Saturday, 30 March 2013

It's A Wrap - End of Month Round Up

As you know my blogging is a little erratic at present.  However, I did fit in a couple of book reviews this month, a post about the event I held for Oxfam's International Women's Day and a give-away.  Oh!  I also received an award!

I have read 10 books this month and reviewed 3 of them.

The Iron Witch - Karen Mahoney 3*
A Small Free Kiss in the Dark - Glenda Millard 3*
Storm Warning - Eugenia O'Neal 3*

Books Read (Not Reviewed)
Second Chance  - Jane Green
The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larssen
Alphabet Weekends - Elizabeth Noble
Waiting For Sunrise - William Boyd (March book group read)
Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis (April book group read)
Hard Times - Charles Dickens
A Week in December - Sebastian Faulks

Winners 5* Reads
The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larssen

Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis (I know, an esteemed author and book!  I read this years ago and didn't like it then.  This was chosen for book group and I tried but I haven't changed my mind.  It's just not for me.)

I posted about my Book Swap for Oxfam's International Women's Day which I held for the second year running.

I ran a give-away: One copy of Surfing in Stilettos by Carole E Wyer won by Jo from Jaffareadstoo blog.

I was a recipient of the Sunshine Award.

The Life You Want - Emily Barr (RISI swap)
Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis (Library)
Storm Warning - Eugenia O'Neal (ARC for review)
Hurting Distance - Sophie Hannah (RISI swap)

Future Plans
Once again I have been selected as a giver for World Book Night.  I will be giving away Damage by Josephine Hart, my second choice.
I will be hosting another give-away on my blog in April.  Keep an eye out for that!

How was your reading in March?

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