit of breathing room to validate and actually assess what I had done and what I have left to finish the work in progress. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Wrap Up”

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October: It’s a Wrap

Ahoy there mateys! It is I back to fight and read another day with a summary of October’s (less than stellar) reading performance. Now,m straight up I am going to say that I haven’t read that much. I am happy with what I read, but Florida is a big holiday both packing and preparing before, and then when you’re there. I bought some books with me to read and they haven’t been touched once they were removed from my bag, so the list is a lot shorter than it should be and is only as long as it is due to Charms Extra Credit Readathon being held this month. I have cracked another couple off the Book Riot Read harder challenge list this month too which has been nice as they’re getting harder now we’re through to the end of the year.

I’m actually in a bit of a book reading slump. You’ll see I’ve read a few things this month so you’re probably thinking that a slump isn’t the right thing to call it, but what I actually mean is reading physical books. You see all the reads this month are either graphic novels/comics, or audiobooks. I don’t know why it is but they’re the only thing appealing to me at the moment. I am really struggling to pick up an actual book and read it. Hopefully that will chance, and soon.

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September: It’s a Wrap

The summer has most definitely disappeared. The temperatures have really plummeted, the leaves are changing colour, and pumpkin spiced lattes are very much a go. I love this time of year, autumn is most definitely my favourite season, and this fall I plan to make some headway on as many reading challenges for Book Riot Read Harder and Around the Year Challenges as I can. I feel like September wasn’t the best for me in any sense (holiday aside, the holiday was amazing), but I have managed to shift a couple of book bogeys from my shelf and read another two NetGalley ARCS. Continue reading “September: It’s a Wrap”

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N.E.W.Ts Readathon | Wrap

Hello there Witches and Wizards! It’s results day for those Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests that were sat in August, and I’m kind of whelmed at my success. The NEWTs Readathon was a really great thing to be a part of, I met nee internet friends and read quite a few of the books that have been sat on my TBR pile for a long time. I largely stuck to the TBR that I set out at the beginning of the readathon, and found that participating in The Full Monte and Bout of Books help me finish some of these titles. I really wanted to try and get Exceeds Expectations in everything, but as the month went by in a flurry of work activity and holiday planning, it became obvious that was an unrealistic goal, and I didn’t even quite manage to get an acceptable in everything (damn you Shadowblack for not being engaging!). Continue reading “N.E.W.Ts Readathon | Wrap”