Monthly Preview – March 2020

Belated Spring time greetings

Two weeks into March and I haven’t read one book in full yet. 

It does not bode well for the rest of the month given the frenzy of work and home. 

This also doesn’t factor in the Coronavirus, which I’m sure will have an impact shortly on me directly, either through someone I know being diagnosed or more certainly not finding what I need in the shops due to panic buying.

Given all that is going on (work, home, life, pandemic, etc) reading is taking a backseat this month. I’ve cut back on the usual extravagant list of books to read and will instead try where I can, to catch up on the books that were missed in previous months.  If I can’t get to those, as paperbacks are now my Achilles heel, I will instead focus on my Amazon Reads or splurge on an ARC. 

All in all it will be a surprising if I do read more that two or three books, but equally a delightful mystery to myself too, if I do.

However all is not lost as I do have a few in the tbr read pile that are near the top. Fingers crossed I will get to read them as I’ve got one, maybe two long journeys planned for this month.

Digital Advance Copies DRC/ARCs

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski

At the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, each suitcase transports you to a different world. All you have to do is step inside . . .

When 12-year-old Flick Hudson accidentally ends up in the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, she uncovers a fantastic secret: there are hundreds of other worlds just steps away from ours.

Corporate Gunslinger: A Novel by Doug Engstrom

middle of the 21st century, aspiring actress Kira Clark is in debt. She financed her drama education with loans secured by a “lifetime services contract.” If she defaults, her creditors will control every aspect of her life.

World Poetry Day 2020

It’s World Poetry Day on 21st March and I’ve already identified what I want to read, so no excuse not to. If I don’t it won’t be for lack of planning as I’ve already downloaded them and they’re just waiting patiently to be opened.

His Shoes Were Far Too Tight: Poems by Edward Lear

Renowned author Daniel Pinkwater and best-selling poet and artist Calef Brown team up to champion the ridiculous! These endlessly fascinating and imaginative poems are as fresh and delightful today as they were when Edward Lear wrote them more than a hundred years ago

Philip Larkin: Selected Poems

The book offers a detailed commentary on the poetry of Philip Larkin, exploring the political and cultural contexts which have shaped his contemporary reputation.

Part 3, Reading Larkin, provides detailed critical commentary on many of the poems from his three major collections, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows.

And that is my limit for this month

Enjoy March as much as possible and if your location is affected by the pandemic, then keep safe and wash your hands.

Engrossed Reader

Female, in her 40's who reads when she can, often to the detriment of sleep. Enjoying most genres and formats with a preference for ebooks, mainly for convenience

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