It’s April, and it’s still cold. Hmph. My weather app tells me it’s supposed to be getting warmer very soon, though. I am very much in need of sunshine and warmer weather. March was another good reading month, and another month of not blogging as much as I’d like to. I swear it’s the weather. I just can’t make myself do much of anything besides snuggle up in a blanket on the couch and read.
However, I know that once the weather is nicer, I’ll feel better…and I’ve been thinking about bringing back the “Breakfast & Books” series I used to write. For those of you who are relatively new here, I used to write a series called “Breakfast & Books” that I posted every Wednesday after Eric and I would go out for breakfast and book shopping. Eric and I go on a breakfast date every week while the kids are in school, and we used to hang out at Barnes & Noble for an hour or so afterward. I would blog about books I purchased, or books that I found and added to my ever-growing “to read” list. Then Barnes & Noble became a toy store that also happens to sell some books, and we don’t really enjoy going there anymore. (Plus my book-buying budget is much smaller now than it used to be.) So we stopped hanging out there, and I stopped writing those posts. Now, though, we’ve been going to the library every Wednesday after our breakfast date, and I’ve been checking out ALL THE BOOKS. I think I’ll bring the “Breakfast & Books” series back to write about the books I’ve found at the library. Is that something you all would be interested in reading? I hope so, because I’ll probably write about it whether or not the feedback is in my favor. Hahaha!
Let’s move on to the stats, shall we?
Finished in March: 18
- The Long Walk, Richard Bachman
- The Tale of Lucia Grandi, Susan Speranza
- Quiet, Susan Cain
- A Boy’s Own Story, Edmund White
- The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller
- História, História, Eleanor Stanford
- The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
- In the Woods, Tana French
- Blasphemy, Sherman Alexie
- Wilderness Tips, Margaret Atwood
- Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness, Rebecca Walker (editor)
- The Orchardist, Amanda Coplin
- The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, Jonathan Evison
- The Fridgularity, Mark A. Rayner
- Strong Motion, Jonathan Franzen
- The Dead Zone, Stephen King
- Bleak House, Charles Dickens
- Seating Arrangements, Maggie Shipstead
Pages read: 6,076
Number of pages I read in March, by day
April reading plans:
- Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier — #TuesBookTalk (currently reading)
- The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, by Ilya Kaminsky and Susan Harris (editors) — #1book140 (starting later this evening)
- Firestarter (currently reading), Roadwork, and Danse Macabre, all written by Stephen King — READ ALL THE SK! project with sj
- The Missing File, by D.A. Mishani — TLC Book Tours (review posting on April 15th)
- Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, by Danielle Evans — Twitter Book Club (discussion April 22-24, using #OwnFoolSelf)
- The Beautiful Room is Empty, by Edmund White
- Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl
- The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker
- I swear I’m going to start Jasper Fforde’s Nursery Crime series this month.
- I can’t remember what else I have planned because I’m being scatter-brained right now and I didn’t really get myself organized before sitting down to write this post.
(As always, you can see most of what I have planned in the way of reading projects and book clubs over there in the sidebar.)
I hope everyone is having a good April so far, and if you’re not already getting warmer weather, I hope you get it soon! WINTER IS GOING.