March 2022 Wrap Up

Posted April 1, 2022 by Carole in Monthly Wrap-Up / 24 Comments

March 2022

How is it already April?  March felt like a pretty normal month.  My daughter was home for a week during her spring break, we had my niece and nephew over to stay the night, and we changed the clock.  Other than those things, it was just the normal routine of working, dog walking, household chores, and reading like a maniac.  

I flew through audiobooks during the month.  I have started speeding up books just a bit and I think that I picked some shorter books to listen to during the month but I am kind of amazed by just how many audiobooks I was able to listen to.  I am still plugging away on my Instagram account.  It is kind of frustrating at times but I will keep doing it as long as I am enjoying taking photos and maintaining my account.  I am ending the month with 2,976 followers.

I am linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Books Read

Reading Stats
Books Read: 17
Audiobooks: 11
Digital Books: 4
Print Books: 2
Re-Reads: 0

Book Source for Books Read in March
NetGalley: 9
Edelweiss: 0
Direct from Publisher/Author/Narrator/Publicist: 4
Purchased/Freebie: 9
Kindle Unlimited/Audible Plus: 0
Borrowed/Library:  2
*Some books may fit into more than one category

Goodreads: 48/100

End of the Month NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 92% 
 683 Approved | 629 Feedback Sent

End of the Month Edelweiss Stats
1 book to review | 99 downloaded

Favorites of the Month

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How was your month? Do you have any reading or blogging goals for April?

24 responses to “March 2022 Wrap Up

  1. Wow, you read a lot of books in March. I haven’t looked, but my numbers are low for the last month. Not a surprise with everything going on. My Goodreads challenge says I’m “2 books behind”. Ack!

  2. Everyone seemed to really enjoy Shenanigans. I need to get a move on that series. So far behind (my life story). How fast do you play your audiobooks? I can’t do more than 1.25. I am amazed at how fast some people can listen.

    • It really depends. I can speed up romances more than anything with a fantasy element. Sometimes, I just bump it a bit to 1.1x and move up from there if I feel like I can. 1.25 does seem like a good speed quite often. I listen at work so there is no way I could speed through a book like a lot of people do.

  3. March was such a busy month for me, so naturally my reading a reviewing fell a bit to the back burner. Here in Texas, the Houston Rodeo took place for the first time since COVID started. It is a huge, multi week event that sees thousands of volunteers come together to put on the event and raise money toward scholarships. My husband and I both volunteer and spent many days out at the event. With all that now behind me, I’m looking forward to being a much more diligent reader this month!

  4. Sounds like a pretty good month. I didn’t have much out of the ordinary either which usually feels longer, but it didn’t this month. Way to go on your reading and listening. I’ve found just bumping up the speed even a tenth can knock an hour off the total listening time. I change the speed based on the narrator’s pace rather than always leave it at a certain speed.
    You’re doing great on Instagram. I imagine follow counts will plateau now and then even as they steadily go up. Stick with it if you’re having fun. 🙂

    Have a great April, Carole!

    • I find that I do adjust the speed as I listen. The genre plays a big part in how much I can bump it up. Sometimes, it is just a little bit that I bump it up but it does make a difference.

  5. I just love seeing that you flew through all of those audiobooks. That is so amazing. And your Netgalley ratio is really looking great. The higher ratio the higher the chance of getting the books you really want. I know how much you have worked to get caught up on your NG backlogged books 🙂

    I am planning on reading that Kerrelyn Sparks book this week too, and hopefully we both love it. I have adored this series and world she has created.

    • The funny thing is that I am not requesting much these days. I wasn’t really getting denials very often before I started this project. I just want to get caught up!

  6. Great job! I tend to speed up my audio books too and I’ve found it keeps me much more engaged with them. The only negative is I tend to fly through them! Congrats on your Instagram! That’s an impressive following. I know I always enjoy your posts. Have a fantastic April.

    • It depends on what I am doing but speeding up the audiobooks just a bit generally works well. It makes some of the longer books more manageable.