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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Bookish Resolutions: February Successes

Still on a reading kick! And having these resolutions in place has helped me keep my reading varied.

1. Read 200 books (at least 52,000 pages):
I read 19 books this month and about 5,500 pages for a total of 49 books so far (what.) and about 13,000 pages total. Crazy pants. Have no idea how I've pulled that off.

2. Read 12 non-fiction books (preferably 1/month):
I read 2 this month. I re-read Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own and also read Kyle Idleman's AHA - I absolutely love Idleman's style.

3. Read at least 2 print books I own each month (with an eye to weeding):
I made it through 5 this month. I read After by Amy Efaw, which was a really thought-provoking book. I enjoyed it, but knew I wasn't going to read it again, so I weeded it. As I said, I re-read A Room of One's Own. Finally got my hands on Assassin's Heart by my bloggy/Twitter friend Sarah Ahiers when it came out at the beginning of this month and it was Ah-mazing. I also read and weeded After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel - really enjoyed it. And finally, as I noted above, I read AHA.

4. Read at least 2 ebooks I own each month:
I read 9 this month. Three of those were the first 3 Anne books, since I'm trying to re-read as much of Montgomery's works as possible before the conference in June. They're like comfort food - anything of hers just makes me happy and cozy. I also read All Hallows at Eyre Hall by Luccia Gray, A Very Special Delivery by Linda Goodnight, and As Red As Blood by Salla Simukka (which was so interesting). I Also read Robin Lee Hatcher's A Vote of Confidence, which was a fun Christian historical, and C.L. Stone's The Academy - Thief. I also made it through another one of Andrew Lang's fairy books - the Pink one this month.

5. Read at least 1 book off my GoodReads To-Read list:
This month I read Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick, which was adorable and Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr that made me so happy I hugged the book when I finished it. I would love to own that one some day.

6. Read at lest 2 academic articles each month:
I read Alyson Buckman's "'Go Ahead! Run Away! Say It Was Horrible!': Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog as Resistant Text" and "What does knowledge look like: Drawing as a means of knowledge representation and knowledge construction" by Tracey Bowen and M. Max Evans.

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