March was a pitiful month for reading. I've posted only six entries at SmallWorld Reads and finished five books.
Tramp for the Lord
The Bookseller of Kabul
Finished but not yet reviewed: New Moon, second in the Twilight series. (I wasn't crazy about Twilight but my friend begged me to keep reading. I'm glad I did. More later.) Also Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, which I really enjoyed. A mostly off-topic note here: Jesse is taking English 1010 at the local community college. They do the "common book" method there, where all English 1010 classes read the same book (in this case, Persepolis) and each instructor teaches it in their own way. He wasn't crazy about the class at first partly because he was hoping for more literature, but he's ended up really enjoying this thorough approach to one text. And I've been absolutely thrilled (and gratified) with his writing for the class. Phew! That boy can write an essay!
Kids Books Finished: We finished reading Carl Sandburg's amazing Abe Lincoln Grows Up. Since then we've been reading various short books about the Civil War along with Irene Hunt's Across Five Aprils.
Favorite Book of the Month: Paula by Isabel Allende
Books to Movies: Gone with the Wind (As part of our Civil War unit. I've been watching it since I was a little girl, and for the first time I watched it with my kids. Loved the book, love the movie, love that my kids loved it!) and Twilight (I really, really liked the movie. Bella was perfect.)
Currently Reading: The third book in the Twilight series, I say with a slight blush.
Dear Past Me, Dear Future Me
And most weeks I perused Semicolon's Saturday Review of Books, my favorite place to glean new titles.
I am quite sure that April will be a better reading month! If you are looking for something to read, I've got loads of reviews on my sidebar at SmallWorld Reads, from this year's books to ones reviewed in the past few years.