I’m still processing the fact that we are in April. How did that happen? 😀
March went by so quickly. I worked longer hours, went outside with my dog more often and didn’t feel like reading a lot.
I also went to the Czech Republic to see my family and then escaped it all whilst visiting a mountain cottage with my boyfriend in Snowdonia, Wales.
This was our morning view:
No internet, no central heating, nothing luxurious… just a simple retreat in nature that recharged me after long working weeks. I learned that I love the board game Scrabble. And that Google is overrated… 😉
My critical self wanted to immediately start apologising that I ‘only’ read four books in March and that I haven’t been writing that much or commenting on other blogs recently.
Then I reminded myself why I started this blog and why I want to write this blog.
You see, one of my core values is Creativity.
It’s this wonderfully playful need to make something that keeps me content and brings me a lot of joy.
All those creative souls out there know that creativity is a process and sometimes, doesn’t happen on a whim.
On certain days, I can stare at my blank screen screaming as words just don’t want to come out. Then there are days when I could write for hours.
March was the month of the ‘I don’t feel it’ and ‘even if I feel like it, I can’t write about it’ themes. And that’s OK. 😊
I reflected a lot, connected with a lot of people face to face, day dreamed for hours as I didn’t want to read.. I’m sure you are getting the picture… 😉
I am desperately itching to write and read again. And I am so happy you are here with me. 😊
After a lengthy intro, let’s have a look at March reads, shall we:
- The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan, 3 stars
Slightly disturbing crime debut set in Irish Galway. I read it during St. Patrick’s day and it was a fairly fast paced and enjoyable read.
My full review can be found here.
- Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman, 4 stars
Another crime read. This one was about head games, revenge and explored how we can forgive.
My review can be found here.
- What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty, 4 stars
March was the month when I discovered Liane Moriarty. 🙂 I thoroughly enjoyed the concept of amnesia / time travel whilst reading What Alice Forgot. Thanks Norrie for introducing me to this wonderful writer! 🙂
My review can be also found here.
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, 5 stars
Yep, definitely the book of March. Wholly cow, I loved this book. I am still organising my scattered thoughts but its full review will be coming up shortly.
It’s a book about friendship but is also very heavy on shame. My favourite psychological topic. Please stay tuned for this one. 🙂
So that’s March in a nutshell.
Now over to you my friends.
What was your favourite March book?