It’s the first day of spring! Spring means cleaning, particularly our balcony, which is full of beer bottles from last summer which are all filled now with spiders and eggs from anything that crawls. Spring means reading outdoors, often with a beer or tea, on said cleaned balcony. Spring means leaving the house in things cut above my knees.

According to today’s sky, spring means muddy yellow skies. Today’s sky is a liar.

Here’s my last month of reading. I managed to buy only one book, which (if you look at previous months) is quite a rarity for me… I read four books, and have a HEAP of stuff out from the library to help with my novel research. I started a book-swap group which went well for about a week, then promptly died off. It was fun while it lasted, and I managed to swap two books I had multiples of for books I wanted.

What did you read this month?


Books Bought:
A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
Reading like a writer: A guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them, by Francine Prose
Forty-Seventeen, by Frank Moorhouse
Adverbs, by Daniel Handler
Fast Healthy (Women’s Weekly Cookbook)
Cook Yourself Thin, Harry Eastwood et al.


Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (out)
Unreliable Memoirs, by Clive James (out) <– don’t judge me, I have three copies.
The Plague, by Albert Camus (in)
Read This Next, by Sarah Newman & Howard Mittelmark (in) 

Books Read:
Reality Hunger, by David Shields
Lucky, by Alice Sebold
City of Glass, by Paul Auster
Ghosts, by Paul Auster

Currently Reading:
Consolations of Philosophy, by Alain de Botton
The Little Red Writing Book, by Mark Tredinnick
Eating Animals, by Johnathan Safran Foer
Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout