Saturday, March 2, 2013

Reading in March


" It's my party and I'll read what I want to."

 March is my birthday month (Monday 4th) and I not only look forward to good reading but to throwing aside any sort of obligations. I think too much focus on challenges, events and reviewing and the resulting ' have to' pressure is responsible for the way I've been feeling. This is what I have lined up to start the month .......

Book 3 -  Middlemarch
Bleak House - it would be nice if I finished it in March.

The Library Loot from Wednesday - I'm going to read On Chesil Beach this weekend.

Katherine Mansfield's short stories for  A Modern March my participation will be very low key but I think rereading some of these stories and thinking about more than superficially enjoying them will be interesting.

The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington is my Classics Club spin read which I will be reading this week because the following week who knows what will happen.

Library Sale!!

In the five years we've been here there hasn't been a library sale so I am excited but also worried. In the past months I've discovered the treasures that lie in the dim recesses of the back room archives and mentioned to the librarian on Wednesday that I didn't suppose any of those would be going. Wrong! It's getting too crowded and will be culled .....oh dear, once gone they'll disappear forever. I think I will have to camp out at the library for five days so I can save as many as I can.




9 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday for Monday!
    Reading free from restrictions every now and again is a great thing to do :)

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    1. Thanks Sam. Definitely hoping to read free from pressure this month.

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  2. Have a wonderful birthday!

    Good luck with the sale! ;)

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    1. Thanks Kay. I'm hoping for lots of goodies from the sale.

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  3. First - happy birthday for tomorrow :-)
    Second - I'm enjoying the Magnificent Ambersons so far - a lovely old-fashioned read, although I want to slap George around the head a few times. I also did a Wonderous Word Wed post about it due to a few new (to me) words which you might like to check out when you get to about half way through.
    Good luck and enjoy your cake.

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    1. Are you in NZ? I've just realised that you're 2 hours ahead of my time - so Happy Birthday right now!!

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    2. I am in NZ and thank you for the birthday good wishes. I plan to start MA later today and will come and check out your post soon. It doesn't look as though it will be difficult reading.

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday C, hope it was an amazing day celebrating you.

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    1. Thanks Marce........I had a great day!

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