|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!
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