I can’t let the month go by without wrapping up.
First quarter of the calendar year is up, but for many companies in the UK, it is the financial year end. So there was a mad rush to perform, return better results for the year, wrap-up projects in supersonic speed. I belong to the last category. I have been working two weekends and spent most Saturdays comatose trying to recover from a hectic week, only to start again the next Monday. Sigh…
So, what I have read on the last quarter of the financial year?
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (second read)
- I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti
- Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
- A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
- Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
I Saw Ramallah and Moon Tiger ranked as my favourite for the month. On top of the 5 that I have finished, I am 400 pages onto 2666, and half way through Wuthering Heights.
It’s notable to mention that I enjoy the read-along of Eat, Pray, Love with friends. In terms of quantity, I don’t think I’ll ever beat my reading rate of Q1 2009 or Q1 2010. In terms of quality, I think I did ok for March.
Plans for April
There is certainly more public holidays in April. I am taking a spring break to recover and to visit the land of Castles, Highlanders and a chance to take a glimpse of the fabled Nessie (fat chance! :)). I hope I’ll finish some of my library loan (mostly Middle Eastern) and TBR list soon.
Stay tuned for my post about geographical read of the Middle East!
What about you? What are your plans for this spring break?