March 2023 Wrap Up

Posted April 3, 2023 by Carole in Monthly Wrap-Up / 14 Comments

March 2023

March was a pretty quiet month.  We celebrated my new son-in-law’s birthday with family.  We spent a ton of time getting things ready for my dog’s surgery at the end of the month.  Stella did much better than we expected with her surgery but she will have a second surgery and a long road to recovery before the ordeal is over.

My younger daughter made a big decision and we are really excited for her.  She’ll graduate with her degree in music education in May and plans to continue her education at The Ohio State University.  She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Musicology.  She will be moving to Columbus, Ohio in just a few months.  The degree program should take about 5 years.

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

Books Read

Reading Stats
Books Read: 30
Audiobooks: 21
Digital Books: 6
Print Books: 2
Combination Print & Audio: 1
Re-Reads: 0
DNF: 0

Book Source for Books Read in March
NetGalley: 14
Edelweiss: 0
Direct from Publisher/Author/Narrator/Publicist: 10
Purchased/Freebie: 5
Kindle Unlimited/Audible Plus: 1
Borrowed/Library:  9
*Some books may fit into more than one category

Goodreads: 78/100

End of the Month NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 95% 
 803 Approved | 761 Feedback Sent

End of the Month Edelweiss Stats
0 books 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?

14 responses to “March 2023 Wrap Up

  1. That is great news for your daughter, I am a fan of Ohio State. It’s a good place to live for a while. Glad you enjoyed Bones POV for the Frost books. Looks like you are doing great with your Netgalley status. You are almost to 100%. Once you get there, you should celebrate! Hope April is a wonderful month for you and you pick up some fabulous books!

    • Thank you! I am actually okay with my NetGalley ratio. I do hope to get any past-due books read but I love NetGalley and will continue to request quite a few books. I might have a celebration once I tackle all of those past due books though!

  2. You’re an empty nester. I hope Stella continues to do better than expected. Wow a 5 year program. That’s a lot. I’m going to read Happy Place quite soon also. You are rocking the reading and stats.

    • Not yet! Savanna won’t be moving out until sometime over the summer when she gets her new apartment set up. Once we load up all of her furniture to move her to Ohio, I will officially feel like an empty nester.

  3. Yay for your daughter! And I hope Stella continues to recover well. I’m sorry she has to go through a second surgery.

  4. Sounds like a really good March and especially now that you can breathe a little after the first surgery went well. Wowsers, you did great on your reading and challenges. Yay for your daughter’s news.

    Have a great April, Carole!

  5. Congrad on your daughter for going for a ph.D in music. Sound like a lot of work if it takes five years.
    Have a great April reading month.

  6. Congrats to your daughter! You must all be excited! And best of luck on your dog’s second surgery as well. Hope all goes well.

    30 books is awesome! 🙂

  7. Wow! Going to have a doctor in the family. Is the university far from you? You seemed lucky enough to be able to visit quite often. I am hoping all goes well with the pup. It has to be tough when you can’t really explain it all to the patient.

    • She is going to a college 8 hours away so visiting will be harder. There is an airport in Columbus but flying can be expensive. I am sure that we will see her but probably not nearly as often. I am sure that she won’t live close to us after college either so I guess we will need to get used to seeing her on a less regular basis.

  8. That’s wonderful about your daughter! What a big decision and an exciting one. I’m so glad Stella’s surgery went well though getting a dog to stay still and recuperate is a tough job! Have a happy April!