March is a transitional month: the weather, seasons, and reading habits are all in flux. For me, the latter has been a big disappointment. I still haven’t been able to get my reading pace up to its normal levels. Oh, well! There’s always April!
Since 1st March, I’ve read:
- I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood’s Legendary Actresses by Robert Wagner and Scott Eyman
- Hot from Harlem: Twelve African American Entertainers, 1890-1960 by Bill Reed
- You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood’s Golden Age by Robert Wagner and Scott Eyman
I promise to do better in April!
What is your favorite book this month?
Which book on your list do you most look forward to reading?
Please share in the comments!
On Friday, I bought a few “light” books. I could use a week of reading totally escapist things. How about you?
Another recently purchased book:
What is on your reading list this month?
Do your reading habits change with the seasons, or are you at all times equal opportunity?
After last month’s lighter vacation reading schedule, I’m back to my usual heavy rotation of books.
Since 1st March, I’ve finished:
- Victorian Women and the Theatre of Trance: Mediums, Spiritualists, and Mesmerists in Performance by Amy Lehman
- Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director by Patrick McGilligan
I’m in the midst of reading:
- Shakespeare’s Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor
- Women of the Underground: Art: Cultural Innovators Speak for Themselves Edited by Zora Von Burden
- Hawthorne: A Life by Brenda Wineapple
To be finished by 31 March:
- Keepers: The Greatest Films–and Personal Favorites–of a Moviegoing Lifetime by Richard Schickel
- Paris in the Fifties by Stanley Karnow
- Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson
- Women of the Underground: Music: Cultural Innovators Speak for Themselves Edited by Zora Von Burden
What is your favourite book this month?
Which book on your list are you most looking forward to reading?
Please share with me in the comments!
Another year is (almost) over. Before we flip the calendar to 2016, and start new reading lists, let’s look back at the reading year that was. I’ll share if you reciprocate in the comments!
- How many books did you read this year? 50+. My numbers were held down by many heavy, lengthy books.
- Which genre prevailed? Nonfiction, by miles and miles.
- Which book was your fave? A Writer’s Diary by Virginia Woolf.
- Least fave? If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit by Brenda Ueland. My loathing for this book knows no bounds.
- Recommend three books from your list. The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore; Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine; Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith.
PART TWO WILL APPEAR IN THE NEW YEAR!
I was delighted (and flummoxed) to find this book in my mailbox on Friday:
As it turns out, it was a gift from my dear, sweet momma!
Cannot. wait. to. read. this. book.
My morning read:
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey
Only very special books live on the shelf above the desk in my studio. I am about to start reading Hung in the Middle, a memoir by my dear friend Alana Nicole Sholar. Methinks she is in good company.