Sunday, March 28, 2010
Hard to imagine that we are 25% into 2010 already and the closing of the 1st quarter is upon us. This has really been my first quarter of blogging (I started blogging in late Dec 2009) and it is such a part of my daily life that I sometimes forget I have only been doing this for 3 solid months. I have always loved to read but blogging about books and following other's reading blogs has really added to the reading experience for me (even though I struggle to find balance between reading and blogging and my bookshelves are teeming!).
Here is a quick re-cap of the year so far on Books in the City . . .
Waking Up in the Land of Glitter by Kathy Cano-Murillo
The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble
Eternal on The Water by Joseph Monninger
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
New World Monkeys by Nancy Mauro
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
The Colour of Love by Preethi Nair
Age of Shiva by Manil Suri
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
The Cure by Geeta Anand
Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman
Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks
Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning by Celia Rivenbark
Live for Your Listening Pleasure by David Sedaris
A Bit O' Irish
For the month of March, in celebration of my Irish heritage, I featured Irish authors and books set in Ireland. I will post a couple more reviews before the months ends on Wednesday but here are the Irish books I reviewed this month:
I'll Know It When I See It by Alice Carey
Blackwater Lightship and the Master by Colm Toibin
Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show by Frank Delaney (Don't miss my giveaway for this book)
Yesterday's Weather by Anne Enright
Agnes Browne Trilogy by Brendan O'Carroll
I summarized my challenge progress at the end of Feb, so I won't re-cap here - especially since there has been embarrassingly little progress in the past month! I really enjoy the focus provided by challenges and the opportunities to see what others are reading for these same challenges.
All in all, it has been a great first quarter and I look forward to many more to come!
How has your 1st quarter been?