Where did March go? It has blown by. I’ve been busy writing, plotting, and editing. When I’m actively writing I tend to neglect the blog and social media, I can’t do both. But good things are coming. I didn’t read as much from my list as I thought I would. DNF means I did not finish the book. The up side is I found new writers and series that I like and plan to read more of.
My reading goal was a book a week. I have read 22/52.
Catwings, a catwings tale by Ursula Le Guin.It was maybe a 15 minute read. Short and sweet kids book.
- Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett. I just like the cover. A dragon in the tub reading a book.
- House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter.
Charming by Elliot James.this was dark and funny all at the same time and I loved it. At one point, it did keep me up at night. These vampires are creepy!
Everblue, Mer Tales Book 1by Brenda Pandos. DNF- This could have been better I think it was a bit too juvenile, even though it’s labeled YA. Totally lost me at the “sea inspired” sayings and bead/shell encrusted bikini tops.
- Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton. I’m seeing a theme here.
The Lucky Cat, Black Cat Vol. 1by Lisa Shea. This was a very quick read. It’s closer to a short story. Apparently, Shea wrote a story a day and published them separately. The goal was to raise money for a battered woman’s shelter. Interesting idea. I would have liked a little more. How to Write Dazzling Dialogue by James Scott BellIt was okay.
- Soldiers of Fortune by Jana Deleon This is book 6 in the Miss Fortune Series. Currently there are only 7 books. If she doesn’t write another book, I will be sad.
Books read while ignoring my TBR stack:
- Sweet Tea Revenge (a Tea Shop Mystery) – Laura Childs. Actually it’s #14 in the series. Loved it. It was a nice refreshing cozy after reading so many fantasy books.
- The Mermaid’s Sister – Carrie Ann Noble. It’s hard to find a good mermaid book. This was a really good one. Unique and imaginative.
- All Dressed in White- Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. It’s really good and a fast read.
- Stardust– Neil Gaiman. I am ashamed to admit, I saw the movie a year ago and didn’t realize it was from a book. I loved the book. Adored it to the point that I must buy a copy. I borrowed mine from the library. The writing is beautiful. I found myself limiting the amount I could read at a time, because I didn’t want to finish it. I wanted to savor it.
My favorite was Stardust. I loved his writing style and have ordered another book of Neil Gaiman, can’t wait to read it.
What was your favorite book this month?