In April I read 10 books for a total of 3,339 pages and an average of 111 pages per day. I had an excellent month and thoroughly enjoyed most of my reads, most notably Gone with the Wind. Woof! After 2 months I finally finished that wonderful beast (and yet last month I still read more pages).
Piratica III: The Family Sea by Tanith Lee
First Sentence: Finally Art Blastside went upstairs to see her child.
Armstrong & Charlie by Steven B. Frank
First Sentence: “Guys, we should go in.”
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
First Sentence: Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.
A Pocket Full of Murder by R.J. Anderson
First Sentence: Propped on the flour-dusted stand, the Book of Common Magic looked as innocent as the ordinary cookbooks tucked behind it.
Hyperbole & a Half by Allie Brosh
First Sentence: It seems like there should be some sort of introduction to this.
A few thoughts on Goodreads:
Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan
First Sentence: Here’s the scene: It’s Thursday evening, and the Signalman sits smoking and nursing a flat Diet Dr. Pepper, allowing himself to breathe a stingy sigh of relief as twilight finally, mercifully comes crashing down on the desert.
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
First Sentence: It was dusk – winter dusk.
Saga vol 7 by Brian K. Vaughan
Reviews to come:
The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley
First Sentence: Although I hadn’t been shot at for years, it took me a long time to understand that the bang wasn’t artillery.
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
First Sentence: Ba-room, ba-room, ba-room, baripity, baripity, baripity, baripity, baripity – Good.