March Wrap-Up

Posted April 3, 2016 by Kara in great endings, Kara, Lyn / 2 Comments

GreatEndings

Great Endings is a feature here at Great Imaginations. Instead of doing weekly Stacking the Shelves posts, we’re going to be doing a monthly wrap-up on the last Saturday of every month. This will open up the weekends for more posts from us, and is also another way to bring the four of us together in one post – which is one of our favorite parts of co-blogging! Great Endings will include our book hauls, past posts, challenge updates, and more. 

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Kara:

Errrrr, March has been pretty uneventful and I don’t have a lot to talk about. I’ve been working really hard on an extremely difficult edit, and it has cut into my reading time a lot. Also, I’ve been watching Big Brother Canada, and that’s a full-time job by itself with around the clock live feeds into the house.

The weather has started to get a lot warmer here which means my AC bill is going to be ridiculous next month because I can’t keep my windows open at night anymore. And I’ve planted most of my garden, and the rest will be planted this weekend.

Other than that, I got nothing. Which, for me, is good news.

Lyn:

March is over. I’m not sure what else to even say. I’m ready to move on to other things in my life, and I’m really starting to crack under the pressure from work, but I’m just holding out that something better will come along.

I went to a live Star Trek 50th Anniversary concert this month, and I’ve gotten hooked on Blindspot. My sis and I watch it together, so it is nice to have something we can bond over and enjoy.

I fell horribly ill in the middle of the month, and I actually called in two days in a row, something I hardly ever, EVER do. If I call into work sick, I’m either having an episode, or I’m downright near death.

Our new Volvo? It died. We have it in at the mechanic. I really REALLY hate cars. Our little Ford is just ticking along. So I’m back, driving my little clunky Ford. Bless that little car.

The weather here has been crazy! Welcome to Texas! There has been tornado warnings, and hail storms. That is the awesome part about spring – the weather (I have a fascination with extreme weather. I love it!)

Mostly, I’m surviving a horrible depressive episode and trying my best to not let the things that I can’t control get to me, but I’m very worn down at the moment.

This Month's Posts

Reviews:

Every Day by David Levithan
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine
The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
Written In Red by Anne Bishop
The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud
Exit, Pursued By A Bear by E.K. Johnston
The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
The Rule of Mirrors by Caragh M. O’Brien
One Wish by Michelle Harrison
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
The Inn Between by Marina Cohen
Nightstruck by Jenna Black
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

Features and Discussions:

Books I Love That Others Seem to Dislike
YA – Damsel In Distress?
Ten Books On My Spring TBR
Tag – 15 Weird Questions
Books We Haven’t Pushed In A Long Time
Simple Colloquial-ish Words Or Hard SAT Words

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Kara:

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Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley
Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw
Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan

Thanks to Penguin Teen and Tor Teen for the lovely books they sent me this month!

e-ARCs:

We Know it Was You by Maggie Thrash

Lyn:

Yeah, I treated myself to a bit of shopping this month:

Books:

A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer
Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
Another by Yukito Ayatsuji
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Jørgen Engebretsen Moe, Kay Nielsen
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

ARCs

Thank you, NetGalley, Switch Press, Atheneum Books and Bloomsbury!

Nice Girls Endure by Chris Struyk-Bonn
100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen
The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

2 responses to “March Wrap-Up

  1. I hope you’re feeling better, Lyn! And your weather would drive me crazy! I need sun now, even if spring also brings out my allergies big time, I love it!
    Kara, it’s funny that you have to start turning on your AC, we haven’t been able to turn off the heat yet… big difference between Switzerland and Florida, eh?
    I hope you’ll both have a fantastic week, and that April will treat you well!
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