March 2021 round up

March brought some easing of restrictions (finally) and even a few days of sunshine. I’m looking forward to even less restrictions and hopefully more sunshine in April.

What I have read

I had another month where I felt I didn’t pick up enough books – or at least not books I could be satisfied about having read. I did get through quite a few more audiobooks, though.

I did read:

No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday (No-One Ever Has Sex #1) – Tracy Bloom
The Phoenix and the Carpet
(Five Children #2) – E. Nesbit
The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
The Home Edit: Conquer the Clutter with Style – Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin
The Bookshop – Penelope Fitzgerald
Anastasia’s Chosen Career (Anastasia Krupnik #7) – Lois Lowry
We Are Feminist: An Infographic History – Helen Pankhurst
Five Have Plenty of Fun – reviewed here and here
No-One Ever Has Sex in the Suburbs (No-One Ever Has Sex #2) – Tracy Bloom
Indian Summer (Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries #7) – Sara Sheridan
Anastasia at This Address (Anastasia Krupnik #8) – Lois Lowry

And I’m currently reading:

The Organised Time Technique – Gemma Bray
Fool Moon (Dresden Files #2) – Jim Butcher (narrated by the lovely James Marsters)
Enid Blyton: The Untold Story – Brian Carter

What I have watched

  • Hollyoaks, as usual.
  • More Mythbusters and Only Connect, Richard Osmond’s House of Games and the new series of Taskmaster.
  • I finished Outlander and Wandavision, and moved on to the new series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and to re-watch The Vampire Diaries.

What I have done

  • Most of a really hard Winnie-the-Pooh jigsaw which I need to finish
  • Some slightly less cold and wet walks and trips to the park. With Brodie at nursery 4 days a week we have less time, but the weather has been better too.
  • Completed the boot camp portion of The Organised Mum Method so every part of every room has been tidied and cleaned now. I also channelled a bit of the Home Edit aesthetic with new storage containers and boxes to keep everything more organised.
  • With restrictions lifted slightly I was able to have a (one year late) mother’s day afternoon tea (home-made) celebration, which was also a joint 60th birthday celebration for my dad.
  • Finally organised the books that live in the wardrobe after I messed them all up making my book displays last year.

What I have bought

I did some serious eBaying to buy Stef a full set of books from one of Blyton’s series, I won’t say which yet as I don’t think they’ve arrived yet.

While I was on eBay I spotted a copy of The Magic Knitting Needles and other Stories and got it, completing that series of books. I also found these Noddy jigsaws which I couldn’t resist. I’ll say they’re for Brodie but we know that’s just an excuse.

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2 Responses to March 2021 round up

  1. chrissie777 says:

    I tried 3 times to post a short comment, but it keeps telling me “Sorry, your comment can’t be posted”. (???)


  2. chrissie777 says:

    I’ve read 11 books in March, but won’t read nearly as many in April and May as I’ve started reading “Fall of the Giants” by Ken Follett which is vol. 1 of a trilogy (more than 3.000 pages, a saga about the last century).
    After that I plan to read all 5 Robert Langdon novels by Dan Brown.

    The cold March wind is finally gone. Tomorrow I’ll start walking again.


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