Friday, April 3, 2015
What I Read: March
I don't usually get in reading slumps, because I'm a stubborn sort of person and I'll make myself read if necessary (probably not the best idea). But I've definitely been feeling slumpy this month. I didn't read too much, and I was a little disappointed with most of what I did read. Anyway, here's to April being a better book month!
Anne's House of Dreams, by L.M. Montgomery. I liked the pacing in this book a lot more than the last couple of them. It still covers several years (and it's a fairly short book), but the pacing felt more relaxed somehow. I liked all of the secondary characters (I was especially interested in Leslie's story!), and overall the book was a perfect mix of happiness and bittersweet sadness.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before, by Jenny Han. Mixed feelings about this book! It wasn't exactly what I was expecting. Even though some things didn't click with me, I still enjoyed it and it was a pleasant read.
The Wig in the Window, by Kristen Kittscher. This is sort of a middle grade version of Rear Window. It was good and had some twists that I didn't expect, but it's not a new favorite.
An Uncertain Choice, by Jody Hedlund. Unfortunately I was disappointed with this one. It was okay, but overall it was a bit bland and generic when I've come to expect amazingness from Jody Hedlund's novels!
The Spinner's Book of Fleece, by Beth Smith. Yes, I'm counting this one because I basically read it cover to cover. :) It such a great resource, and I'm sure I'll refer back to it often. Just keep in mind that it won't help you too much if you only spin from commercially prepared fiber. It's pretty obvious from the title, but it's aimed at spinners who are working with raw fleeces.