March Madness Is Here

IMG_0810 (2) March Madness is organized by Julianna @ Cedar Station. It is a fun way to try to read (just a little) more this month. Because of a freelance project I’ve taken on, I have to scale my goal back, but I still fully intend to “read like mad” and combine March Madness with some other events of the blogosphere. Cathy at 764books, together with The Fluff Is Raging, is hosting Reading Ireland this month. In browsing her list of Irish authors and looking at my reading lists, I found a good number of books I’d like to read. But I am still in the middle of #TBR20, so I selected the following books from my shelves:

For Caroline’s Literature and War Readalong, I will read The Disappeared by Kim Echlin (finished 3/12). There is an Eastern European literature event going on at Winstondad’s Blog, so I have put Ekaterini by Marija Knezevic on the stack. Other books on my pile for March:

  • Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi (finished 3/5)
  • Call of the Wild, Jack London (finished 3/14)
  • The Marquise of O, Heinrich von Kleist (finished 3/28)
  • The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Mark Twain
  • Grisly Grisell, Charlotte Yonge

I don’t think I’ll get to them all, but we’ll see. Here we go: Ready, Set, READ.

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12 comments

  1. These are some great plans. I’m glad you’re joining me for the readalong.
    I’m tempted to participate in Reading Irelan but I’m not sure I’ve got enough time. I loved The Country Girls when I read it.

  2. I had not heard about the March Madness reading challenge — sounds like fun. I’ve cut way, way back on my tv watching in the last couple of months and I’m hoping to continue that in March. It gives me a lot more time for reading and other things.

  3. Great things on deck for March! I love the Reading Ireland challenge – I have a lot of Irish literature on my lists that I need to read – so many good things to choose from! The Country Girls by Edna O’Brien is something I’ve been interested in reading for quite a while, as well as the short stories of Frank O’Connor. Have fun!!

  4. I had no idea Stoker was Irish until I got to Dracula last year, too! It was a Halloween read for me, and I loved it! So much better than I expected it would be. It also contains my favorite line in all of literature:

    Doctor, you don’t know what it is to doubt everything, even yourself. No, you don’t; you couldn’t with eyebrows like yours.

    Hope you get a lot of reading done!

  5. So many things going on, it’s hard to keep track! You have some good books lined up, too. I can’t wait to hear about them. I have been thinking lately it would be nice to re-read Call of the Wild – it’s been so long that I can’t even remember what I thought of it. But, now I think I’ll wait to hear what you have to say, first. 🙂

    • If you think about re-reading Call of the Wild, then you must have liked it, no? It’s been on my list since high school, so it’s high time I finally read it. I had fun putting this list together; I just hope I don’t lose track while reading…

      • Putting the lists together is half the fun!

        I really can’t remember what I thought of Call of the Wild. I think I must have been too young when I read it.

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