Challenge Update, March 2020

2 Apr

What a weird month. That’s all I’m going to say about that one. You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in March:

Lethal White // Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) (4/5)
August Snow // Stephen Mack Jones (2/5)
The Girls at 17 Swann Street // Yara Zgheib (4/5)
Fingersmith // Sarah Waters (3/5)
The Yellow Wallpaper // Charlotte Perkins Gilman (3/5)

And caught up on reviews! Here’s a positive side of the pandemic.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

5/12
Moving forward! I used Fingersmith to mark of the 1800-1899 time period and The Yellow Wallpaper could have been used for it, too. I’ll call that a double win. I hope to keep ticking these off, one after another.

Goodreads Challenge

14/55
I’m one ahead right now but I don’t know how long that will last. I’m in the middle of a lot of books, too, which I know will slow me down or a while but I think it will be for the best in the long run.

Book of the Month

I’m going to have to go with Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). It was really fun and reminded me while I like this series so much. I’m glad the fifth book is coming out soon so I can’t forget too much before learning more about Robin and Strike.

Added to my TBR

I’m shocked to say this is down to 55! I haven’t been this low since I joined Goodreads. I’m killing it.

  • None! Can you believe it? I’m in shock.

Personal Challenge

I’m gearing up again to track personal goals here. This is a great way to keep me accountable and to tell you about me outside the wide world of books.

  • Triathlon Age Group National Championships: Well. I’m set to start training on April 20th. We’ll see how that goes. At this point, I haven’t been in a pool for almost three weeks. I’m running or biking 6 days per week and doing stability exercise each day as well. I’m probably in a better place than most since I’m not concerned about the swim. This race isn’t until August so we should be in the clear, but I’m still not holding my breath.
  • Submit my novel: Here’s somewhere I’m slacking. With everything going on, this hasn’t been a priority. I’ll get more into it next Tuesday when I do a post about my writing, but a good summary is that I’m not moving forward with this at the time since the world isn’t moving forward at this time. I do hope to get back to this, but it may be quite a while.

How are your challenges going so far? I hope you’re off to a good start. If you love historical fiction, give some thought to my challenge for this year, it’s fun!

Until next time, write on.

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8 Responses to “Challenge Update, March 2020”

  1. bookswithcassie April 2, 2020 at 12:26 PM #

    Good luck with your triathlon!! That seems like a fun way to stay motivated to keep moving while we are stuck at home.

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    • Sam April 2, 2020 at 12:34 PM #

      For sure! I’m finishing an indoor bike ride now. Happy reading!

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  2. kavish April 2, 2020 at 1:06 PM #

    OMG, thank you for reminding me about “Robert Galbraith”. I read the first book over a year ago and never proceeded despite enjoying the first one a lot!
    Just added The Silkworm to my TBR. Hopefully, my library opens soon

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    • Sam April 2, 2020 at 1:07 PM #

      Awesome! I was lucky enough to get it as as an eaudiobook. If your library has electronic resources, they’re great right now. Happy reading!

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      • kavish April 2, 2020 at 1:50 PM #

        Agreed! I use the Libby app a lot, and recently renewed my scribd subscriptions as well. Lots of audiobooks! 🙂

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      • Sam April 2, 2020 at 1:53 PM #

        Libby is great! I’m a big fan of Hoopla as well. Happy listening!

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  3. Rae Reads April 2, 2020 at 5:38 PM #

    I need to do a challenges update like yours. Thanks for the reminder. I sure enjoyed reading about your progress. Mine won’t be nearly as impressive or techie, but it will get me on the ball/bandwagon if nothing else!

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