Read: 8 Books, Pages 2293
Year to Date: 21 Books, 7475 Pages
Goal for year: 104 books
Challenges Crossed Off: 26/74
Last Month’s Theme: Reads for Review
This Month’s Theme: #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge
It’s that time of the month again, time to evaluate how much I read last month and figure out my goals for next month. I need to get my act together and get some reading time in. Not that eight books a month isn’t respectable, but I’ll never meet my goal of 104 for the year if I keep reading at this pace. I think I need to work on distractions. It also didn’t help that our house hold schedule has changed and my husband is around in the day more. So I’m interacting with him more (a good thing), but the noise level has also risen in our house and I need quiet in order to get lost in the pages. Perhaps I need to pick up some earplugs the next time I visit the farm supply store.
March’s theme: Reads for Review. I am happy to say I caught up on all but four of my review books. I also requested a few more, but most of what I have to read now doesn’t have a looming deadline or I can work it into my upcoming reading themes. I did find a new book request site for bloggers, Reading Alley, if you all want to check it out. So far it looks to be mainly indie authors or from smaller publishing houses. Still I hope to find some good reads there. I am about to give up on Penguin’s First to Read program. I was turned down again for the last book I bid on. Half the time they are offering nothing I’m interested in and when it is something that looks intriguing there is no guaranteed read lot offered (where you can use points, I have over 7000, to ensure you get the book) and I’m turned down. I think it has been over a year since I received a book to review from them. With Net Galley, Reading Alley, and author requests quite frankly I have enough review books on my plate that I can spare myself the frustration.
April kicks off the #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge that Stefani @ Caught Read Handed and I are hosting. There is still plenty of time to sign up if you want to join us (deadline April 15) and you are only required to read one library book to participate. It should be a fun month of library reading and did I mention there will be a giveaway! I’ll be posting another blog entry today to discuss more about the opening of festivities, so keep an eye out for that. I hope you decide to join us. My personal goal for the month is to read more than 12 library books. That is four more than I have been averaging, so I’ll be satisfied if I manage ten.
So what are your reading goals for April? Have you joined our challenge?