I’ve done well so far, right? Ever since the Monthly Reading Challenge started last October, I’ve managed to complete each and every one.
As you can probably tell, this month did not go very well >_<
I was so excited to finish Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (which I did!) and complement the reading with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth-Grahame Smith… but I didn’t
even get close to the parody book…
I had every opportunity, don’t get me wrong! I went to the library numerous times, I splurged on books at some indie bookstores on National Indie Bookstore Day, I watched a couple of movies at home and definitely could’ve atleast rented the movie.
Alas, none of those things happened. I still don’t know the fun parody story around zombies in England during Elizabeth Bennet’s time period, but I did catch up on a good amount of Regency Romance novels because I’ve been absolutely STUCK in this genre. I love everything about it, which is so outside of my normal library. I have some fun books coming in that I can’t WAIT to show you all… perhaps, these new excitements distracted me a bit from the actual challenge, because boy did I have my mind filled with other reading options.
In terms of accomplishments, though, I think this month was a great one. I had my first 5-star self-published book review on this blog (Thanks again, Christi Smit!), my first author interview, and I have finally FINALLY finished my first draft of my own “novel.” Quotations because, in all honesty, I do not plan on trying to get it published. It is a very personal story in terms of my approach, but I really want to try to edit it the way I would in hopes of actually publishing.
I am also past the halfway point in my reading goal on Goodreads. 16/30 finished as of the end of April, and I plan to exceed the yearly expectation. If all goes well, I should be able to, but let’s just forget this monthly reading mishap 😛
I may also participate in this ADORABLE Bookstagram idea started by Serena @ livinginthepagesofbooks. It’s an instagram challenge inspired by their monthly book club, and although I’m not reading May’s book, I still think it is a cute idea and want to take a shot at it 🙂 Let me know if you think it’s a good idea, and follow me here on instagram if you want to see my pictures!
I’ll take to you avid readers soon, and hopefully next month I’ll come up with a more feasible challenge 🙂 (or I’ll stop getting so distracted with other books!). Let me know if any of you have read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies… I’m curious what I’ve been missing out on for so long! Is it worth pursuing still?
Until next time, everyone!