March Wrap-Up

This has not been a great reading month for physical books for me. Even though I have loved being back in school with the children, it has been very hectic, and I have continued to teach virtually for one or two children for most of that time which I wasn’t really mentally prepared for! I’m not sure I’ve ever felt so drained in the evenings with no energy to read more than a few pages, if that. Most of my reading has happened at the weekend. Both my husband and I have now had our first vaccination. I wasn’t expecting to have one yet but, when I was contacted by my GP Surgery and asked to book one, I went for it. I really enjoyed attending the virtual book launch for Vashti Hardy’s new lower-middle grade book, Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest this month. I even managed a green apple schnapps drink! I’m now off on my Easter holiday, and am hoping to enjoy lots of reading and walking!

Books I’ve read:

I’ve read 9 books this month: 6 physical copies and audiobooks. I look part in a Blog Tour for Skin Taker, and have posted reviews for Everyday Magic, Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest and Dragon World.

NetGalley:

My Feedback Ratio is currently at 88%. I am lucky enough to be auto-approved by Little Tiger who have some wonderful reads on NetGalley which I couldn’t resist. I have Skyborn by Sinead O’Hart, Between Sea and Sky by Nicola Penfold and How to be a Human by Karen McCombie waiting to read. I am especially excited to read Skyborn as I have just finished a re-read of Eye of the North. It is a prequel which tells the story of ‘Thing’ from Eye of the North and I was reading it with whole new eyes on a second reading.

Books sent by publishers:

I feel very fortunate to have been sent so many books by publishers this month. I think this is the most I’ve been sent.

Books I’ve bought:

I have bought 12 books this month: mostly middle-grade with one young adult and a couple of picture books. I had already read The Wild Robot Escapes last year through the library but I have a couple of boys in my class who loved The Wild Robot. When I told them there was another book, they were very excited to read it, so I couldn’t resist adding it to our class library.

How has your month been? Have you read any of these?

5 thoughts on “March Wrap-Up

  1. I think 9 books is great, especially considering what a full on month it’s been!
    I have Echo Mountain waiting and Between Sea and Sky too which I’m really excited for!
    I’ve bought Hatmakers and Magician’s Map too but I have no idea when I’ll fit them in!
    Hope you’re having a restful and bookish easter hol!

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      1. That sounds perfect!
        I’m back in Fri and Sat this week to hekp prepare for opening then in from Tues next week! It’ll be very strange going back but hopefully this will be the last time…

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