My reading this month began slowly, partly due to a change in my reading habits influenced by my online book buying ban. Due to two Kindle blips in March I’ll be continuing my ban into April.

I attended the first day of the Daunt Books Festival, organised by fellow book blogger Emily, on the 27th of March. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay in London for the next day’s events, but I had a wonderful time listening to all the talks. I took many a note and will be writing a post on the talks I attending next week. In the mean time this is a picture from the second talk, Bright Young Novelists.

Daunt Books Festival

Currently Reading:

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie




  1. Hons and Rebels by Jessica Mitford
  2. Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
  3. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  4. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
  5. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  6. Half Bad by Sally Green
  7. The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
  8. The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Whelty


Poetry Discovered:

The Love-Song of J. Alfred Prufrock By T.S. Eliot
[The water was rising…] by Lyn Hejinian
Oh, Oh, You Will Be Sorry by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Very Early Spring by Katherine Mansfield


In other news:

My local Waterstones (Brighton) have two events this month, Harlan Coben and Dawn O’Porter – I’m not usually one for author events, but I know the work of these authors so I may attend both.

The London Book Fair is also on, 8/9/10th April.

How was your March?


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I can’t wait to read your notes on the Daunt Book Festival! It looked lovely!

Jenny @ Reading the End

My March was good! Plenty of reading, plenty of reviews that I need to write because I am way behind on writing reviews. My resolution for April is to be really, really faithful about writing reviews right after I finish a book. I’m going to do it! I am. (Maybe.)


That sounds like it would have been a really great thing for you to attend! :D I look forward to the notes. <3


Author events are fun, and though the ones I’ve been to were different, Waterstones is pretty good for them. Looking forward to hearing about your day at the festival! March was so-so, but so far April is good.


I feel like the most cynical person around, as I didn’t love The Rosie Project. It was perfectly fine, but nothing I got excited about. I’ll be curious to see what you think (if you blog about it).

Tabitha (@Pabkins)

I totally think I will end up reading The Rosie Project – its contemporary which I don’t normally read but it just sounds so good!

My fav book read in March was probably THE WAKING ENGINE by David Edison. Its a mix between sci fi and fantasy and a smidge or horror even. So fascinating featuring the city where all souls go to die.

*found you through Oh the Books!*