From the Bookshelves of March 2015

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04.02.15 / march books
Okay, based on my own personal record, I’m going to say March was a total bust for books: I only read three. Three! What have I been doing with myself all month? (Nothing good, I can tell you that much. Except watching Buffy and The X-Files and The Dick van Dyke Show… Wait. Maybe that’s where all my reading time went.)

Still, I had some good reads for the month, even if two of them were rereads.

Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger / I stopped by the library on my way home from work and spotted this in the “NEW” section, so I made sure to snap it right up. It was just as fun as the rest of the series has been, although I’m not above admitting that the end made me tear up a little bit. I’m jumping out of my clothes waiting for the next book to come out so I can see what happens with all the fabulous characters. I’ve grown to love them so much over these first three books, and I’m actually looking to read more of Carriger’s novels now, too, so a big thanks to the NovelTea Book Club for picking out Etiquette & Espionage all those months ago!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky / This was the first reread for me after I watched the movie twice in one night. (No, really. I watched it, then when the movie was over I restarted the DVD and watched it again. This was not the first time.) This is probably one of my favorite book/movie combinations; I’m not sure what it is to be honest, but there’s something about the story that just destroys me emotionally and I love it every time. I’m actually working on a piece about it for my next zine, so maybe I’ll share a little bit of that here when I get it more put together.

Ragdoll House by Maranda Elizabeth / The second reread, this was my birthday treat to myself because sometimes I feel guilty for reading books more than once (or twice or more) instead of delving into something new, so for my birthday I gave myself permission not to feel bad about it. Like Perks, this is another one of my favorites, and I frequently recommend it when I get the chance. I have a whole Recommended Reading post on this book, so if you’re interested in it, be sure to give that a look.

Did you read any books worth mentioning in March?

April 3, 2015
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  • Kay

    I’ve been reading the same book since about mid-FEBRUARY. It’s rather embarassing. I just haven’t spent much free time reading lately! Plus, in between I did read Quiet for NovelTea, and a garden book from the library. But still. I’m only about 60% of the way through this book and it’s driving me nuts. The past two days I’ve been going on a read-a-thon just to work on getting it finished!

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