Books I Read
Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (reread)
I also DNF’d a book, which was kind of shocking to me because I usually do this about once a year late into the year, so to start March this way was a little crazy. It was my first attempt reading a Star Wars novel and there was too much technobabble for a book for me personally. I guess I ought to just stick with the movies.
Movie of the Month
I still haven’t seen Beauty and the Beast yet (I know!) but I did finally get around to watching Arrival this month. It was really well-done and well-written, but it has definitely not stuck with me the way I thought it might. I didn’t feel a real connection with Amy Adams’ character despite the poignancy of her story. It was definitely interesting and worth a watch though. Can’t say I feel the same way about the other new-to-me movie I watched in March, Batman vs. Superman. Ugh. I was “forced” to watch this by my husband. I just can’t buy into Batfleck. Don’t even get me started. And I didn’t even like Superman in this movie after liking Man of Steel. But I digress…
If you follow me on Twitter and managed to not mute me during basketball season, then you know I am a huge fan of Middle Tennessee men’s basketball. I’ve been watching them play for about 12 years, so I was a fan before they became household names last year for beating Michigan State. I was thrilled to watch them win the Conference USA tournament again this year and clench a spot in the NCAA tournament, and even more thrilled that they “upset” in the first round again against Minnesota! Sadly they once again lost in the second round, but the program is definitely making strides in the right direction, and a 31-5 record is something to be proud of.
SE YA Fest
This year was the second annual SE YA Fest here in Middle Tennessee where several YA and MG authors come for signings and panels. It’s focused on the local schools first and foremost, but on Saturday it’s open to the public and I was able to attend this year like I was last year. For a variety of reasons I ended up not doing as much this time around, but still enjoyed it and I got Beth Revis’s writing advice book autographed.
#Bookstagram Images of the Month
Looking Forward to in April
Camp NaNoWriMo! I have a new story idea that I think I am actually going to stick with this time (I’m terrible about jumping around from idea to idea) and am looking forward to using the month of April to further develop it. Anyone else participating?
Potential April TBR
A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raynourn
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (reread)
Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories #2) by Mary Robinette Kowal
How was your March? What are you looking forward to in April?
What Star Wars book was it, out of curiosity?
Catalyst, the prequel book to Rogue One.
Ahhh. Haven’t read that one yet, so can’t really comment too much on it. I do typically like James Luceno, though ….
Maybe try Lost Stars if you want to venture into Star Wars? Is YA, so maybe more in your general ballpark, but I thought it was pretty good.
I was trying that one out because of the connection with Rogue One specifically. Have you read the novelization of the movie? I think that would be closer to what I actually wanted.
I haven’t read that novelization yet, but I have heard good things about it as well.
In the world of recommendations and novelizations that I HAVE read, Revenge of the Sith was outstanding. Massive improvement over the movie.