What did I get up to in March? Actually, I did a fair bit of reading during my holiday (more pics soon) but I was quite lazy when it came to completing reviews. I blame it on the weather – it’s still over 30C everyday, the hottest March ever!
First, the challenges:
My challenge: Tourist level (3 books by 3 different authors)
I’ve already completed this challenge, but I read Preincarnate by Shaun Micallef, so that’s another extra. Lian Hearn also moved to Australia as an adult, but I won’t include that one.
My challenge: Hajime (one book)
I’ve bought The Elephant Vanishes (click on link for picture proof) and I’ve ordered Sputnik Sweetheart which is somewhere enroute from the UK. (Yes, I know it’s naughty not to buy locally but I have been to about ten bookstores in Perth looking for this book). So the wheels are in motion to complete this challenge!
My challenge: Neophyte (read the original)
Still haven’t read it. I think I’ll try it as a commute read in the winter (when there are hopefully less people on the train, therefore increased concentration possible).
My challenge: Struggling the Addiction (10 books).
This month, I read:
80% complete! I think I should pass this target.
My challenge: 20 paper books (am excluding ebooks).
Now up to 16…can I count the massive cleanout I had too?
I only managed to review five books this month, but the standout had to be The Pillars of the Earth. What a fantastic, detailed book. A must read! The “Please Avoid” award went to Blossoms and Shadows by Lian Hearn – such a good idea for a plot (Japan in the 1800s) but so incredibly boring. Despite this, it was my most popular post in March, while others had the travel bug for Michael Palin’s Pole to Pole. I also read my first ebook for the year, Preincarnate.
How did people find their way here? Most were looking for ‘mad men paperdolls’. In fact, paperdolls were a recurring theme this month! Some other oddities include:
- ‘anh do dressed like girl’ (It was his brother dressed as a girl).
- ‘a peace of michael palin’s writing’
- ‘3 top book jackets from era f. scott fitzgerald’
- ‘travel 21/3/11’ (I was actually at the dentist that day if that counts).
- ‘японские школьницы’ (That’s ‘Japanese schoolgirls’ in Russian).
- ‘ken follett email’
Hope your March reads were enjoyable! What were your favourites?