I completed way fewer books than usual this month — my attention has been scattered and divided with lots of things going on at work and home, so it’s been difficult to concentrate. I actually have several ongoing reads I’m working on simultaneously, so I’m still reading, just not very fast. I do hope things will settle down soon so I have more mental energy.
I decided to do the Classics Club Spin and am somewhat relieved that I didn’t get Don Quixote again, even though I would like to finish part II. Instead, I’ll be aiming to read Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man by the end of April.
How is your spring developing?
- The Ghost of Thomas Kempe was much more successful than my last attempt at reading Penelope Lively.
- The Maze at Windermere is a new novel that gives a kaleidoscopic historical view of the city of Newport, RI.
Other Books Read
- City of Gold by Peter Dickinson
- A London Child of the 1870s and A London Girl of the 1880s by Molly Hughes
Other Features and Events
- What books should I buy? was my discussion question for the month (meaning in general, not specific books).
- I shared some thoughts on Diana Wynne Jones’s enigmatic story “The True State of Affairs,” for March Magics.
- I posted about my first three months of reading Les Miserables at the rate of a chapter a day.
- I also reviewed the results of my three-month book acquisition ban.