Sunday, April 01, 2007
March in Review
Books read in March 2007:
1. Map of Bones by James Rollins
2. 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (for school)
3. Wideacre by Philippa Gregory
4. Valiant by Holly Black
5. Pistache by Sebastion Faulks
6. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran (review forthcoming closer to release date)
7. A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
8. Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb
9. Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda
10.The Revenger's Tragedy (for school)
11.The Birth House by Ami McKay (reread for school)
12.The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
13.Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange
14.Dragons of the Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
15.Misfortune's End by Paula Phelan
16.Storm Front by Jim Butcher (finished sort of on the border of March and April)
For the TBR Challenge I counted Map of Bones by James Rollins. He is one of my favourite authors, it just seems to take a bit to get me inspired to read him because I do not want to rush through his books. It is nice to have a challenge inspiring me to dig through my TBR pile.
I also counted Map of Bones for the Chunkster Challenge as it is 560 pages.
Spring Reading Thing:
I just joined this reading challenge this month, and I have all ready read three books for it: Never Have your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda, The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, and Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange.
12 Months of Fantasy:
I did not read as much fantasy this month as I normally do, so I actually did not read a book for this. I am not too concerned because I read more than one in January and February, so I really could just count passed months books. What I will likely do it just count two reads from this month.
I counted The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. I actually liked this book by her, I am not a big Atwood fan.
Back to History Challenge:
The terrible Wideacre by Philippa Gregory. That was a challenge, all right!
Once Upon a Time Challenge:
Another new challenge which I am aiming to read 5 books in. So far I finished: Dragons of the Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, as well as Storm Front by Jim Butcher. This take care of one regular fantasy read and one urban fantasy read. In a dreamworld, I would like to read at least ten of the books on this list by the time the challenge is over, but a lot can happen between now and then.
*** Edited to Add***
People always ask me what my favourite book read is, and I always forget to add it. I think for this month it was Michelle Moran's Nefertiti for historical fiction, Dragons of the Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, and Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda for non-fiction. All three of these books were great! I liked other books, too, mind you, but I can my least favourite read no problem. Shall we guess? If you said Wideacre by Philippa Gregory, you are one hundred percent correct. Oh, and Map of Bones by James Rollins for general fiction was another favourite. So, I read 4 really really good books this month, some really good ones, and then one that I would like to never have to see again. Overall, pretty good reading month!
Also, I have not reviewed it yet, but I think most people know that Pride and Prejudice is doing very well on the Ten Books You Cannot Live Without thing, so I just wanted to point out that Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange is currently in stores, and as fan fiction goes, it was a pretty interesting look at Mr. Darcy's side of the story. The review should be up soon.