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April Reading Roundup


I can’t say that I’m sorry that April is done.  It wasn’t a great month for me.  We’ve had so much rain here in California that our pollen counts are at record high.  This means that we’re having the worst allergy season ever.  I spent half of March and most of April with a cough that wouldn’t quit.  I had allergy problems which led to a sinus infection and then back to allergies.  After two x-rays to prove I didn’t have pneumonia, I was left with nasal spray, Zyrtec, an inhaler, and sinus rinse.  It worked, but it took awhile and I felt like the stuff in my compost container looks.  I did get some reading done, though.  Isn’t it great that books are always there to keep you company?

On the more positive side I love our new place and I’m only two classes away from finishing my MBA with a concentration in Health Care Management.  How cool is that?

Here’s the list:

  1. Book Review – Peter & Max by Bill Willingham
  2. Book Review – House Name by Michelle West
  3. Book Review – The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark
  4. Book Review – Red on Red by Edward Conlon
  5. Book Review – Denial: A Memoir of Terror
  6. Book Review – The Savage City: Race, Murder, and …
  7. Book Review – Miss Hildreth Wore Brown: Anecdotes…
  8. Lost & Found by Shaun Tan

Some great reads here, in particular Lost & Found, House Name, and The Savage City.  All three will keep you reading and reminding you why stories are so important.

My goal in May (while I’m watching Game of Thrones is to avoid re-reading A Song of Ice & Fire for the sixth time.  I’m thinking I probably won’t be successful, but it’s worth a try.  The HBO series is really good and true to the books (for those of you that haven’t had the pleasure of reading them).  If you haven’t read these books, please do.  They sit with Michelle West’s books at the top of my list for best and most intelligent fantasy (also most addictive).

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