March was a good month. I finally got a start date for my new job, and handed in my notice at my current place. I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to talk about my new job due to the nature of it, but I will be a Library Assistant…in a prison. I’m really excited, and a tad anxious, but really looking forward to it.
I’m not sure how much this will impact my blog, as there is no internet in prison (obviously), and I’m not even allowed to have my phone with me, but I’ll do my best to catch up with things in the evenings. And, I get weekends back! Hurrah! I start mid-April. EEEEK!
Other good things in March were that my mum came to visit and we went to the West End to see The Commitments, a couple of birthdays were celebrated, and I had the best tapas at The Port House.
March 2015 Stats
Total Posts: 17
Books Read: 5
- The Frenchman by Lesley Young, 4/5 (View)
- The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick, 3/5 (View)
- The Martian by Andy Weir, 4/5 (View)
- Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz, 5/5 (View)
- Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins, 4/5 (View)
Most Surprising: The Frenchman
Most Disappointing: The Ghosts of Heaven
Most Exciting: Rebel Belle
Most Swoon-worthy: Aristotle & Dante…
Most Beautifully Written: Aristotle & Dante…
Genres: YA (2/5); Fantasy (2/5); Contemporary (1/5); Sci-Fi (1/5); Romance (2/5)
Formats/Sources: Advance Copy (1/5); Digital (2/5); Hardback (1/5); Paperback (2/5); Owned (4/5)
Guest Posts, Promos and Other Highlights:
Most Viewed Posts:
- This Week in Books 18.03.15 (View Post)
- This Week in Books 11.03.15 (View Post)
- Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books From my Childhood I Want to Revisit (View Post)
Here are the April releases I’m most excited about:
Available to buy or pre-order from Waterstones.
As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, Sir Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and all-round amazing person died yesterday at the age of 66, following a battle with Alzheimer’s.
I’m not going to sit here and talk about how amazing his work was, because to be honest, I never got into his books. I was given The Colour of Magic when I was quite young, and I gave it a go but I think I was too young to appreciate it. I’ve been meaning to give it another try ever since.
I tried reading Good Omens last year too, but I really could not get into that either, despite having friends who LOVE it. I guess it just wasn’t my thing.
But, what I do know about Terry Pratchett, is from his documentaries and interviews, and he was such a funny, clever, ridiculously brilliant man with the most amazing take on life. He was my favourite Atheist!
If you haven’t watched Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, you must! Although it wasn’t an easy watch the first time around, so I imagine it would be pretty heart-breaking now.
Anyway, let’s not dwell on what has ended, but enjoy what he shared with us.
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?
Currently Reading: Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes, (I might have finished this by the time this post goes out – it’s been good!) and The Wolves of Midwinter (The Wolf Gift #2) by Anne Rice.
Recently Finished: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, which I loved. Read my review here.
Up Next: Probably Good Omens, which I’ve been meaning to read for AGES. I famously find it hard to ‘get into’ Neil Gaiman’s books even though I love the stories he tells, there’s something about his writing style that I don’t get on with. But I’m hoping this collaboration with Terry Pratchett will be different.
You can check out the other books I’m reading for Horror October Here.
Leave a comment with the link to your post, or your books this week and I’ll be sure to take a look!