March started out as a very good month for me, but sort of fizzled toward the end. I was hoping to get to 50 books for the year by the end of the month, but some unforeseen health problems and a trip to the ER stole a lot of reading time from me during the final week of March. April has started out extremely well, though. Here's what I read in March:
1. Fearless by Elvira Woodruff
2. The Girls of Lighthouse Lane: Rose's Story by Erika Tamar
3. The Girls of Lighthouse Lane: Lizabeth's Story by Erika Tamar
4. Doctor Who Darksmith Legacy: The Dust of Ages by Justin Richards
5. Doctor Who Darksmith Legacy: The Graves of Mordane by Colin Brake
6. The Lighthouse Cat by Sue Stainton
7. Abbie Against the Storm by Marcia Vaughan
8. The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter by Arielle North Olson
9. Who Sees the Lighthouse? by Ann Fearrington
10. The Sea Chest by Toni Buzzeo
11. The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer
12. The Moor by Laurie R. King
13. Lighthouse by Megan O'Hara
This puts me at 44 books for the year. I'd like to maintain this pace for 150 books in 2009. If I'm on pace for that in June, I may try for 200 books.
During the last week of March, Elizabeth at As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves hosted me for a great new feature on her blog, 451 Fridays. Elizabeth writes: "451 Fridays is based on an idea from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In his novel, a group of people (Bradbury calls them Book People) are trying to keep the ideas found in books alive. Instead of actually saving the books, the Book People each 'become' a book - memorizing it, word for word, and passing it down to the next generation.
451 Fridays asks what books you feel passionate about. What book do you think is so important that you would be willing to take on the challenge of 'becoming'?"
Curious about which books I would choose? Check out my list here.
March also saw the launch of a new feature here at Bookish Ruth. Each Friday I'm now sharing a literary quote in a feature called Quotable. Be sure to check out the comments each week; other bloggers have been sharing some wonderful quotations! (And, if you'd like to participate, please feel free to snag the Quotable button and use it with your own post.)