Sunday, April 1, 2012

First Quarter Reading Update

Since I like reading other people's monthly update posts, I thought I'd do a quarterly update to see where I'm at on my challenges and talk about my plans for the next quarter.

Books read: 39 plus two long poems and five plays
Pages read: 12,569

TBR Double Dare: Complete! I managed to abstain from library books, so all of the book totals above (and below, for that matter) are books I own! Woohoo!
Shakespeare Reading Month: Also complete, since this happened in January. I read Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece and Contested Will
Clarissa Readalong: I'm up-to-date in my reading, although I'm also frustrated.
Magical March: Done! I read 8 books.
A Classics Challenge: 3/12 books I completed books and posts for January (EM Forster), February (The Old Curiousity Shop) and March (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
Greek Classics Challenge: 5/12 books: Rhesus, The Cyclops and Heracleidae, The Suppliants and Helen by Euripides
Chunkster: 0/8 - I've read several that would count, but I'm trying not to double dip and was trying to get a few specific chunky novels of my TBR shelves, so I'm not giving myself any points here yet.
Truth in Fiction: 0/7 pairs - Again, I read one of these books but didn't end up reading the pair and posting about them at the same time. Oops.
Back to the Classics: 0/9 books - I read the books I was going to count for my 20th century classic, but forgot to mention the challenge in the post so I'm going to try to read another one instead. I may end up counting it later! :)

Upcoming Projects
I joined the Classics Club so I'll try to read a few books for that, and I'll participate in Allie's Victorian project in June and July. In April, I plan on hitting the library quite a bit since I've been deprived! But, I think I'm going to participate in Dewey's Read-a-Thon and focus on my own books for that to whip through some of the books that have been lingering on my shelves the longest.

Happy reading everyone!


  1. Hey! You won the "Grand Merlin Class" prize for our Magical March event!

    Can you send me an @ or DM on twitter with your e-mail address so that I can contact you? Or stop by my blog to get my e-mail address and send me a note so I can reply. :)


    1. Awesome! Thank you! I will email you. I really enjoyed Magical March. I wish I had gotten to The Crystal Cave, especially after your review. I hope to get to it soon even though I didn't squeeze it in to March.

  2. You had a pretty intense month with all those classics and chunksters. I'm still impressed you tackled those Shakespearean poems. Congrats and happy reading!

    1. Thanks! It was a quarter, not just a month! :) But my reading level was still WAY above normal. And yet I've been busy at work and with other things - I think I've just cut way down on my TV time.