March 2016 Reading Wrap-Up

Five books read in March: 3 nonfiction, 2 fiction. Not too shabby, considering I played for a 2nd grade opera, went on a 3-day weekend getaway with the family, was sick off and on for 3 weeks with a mysterious virus, got my own students through their big music competition of the year (and all associated rehearsals), and then played for Holy Week/Easter services. I’m planning to slow way down in April!

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I also DNF’d two books. The millennial ennui of Condominium went over my head and kept me from feeling anything at all. Maybe I’m just too old! But this was the very first time I haven’t loved a CCLaP title; didn’t expect that. Then there was I’m Right and You’re an Idiot, which made me angry with its hypocrisy and misleading subtitle (my brief explanation here). I gave up around the 25% mark.

Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, the Milk was probably the highlight of the month. What a delightful tale! We listened to the audiobook, narrated by the author himself. In an episode of Books on the Nightstand last month, Michael talked about how Gaiman doesn’t just narrate his books, he performs them. This is TRUTH! It’s such an incredible experience, I’m not sure if I’ll ever go back to actually reading his books.

Cheers to April reading!

  • You WERE busy this month! Glad to hear you got in some good reading anyway 🙂

  • I’m surprised you were able to fit this many in with all that you had going on in March. I hope April is calm and relaxed reading time for you. 🙂

  • LOVE Gaiman!! Have to check it out! Happy April!

  • You read a LOT more than I have this month 🙂

  • Not shabby in the least, Monika! 🙂

  • Neil Gaiman is one of the few authors I trust to read his own books. He read aloud from Fortunately, the Milk when I saw him a few years ago, and it was absolutely magical. Sounds like a hectic month! I hope April is much more relaxing!