Monthly Summary: March 2016

I feel that March has been a slow reading month for me for some reason.
I think partly that’s because I’ve discovered the world of podcasts and have been listening to some of those during time I would usually be reading, and also because I started watching Turn: Washington’s Spies (more on that in my next Beyond the Books) and became interested in the history of that time so started reading online about the people and events featured in the show.
So, here’s the month of March in review…

Book Reviews

The Incarnations by Susan Barker
The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan

Featured Posts

Booking Ahead

March 2016

Beyond The Books

#1 – TV Talk

Top Ten Tuesday

March 15th – My Spring TBR List

Reading Resolutions

Reading Resolutions Introduction
March Progress
Flights of Fantasy Progress

Monthly Summary: February 2016

Another Monthly Summary? Already? I’ve managed to do a fair bit of reading this month, and have kept on top of my reviews, but don’t feel as though I’ve updated my blog that often. Anyway, here’s what happened on Pages and Tea during February…

Book Reviews

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith
The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo

Featured Posts

BOOKING AHEAD – FEBRUARY 2016

Reading Resolutions

Reading Resolutions Introduction
Reading Resolutions Revisited:  February Progress
Flights of Fantasy Progress

Monthly Summary: January 2016

Welcome to the first Monthly Summary of 2016 here on Pages and Tea.

I’ve had a slow but great start to my reading year. I participated in Bout of Books, which I always enjoy because I like the combination of reading and regularly updating my progress on the blog. The chance to find new blogs and new future reads is always good too, so I’m already looking forward to the next Bout of Books. I was lucky in that I picked a book I started to enjoy straight away, Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan. It was so good I’ve already started the second book of the trilogy, despite saying I was going to try and read a few books from my TBR pile first!

So, here’s part else happened on the blog throughout January.

Book Reviews

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Featured Posts

Top Ten Tuesday

Books I Hoped to Read in 2015
Recent Additions to my TBR

Other New Posts

2015 End of Year Survey

Reading Resolutions

Reading Resolutions Introduction
Reading Resolutions Revisited:  January Progress
Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge Sign Up/Progress

Read-A-Thon Updates

Bout of Books January 2016 Sign Up
Bout of Books January 2016 Progress
Bout of Books January 2016 Final Summary

Events

Bout of Books Read-A-Thon – January 4th – January 11th

Monthly Summary: November 2015

November has been such a quiet month for me in terms of both blogging and reading. Somehow I just haven’t found to the time to settle down and totally lose myself in a book for a while. It’s a shame because I’m really enjoying the books I’m reading, but perhaps part of the problem is I’ve currently got 3 books on the go. Maybe I should just stick to one in future. I didn’t do a proper Reading Challenges post for November as I didn’t actually manage to finish anything.

It looks like December is going to be a pretty busy time, and I’ll be away for some of it, so I don’t think there will be many updates on Pages and Tea (I’ll try to at least finish my Reading Challenge posts and complete an End of Year Summary though). I’ll be back in the New Year with a whole load of new posts.

Books Read and Reviewed

Disclaimer by Renée Knight

Reading Challenges

November Reading Challenge Progress

Hail to the King Stephen King Reading Challenge

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge

2015 Key Word Reading Challenge

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

2015 I Love Libraries Reading Challenge

Monthly Summary: October 2015

Time to sum up another month here on Pages and Tea.  I cannot believe how fast time is going at the moment.  Writing my Reading Challenges post a few days ago I realised there’s no way I’ll have enough time to complete some of my challenges now, unless I pick some really short books to read, but for some reason I can’t seem to tear myself away from MASSIVE books…

BOOKS READ AND REVIEWED

The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

The Paradox by Charlie Fletcher

READING CHALLENGES

October Reading Challenge Progress

Hail to the King Stephen King Reading Challenge

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge

2015 Key Word Reading Challenge

2015 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

2015 I Love Libraries Reading Challenge

READ-A-THON UPDATES

RIP X Sign Up Post
RIP X – The TBR Pile
RIP X – Peril on the Screen #1
RIP X – Peril on the Screen #2
RIP X Final Summary

EVENTS

Readers Imbibing Peril X Readathon – concludes this month.

Monthly Summary: September 2015

Ah September, you’ve been and gone already.  I love this time of year.  The hot weather of Summer is abating, and the cooler days that signal the arrival of Autumn are upon us.  I’m not much of a Summer person, and find myself flagging during the hot weather, so I’m feeling a lot more enthusiasm now my favourite season is almost here, which I think is reflected in my returning to updating my blog regularly again.

Books Read and Reviewed

Paris for One by Jojo Moyes

Other New Posts

Top Ten Tuesday

My Fall TBR List

Reading Challenges

September Reading Challenge Progress

Hail to the King Stephen King Reading Challenge

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge

2015 Key Word Reading Challenge

2015 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

2015 I Love Libraries Reading Challenge

Read-A-Thon Updates

RIP X Sign Up Post
RIP X – The TBR Pile
RIP X – Peril on the Screen #1

Events

Readers Imbibing Peril X Readathon – ongoing throughout October.
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – Coming up in October


 

Monthly Summary: June 2015

Here we go with another Monthly Summary, but first just a word to say I’ll be away for the majority of July, so if there’s no activity on the blog it’s not because I’ve lost interest or anything, just that it’s summer break time, but I’ll be back with regular content later this month or at the latest early next month.  Until then, I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

What an incredibly quiet blogging month June has turned out to be.
I blame the brief arrival of the good weather, which meant I could get out into the garden more and get some jobs done.
Also, I think I was experiencing the beginnings of a reading slump earlier this month, I just couldn’t seem to find ‘that’ book, you know, the one you just can’t tear yourself away from.  Hopefully I’ve found something to engage my attention now and it’s back to reading as usual.
For now, I leave you with…

Books Read and Reviewed

The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher

Featured Posts

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

15th June
22nd June

Reading Challenges

June Reading Challenge Progress

Hail to the King Stephen King Reading Challenge

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge

2015 Key Word Reading Challenge

2015 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

2015 I Love Libraries Reading Challenge


And so that’s all for another month.  What have you being reading?  Is there a particular book you would like to recommend to avoid the dreaded return of the Reading Slump?  As always, do let me know in the comments…

Monthly Summary: May 2015

May was a fairly busy month in terms of reading, and of course there was the wonderful Bout of Books, which I really enjoyed. For some reason though all of this doesn’t seem to have translated into a massive amount of activity on the blog. Nevertheless, May is almost done and so it’s time to recount what happened on Pages and Tea over the last few weeks…

Books Read and Reviewed

Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Other New Posts

#BookADayUk May 2015

Days 1 – 15
Days 16 – 31

Reading Challenges

May Reading Challenge Progress

Hail to the King Stephen King Reading Challenge

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge

2015 Key Word Reading Challenge

2015 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

2015 I Love Libraries Reading Challenge

Read-A-Thon Updates

Bout of Books May 2015 Sign Up
Bout of Books May 2015 Progress
Bout of Books May 2015 Final Summary

Discussion Posts

On Reading… Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Events

#Bookadayuk hosted by Dead Good Books
Bout of Books Read-A-Thon


And so that’s all for another month – can’t believe that we’re almost half way through the year already!  Where does the time go?

Monthly Summary: April 2015

Where is 2015 going and why it is going so fast?!  Almost May already.  And so it’s time to conclude and sum up my blog activity for April, which I’m pleased to say was a big improvement on March.

Books Read and Reviewed

Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Afterworlds by Scott Westereld

Featured Posts

The Weekend Post

April 12th

On Reading…

On Reading… Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Other New Posts

Reading Challenges

April Reading Challenge Progress

Hail to the King Stephen King Reading Challenge

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge

2015 Key Word Reading Challenge

2015 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

2015 I Love Library Books Reading Challenge

Read-A-Thon Updates

Trees of Reverie April 2015 Read-A-Thon:

Reading Goals, TBR and Daily Progress
Treesof Reverie Final Summary

Dewey’s April 2015 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

Events

Trees of Reverie April 2015 Read-A-Thon
Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon April 2015


And that’s all.  I’m really looking forward to the next Bout of Books, which is happening in May.  If you want to join in too you can sign up at the link.  It’s a great to read read read and also meet new bloggers and add some books to your TBR list.

Happy Reading!

 

Monthly Summary: March 2015

I don’t quite know what to say about March 2015 on Pages and Tea. In truth it’s been almost non-existent!
I took a blogging break at the beginning of the month, which was great and I actually enjoyed my time away from the computer, but when I came back the computer problems started almost immediately and my computer ended up being sent away (again), so I haven’t really had much of an opportunity to update my blog.

I posted a couple of reviews:

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Very Good, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

And added another edition of On Reading…:

On Reading… Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

And also posted a Reading Challenge update:

March 2015 Reading Challenge Progress

but that’s been about all from me.

Hopefully April will see far more content appearing on my blog, but for now I’m bidding goodbye to the quietest month in my (very short) blogging life so far.