Looking back at a slow February (and plans for March)

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Did February just get over? My reading just kind of fell flat last month mainly because work got busy and I began to do other things after coming home each day. Lately, it has been a game of Monopoly cards with the husband and our fathers who are visiting us now. I don't feel too bad really - it's nice to do something other than read or blog. But of course, it makes it so much harder to get back into reading or blogging - wondering how best to slide in without anyone noticing I was gone.

I read just three books this past month - one of which was the audio I was listening to in the car. Thank goodness for that.

Where'd You Go, BernadetteWe Bought a ZooThe Fault in Our Stars

My review backlog remains at five - same as last month. Which is good because at least I did write some reviews, but bad because I still have a backlog.

What I recommend: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Fun read of the month: We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee - this read kind of surprised me because of how much I got pulled into the story. Now I just need to go visit a zoo!

What I hope to read in March
March is likely to be just as bad as February. I have been looking for reads that won't take too much time to read but are still very compelling and great. Couple of days back, I started reading Elie Wiesel's Night. I had always assumed that the size of this book was misleading, that in fact it would be days before I got through it. On the contrary, it's a fast read, but a very moving one. I know I'll probably be following it up with the next two books in his trilogy. The next reads I pick may well be short story collections, unless I find that I'm reading more than doing anything else.

So that's my tentative plan for this month. What are you reading?


5 comments:

bermudaonion(Kathy) said...

You need to see the movie We Bought a Zoo now. You can blog about things besides books - I always enjoy seeing what my blogging friends are up to.

Aarti said...

Ooh, all three of those books have such great covers! I love book covers :-)

I really liked Night but haven't read the other books in the series - will be good to know what you think!

Helen Murdoch said...

I am so glad you've read Night, I think it really is powerful and one of the best Holocaust books out there

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Both your fathers? FUN!
You didn't read a lot but it seems that you read quality stuff.

Tina Reed said...

My book club and I thought Night was very good. Short, but very powerful. And you are reading Fault?? Love. LOVE. Love that book!