Monthly Wrap Up

The month that was… March 2022

It’s been another quiet month for me following the accident in February (details here if you missed it). I’m much more mobile than I was although my foot and ankle still haven’t healed yet and I’m walking with a noticeable limp. I’m having to remind myself that it has improved significantly given that I couldn’t put any weight on it at all for around three weeks, but it still feels as though it’s taking an awfully long time to mend.

From a reading perspective, it’s been a good month. I’ve managed to tackle some of the books on my backlist and have even seen a decent reduction in my total number of unread books. I do miss going out to my local independent bookshop though, and I’m looking forward to paying it a visit just as soon as I’m able to. I’ve also managed to blog a little more this month, although was at least partly driven by the four blog tours I committed to. I’m hoping to keep that momentum going into April.

Books Read and Reviewed

Favourite Reads This Month


I received two books for review this month:

And purchased six:

TBR Watch

Things are looking pretty good this month!

  • Books out = 11 read + 2 DNF* = 13
  • Books in = 2 ARCs + 6 purchases = 8
  • Equals a reduction of 5 (!) in my TBR 😏

*I may come back to some of the DNFs at a later date, but for now they have been removed from my TBR.


    1. Thank you, Nicki! I’m expecting Reputation to be one of my books of the year, although there’s a way to go yet…

    1. It’s true. Frustrating, but true. I’ve had an initial consultation with a physio and my first session is next week. I’ve been doing exercises in mean time and the flexibility in the ankle is improving, as is my ability to stand and walk on it. I’m just impatient!

    1. Impatient? Moi? 😝
      OK – you got me. I’m just getting a bit fed up at not being able to do much. BUT it is getting better and it could have been worse, I must remember that.

  1. The day after commiserating with you on the foot injury last month, I somehow managed to strain my own foot just pottering around. I expected it to be gone overnight, but it’s still dragging on 3 weeks later. It feels like 6 months. I wouldn’t mind so much if it was a break. I could have an impressive plaster cast and stomp about the place gathering sympathy and signatures. As it is, I’m housebound and having to take painkillers to reduce the swelling and other pills to protect my stomach. Meanwhile I’ve missed all the early spring sunshine (and the snow) and have developed an unreasonable desperation to get back to the gym, even at the risk of catching Covid. Just as well I have plenty to read. So I say with some feeling, I hope your painful foot is soon a thing of the past because I’m hoping mine will be too!

    1. Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that. I do have crutches which gain me a sympathy point or two, but beyond that it’s just swelling and bruising which are taking forever to reduce. It’s getting there, but when this happened I thought it might take a few weeks (3, maybe 4?) to heal up. I was not expecting this. I have at least been able to get outside a little in the last couple of weeks, although putting socks and shoes on is not at all comfortable… Really hope your foot recovers soon x

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