Monday, April 02, 2007

Reading Update: March

I can't believe it's April already! Where the heck did March go?
I also can't believe I only finished two books in March! Nineteen Eighty-Four and Issue 21 of McSweeney's! (I know McSweeney's is technically a literary magazine, but it's bound like a book so I count it as a book!) Anyway, pretty lousy in the quantity department, I say. I am about half-way through Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, but still!
So I'm behind on all my challenges, except for M&N's Summer 7 Challenge, and that's only because it hasn't started yet! But that won't stop me from finally posting my list for Joy's Non-Fiction Five Challenge soon. I did refrain from both the Spring Reading Thing and Carl's Fantasy Challenge so I do have a smidgen of restraint.

I've also read the first chapter of The Shipping News, so will try to juggle that along with Jonathan. It's small and therefore more suitable for carrying around. The brick that is Jonathan Strange, and I'm reading the hardback, is simply for at home reading.
After those, I'm thinking perhaps White Teeth, and then something else from my Banned Book List.
Here's hoping for a more successful month in April.


  1. I'm totally sunk on my challenges this time around...something like 4 books behind. Urrg! Someday I'll finish one.

  2. Hellooo, your beautiful bookmarks arrived through the post yesterday! Thanks so much, I love them! They are scarily appropriate too - I was born in the year of the pig, and one of my favourite bath products from the company I work at is called Sakura! I'm treasuing them greatly - thanks again.

  3. white teeth is a great read and worth the smuggle. i am a little behind on my scheduale as well - march was a hard month. toooo fast.

  4. Andi,
    I don't want to think how many books behind I am counting all the challenges I'm doing. But I'm still thinking positively and hopefully April will get me back more on track. We'll see.

    The Traveller,
    You're very welcome. I'm so glad they arrived and how fun that they're so appropriate for you!

    Worth the smuggle? heehee! Sorry! Yes I've heard some people have a hard time getting through it but generally many say it's worth it, so I'm game to give it a go. And no kidding- March just zoomed by!

  5. McSweeney's definitely counts as a book :) I am doing terrible with my challenges. Still every time I see a new one I want to join but I'm trying to be good. Oh and I think you should count Jonathan Strange as two books - hee.

  6. Iliana,
    Sounds good to me! I'm trying to be good too about not joining too many new challenges but they're always so tempting!


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