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message 1: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) Hello Everyone,

I thought I would add the books I have read so far in April:

29. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Stylistic and Metrical Study translated by Marie Borroff
30. Alice Adams byBooth Tarkington (!922 Pulitzer Prize for Literature)
31. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by Simon Armitage

I have been reading the Armitage version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight side by side with the JRR Tolkien version Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo, but it will take me a while longer to finish Tolkien because it has three additional long poems in it.


message 2: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Mellen (librarypatronus) | 37 comments I've been having a really rough month emotionally, my grandma had a fall while I was with her, rehab for a broken shoulder, and then a stroke that she didn't make it through. Sooooo.... I of course have thrown myself heavily into my reading as a distraction. There are my books since last update (very end of March and April so far)

121 Without a Trace
122 Love, Sincerely, Yours
123The Field Guide to the North American Teenager
124 How to Make a Wish
125 Little Fires Everywhere
126 The Wicked King
127 1Q84 DNF
128 Heartstopper: Volume One
129 The One Memory of Flora Banks
130 Throne of Glass
131 Defy Me
132 Opposite of Always
133 Days of Blood & Starlight
134 Severance
135 Theatre of the Wind
136 The Two Lila Bennetts
137 The Library Book
138 Prince of the Elves
139 The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day
140 Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Vol. 1
141 Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery
142 Silent Sisters
143 We Set the Dark on Fire
144 Four Dead Queens
145 The Girl in 6E
146 The Near Witch

I'm doing a couple readathons this month that most of these are filling (Book Battle, OWLs magical readathon, and Escape to Book Island readathon)


message 3: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) I am so sorry to hear of your loss Elizabeth.


message 4: by Louise (new)

Louise Morris | 7 comments Wendy Webb - Vanishing
The Fate of Mercy Alban
. Tale of Halcyon Crane.


message 5: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) 32. A Penny Saved is Impossible by Ogden Nash
33. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
34. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
35. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson


message 6: by Louise (new)

Louise Morris | 7 comments I finished Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly and have started The Butterfly Room by Lucinda Reilly.


message 7: by Sassenach (new)

Sassenach (joellesassenach) | 26 comments Hi everyone,

I haven't been here for some time because there was a book fair to organize in my town and my husband and I were volunteers to help so it kept us very busy.

My reading time was impacted too : I read only 5 books and 7 graphic novels ! I'm even behind my schedule compared to last year but I hope to do better in May :)

I hope you all had a beautiful month of April !


message 8: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michelleevens42) | 1 comments Hi everyone!
This is my first time posting here. During the month of March I read three novels: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen, and Made You Up by Francesca Zappia. I'm hoping to get my numbers up next month though :)


message 10: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Mellen (librarypatronus) | 37 comments Sassenach wrote: "Hi everyone,

I haven't been here for some time because there was a book fair to organize in my town and my husband and I were volunteers to help so it kept us very busy.

My reading time was impa..."

A book fair sounds awesome!


message 11: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) Michelle wrote: "Hi everyone!
This is my first time posting here. During the month of March I read three novels: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen, and Made You ..."


Excellent Michelle. Thanks for joining us!


message 12: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) Elizabeth wrote: "I finished out strong with two more readathons -

147 On the Edge of Gone
148 The Dreamers
149 Bitter Orange
150 Dragonfly in Amber
151 ..."


Amazing Elizabeth!!


message 13: by Sassenach (last edited May 11, 2019 09:09AM) (new)

Sassenach (joellesassenach) | 26 comments Elizabeth wrote: "A book fair sounds awesome! "

It was ! Some thirty writers were invited and gave lectures and signed books ... it was nice to meet them :)


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