Monday, April 3, 2017

BOOK CHAT: March 2017 in Review

March has officially ended, and April has arrived.  Today, we have had snow flurries.  Later this week, it's supposed to be in the 70's.  This weather is crazy, and I am just itching for some beautiful spring weather.  My hope is that the spring weather will increase my reading because March didn't see a lot of it or blogging.  Let's take a look at the details . . . 

The TOP POST for the month was my announcement of the Book Bloggers International READALONG:  The Underground Railroad via #12mos12rals, at least by the number of hits.  The post with the most comments was BOOK REVIEW:  Lumberjanes #1-5 by Noelle Stevenson.  The comments were fun to read and respond to on that one!

I didn't get a lot of pictures posted in March either, but it was this black and white that made the TOP PIC for the month.  It was my #fridayreads (The Underground Railroad) late one cold evening as I lay in bed to warm up.  Our heat was not working properly and I was doing what I could to stay warm.

I only was able to complete three books for BOOKS READ in March.  Here's the short list:
  1. Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails by Anthony Swofford
  2. Jacky Ha-Ha by James Patterson
  3. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

It was easy to determine my FAVORITE READ of the month . . . The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.  It was not always the easiest book to read because of the content, but it was 100% worth it.  I will be recommending this one frequently.

I do have a few HIGHLIGHTS from the month of March.  My daughter has officially delivered all of her Girl Scout cookies.  We had to have our heating system completely replaced this month, and though the bank account didn't appreciate that, it does make me feel more comfortable than the antique we had is gone.  My library is slowly making progress and it is slowly coming together.  However, I did end up spending more time than planned at the doctor.  Not all of these highlights are good, but they are what stands out.

APRIL has already brought some challenges.  My son participated in his first science fair and did really good.  I had to have a family member taken by ambulance over the weekend and she currently sits in the hospital as we wait to see what comes next.  My daughter is prepping for her piano recital.  I have lots of medical appointments coming up myself, but I also have a handful of days off for a short spring break.  April also brings about lots of birthdays, long days filled with parent/teacher conferences, and typically beautiful spring days.  Oh, and I really should get my taxes filed since that deadline is quickly approaching and I have yet to complete them.  Needless to say, I am going into this month with mixed emotions!  I will be frequently reminding myself to take some deep breaths and appreciate the beauty and goodness that surrounds me.

How was your March?  What do you have to look forward to in April?


  1. Whoa! Yeah, girl. Take a deep breath and focus on the good. That's a lot of stuff going on.

    1. Jenny ... I'm working on those deep breaths and positivity, but I thanks for the reminder. I may need a few reminders throughout the month!

  2. I hope that everything turns out for the best for you! April is always an overwhelming but fun month for me with my anniversary and birthday both in it, plus usually Easter and spring break. This year they're kind of all sneaking up on me though and I need to start making plans! Yikes!

    1. Kristen M. ... Oh my! I almost forgot that April is also filled with birthdays for me too!! Afterall, it is a good month to be born!! ;)


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