Thursday, April 4, 2013

March Wrap-up and April Plans

I didn't get time to read as much as I would have liked to during March, but it wasn't a half-bad reading month. I had to finally admit to myself that I couldn't read everything I got out of the library, even the ones I was partway finished with, so I reluctantly returned some of those; hopefully someday I can finish them.

Books finished this month:
A Room with a View
October Sky
The Paris Wife
The Old Man and the Sea
In Defense of Food
The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life

Events I participated in:
A Modern March

Favorite book of the month:
A Room with a View

April is going to be interesting because I don't actually have a lot of plans. I wonder if I subconsciously did that on purpose because my big plans for March didn't quite get realized. All my plans so far are sort of tentative, depending on how I feel. (I guess they're always tentative, but I'm not quite as gung-ho about them as I usually am.)

I'm in the middle of two books, leftover from Modern March: Running with the Bulls: My Years with the Hemingways by Valerie Hemingway, and The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner. I'm sort of focusing on The Sound and the Fury right now because it's due at the library soon, but I'm not very far into it. I don't understand it much at all, but I've decided it's better to finish it than to understand it. (Maybe not the best attitude to take, but I'm hoping that at least a little understanding will come as I read it.)

The only one I'm really determined to finish is Germinal by Emile Zola...which...I haven't got my hands on yet. Heh. But I'm definitely going to get through it by the end of April...fingers crossed. I'm hoping to read a bit more so I can get more than just these three books read.

How did your March plans go?


  1. I've never finished The Sound and the Fury, so I'm really looking forward to what you have to say about it. Keep chugging!

    I just finished A Room with a View myself and hope to review it later today. I read it because of your review here, so I'll link to that in my own post. I loved it!

    1. I'm really glad you like it! I'll definitely check out your review. I'm doing my very best with The Sound and the Fury. I think the challenge will be finishing it by the library due date. Ha, ha. Thank you for linking to me!

  2. I plan to try The Sound and the Fury one of those days. I love Germinal, well basically anything by Zola. March was terrific:

    1. You really did have a great reading month! It seems everyone likes Germinal, so I'm excited to read it after I finish with The Sound and the Fury (sigh).