Friday, 31 March 2017

March Wrap-Up


...And that's March over. Spring has sprung. Can someone hold it back a moment? This year is getting away from me.

News from the Reading Front

This month, I've read four novels:
  1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 3 stars
  2. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  3. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson - 4 stars - Review here.
  4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner - 3 stars
...And three manga books.

(Since we're three full months into the year -)

Don't say that!

(- Let's take a look at the Ivyclad Reading Challenge.)


Read a Classic - Persuasion
Read a Book with a Male Protagonist - Bright Lights, Big City (If we're going to get technical, it's written in the second person, but it's definitely a bloke telling the story.)
Read a Book with a Female Protagonist - We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Read a First Person Narrative - We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Read a Third Person Narrative - Persuasion
Read a Book with No Romance - We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Read a Book from the Dreaded Adult Section - Americanah
Read a Play - The Cripple of Inishmaan
Read a Book Set in the UK - Persuasion
Read a Book that is Also a Film - Bright Lights, Big City (And yes, the book is better.)
A Book with Less Than 200 Pages - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (48 Pages)
Read a Book with Pictures - Pick a manga book, any manga book

That's bingo already.

(You're using the same books!)

I'm allowed to use the same books.

(A loophole that I should have closed when we were finalising the rules, but it's of no consequence. You'll never make it to Full House.)

You keep telling yourself that.

News from the Writing Front


I'm giving Camp NaNo a go. My goal is 20,000 words. I know it's not a lot, but, between essays and reading, I'll be really glad if I reach it.

You can check out the Pinterest Board for my story here. After reading this Paper Fury post, I was inspired to try and make it aesthetic. The jury's still out on whether or not it worked. 

News from the Blogging Front

The most popular post this month was In Defence of "Trashy" Literature.

Are you taking part in Camp NaNo? And how are you doing on your reading challenges? Tell all in the comments!