Friday, 1 April 2011

March Roundup

Man Reading - John Singer Sargent

Manic March is over and I fortunately managed to complete a few books towards the end of the month.  Poor Pickwick is still on my bedside table awaiting another reading session but I did manage to read my second Lord Peter Whimsy novel to add to the As My Whimsy Takes Me challenge.  I also took part in Cornflower's Book Group for the first time by reading the first Brother Cadfael novel by Ellis Peters. 

I acquired a lovely midnight-blue Sony Reader in the middle of the month which has been a boon in terms of enabling me to read novels that I am finding difficult (or too expensive) to acquire here in South Africa.  The McCall Smith novel was my first ebook read on this device and I was quite impressed!  This won't replace the luxury of books but it is invaluable when you are struggling to get hold of a book that you've been pining for.  And it's great to take with me on long journeys.

So not a fantastic month for me but not bad... certainly better than this time last year.  There just aren't enough reading hours in the day!

The books:

1. High Wages - Dorothy Whipple
2. Clouds of Witness - Dorothy L. Sayers
3. The Charming Quirks of Others - Alexander McCall Smith
4. A Morbid Taste for Bones - Ellis Peters

6 comments:

josbookjourney said...

A good mix of books for March.

Hopefully April will be better for you reading wise.

Darlene said...

One of these days I would love to own an ereader. Have you visited this site yet, Cristina?

http://girlebooks.com/

Rose said...

South Africa - so I think I've been being a bit dim about assuming you were in Rochester. Whereabouts? I lived in a little village in Kwa Zulu Natal as a small child during the early 80s - I have very few memories, except for school - where 5 and 6 year olds were taught about eating protein, hit on the head if we misbehaved, and made to have a lie-down after lunch!

Cristina (Rochester Reader) said...

Darlene: thank you for reminding me about girlebooks. I had come across this site during Virago Reading Week but haven't dived in yet. Must do so now.

Rose: you're not being dim :-) I was living in Rochester, England up until May last year but had to come back to SA to be with my family and sort out a few things. I hope to return to Rochester again soon.
I'm currently in the Southern Suburbs of Johannesburg, which is where my family live.
Ouch on getting hit on the head! KZN is so beautiful... I wish I were nearer the sea right now :-)

motheretc said...

Looks like a great variety - I can't wait to read High Wages!

Cristina (Rochester Reader) said...

motheretc: thank you! I hope you'll enjoy 'High Wages'. I'll be putting up a review this month.