March Book List


The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
No More Dirty Looks by Siobhan O'Connor & Alexandra Spunt
The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison
Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume by Mandy Aftel
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
How To Be Both by Ali Smith

March was much better than February for reading, I thoroughly enjoyed all the books I read! I hadn't planned on reading o More Dirty Looks because I figured it would be preaching to the choir, but I kept hearing things that make me finally want to pick it up. It ended up being a really fun book to read, quick and funny, and it made me enthusiastic again about greening up my skin care. It actually made me passionate about DIY skin care which I've sort of lost interest in in recent years. Now I'm all about it!
I think my favorite book of the month was Ali Smith's How To Be Both. I forget why this made it on my To Read list initially. Maybe because it was a Booker Prize finalist? Anyway, the description on Goodreads says it "is a novel all about art's versatility" which gave me pause because it seems like every book that describes itself as being about art usually ends up being incredibly cynical, and I just wasn't in the mood. I'm so glad I gave it a chance. This book is refreshingly not cynical at all, it's even enthusiastic and the characters are wonderful. It is slit into two distinct halves, with different plots and characters that somewhat overlap, and I could see that challenging people who just want a straight forward plot, but I enjoyed the second half just as much as the first. Highly recommended & I now want to read more of Ali Smith's work

And for good measure, Movies & Shows watched in March:
•Burts Bees (documentary)
•Parks and Recreation seasons 1-2
•House Of Cards season3
•Desert Runners (documentary)
•Ozu's Good Morning

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