Back in my February Wrap-Up I mentioned getting a new job, which I am almost three weeks into. The biggest adjustment has been the hours, or really, the 4:30AM start time (5 days a week). The early bedtime is actually the hardest part about waking up that early for me, and I still haven’t quite acclimated. I only mention this because it has had some influence over my March reading record…
- Ayiti by Roxane Gay (featured in From My Bookshelf)
- Seducing Abby Rhodes by J.D. Mason
I did love both of these books, so that’s a plus. I dipped in and out of The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin, started a few more Agatha Christie audiobooks (but didn’t finish any), and went through some of my favorite passages and quotes from the most annotated books I own. In my March Reading Preview, I hinted that I had some book reviews coming – ARCs from NetGalley – but I did not get to those. This month has basically been filled with a whole lot of miscellaneous reading as I tried to get used to my new work hours.
Besides the miscellaneous reading and my new job, not much has been happening. I’ve pre-registered for a vaccine appointment (I am not eligible to make an appointment in my US state until April 19th), purchased a couple of houseplants, and am enjoying the nice spring weather. Oh, and I started using a new theme for the blog. There’s still some work to do on the backend to get everything looking consistent, but I like the new look so much more. It’s simple, clean, and [I hope] nicer for you, too.
Tomorrow I will be posting an April Reading Preview, which may contain slightly unrealistic reading goals. But at the moment I’m telling myself that I will be so adjusted to my work schedule/sleep schedule within the next week that my reading will make its way back to the near-top of my priority list.
And speaking of April – There’s Something About KM (in its current iteration) turns six next month. This milestone has kind of snuck up on me, so take this as a warning that things may get nostalgic around here over the next thirty days.
What did you read (or not read) in March? Any recommendations? If you’ve written a Wrap-Up, feel free to link it in the comments. Onto April!