Thursday, April 3, 2014

Required Reading: April 2014

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Have you been out lately? I'm not sure SPF 30 is enough to screen us. But if there's one thing that needs heat, it's my reading list. March had been slow for me, really slow, what with all the commencement excercises that exercised my patience these past weeks. I'll need some serious R&R with books to drag along.

Here's my March books btw:


  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu -4/5 stars -A realistic story with a great voice, I recommend.
  • The Emissary by Marc Pietrzykowski -4/5 stars -A new experience.
  • A Dance With Dragons by George RR Martin -5/5 stars - As with every book in this series, this installment feeds the senses in every way possible -breathtaking and gut-wrenching at the same time. I'm still waiting for those senses to settle down before I pen something sensible about my reading experience.
  • The Secret Life of Bees  by Sue Monk Kidd -3/5 stars -I want so much to be fair with this book. It was engaging, but I can't look away from what I believe is wrong. More thoughts later.
For April, I want to read more, but I have to be careful not to bite more than I can chew. Usually I would throw caution to the wind, but I've agreed to a buddy-reading this month, and that requires commitment. So, allow me to enlist these two, and add more later as April rolls on.

  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith -a buddy read with Monique.
  • If On A Winter's Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino -TFG's book of the month.

Hey, you should enjoy this April too. Do find ways to make this coming Lenten season meaningful. ♥


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  1. Oh, I read those 2 books that you're planning to go through this month, Louize! They really are wonderful reads. White Teeth is very satisfying. It made me a fan of Zadie Smith!

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    1. Hello, Peter!
      I took a quick peek at the first 2 pages, and I like the tone of the book. Let us hope this will turn me into a fan too. ♥

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  2. Is this our first buddy read? Excited! Yay! :)

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    1. I believe we've had Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell before; but there were plenty of us to really take note everyone's thoughts. Let's see if there any other takers on this one in the group. And, YAY! ♥

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  3. Have on your White Teeth buddy reading with Monique, Louize! I'm going to take occasional peeks on your discussion because I've been reading good things about this book. :)

    And I will do as encouraged. I will make my Lenten meaningful this year. :)

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    1. You are welcome to do more than peek, Lynai! ♥

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  4. I have yet to read a Zadie Smith book. I'll look forward to what you and Monique will have to say about it. I enjoyed our ADWD buddy read! I'm sad though that the release of the 6th book is still a looong way away. But the 4th season of the HBO series, coming out this April, might help with the wait. :D

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  5. Thank you, Tin! This new season is the only consolation I'm holding on to. ♥

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