Sunday, March 2, 2014

Required Reading: March 2014

I hope everyone had a great February, both reading-wise and dating-wise. My current predicament limits me into dating my own books though. LOL.

Here’s what I've read this February:
  • The Mist Trilogy by Carlos Ruiz Zafón – 4, 4, 5 stars – Highly recommendable YA read. If you are inclined into reading adventures, the paranormal, and the coming-of-age types, best put this on your reading list.
  • The Illusions of Eventide by Sarah Cradit – 4 stars – A well-written fantasy mixed with a new strand of mythology and interesting characters.
  • Man in the Dark by Paul Auster – 5 stars – An inspiring tale of a man who finally found comfort in the hope of simple things, after struggling for a long while in the darkness.
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – 4 stars – A surprisingly delightful tale of a bookseller, who took delight in leading a new life and reading in a new light.
  • Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón – 4 stars – Another well-written tale of gothic mystery. I will write a more comprehensive thought later about this book.
For March, I’ve prepared 2 books.

  • Emissary by Marc Pietrzykowski – an ARC. From my initial perusing, the book gives us a vantage point on what is happening inside a nursing home.
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith – A buddy read with Monique.
This wench is still 50% into A Dance with Dragon. The buddy reading grows very interesting from each buddy entry. There are plenty of questions, but we found answers too for our previous book questions. At the moment, I have issues with Daenerys and hoping that she'll redeem herself in the next few chapters.

March marks the end of the 1st quarter of the year. Time to know how to fly, wish we do too. But Monday is something we could always stake claim to. "Mon" being "mine" in French, we should start claiming this day "My day". And this is just the start of some awesome Mondays ahead.

Last February, I’ve launched some new features on the blog. Like I promised, changes came in stages, and I have saved the best for last. Needless to say, I am so excited over this one the most. Please do visit again and join me in launching this surprise. 


  1. Oh no! Were we supposed to buddy read White Teeth this month?? Oh no oh noes! :(

    1. Oops! I assumed we are based on this: Sorry!
      I can make adjustments, if you already have plans.
      Any comfortable month with you will do, no worries! ♥

  2. Yeah, Dany is having a bit of a tough time in ADWD. Unlike the equally young, Jon Snow, who carries himself pretty well as Lord Commander.

    Have a great March Louize! :)