Despite loads of school work I did have some time to read in March. However, I am having one of my periodic reading crises, meaning I am rereading more than usual, in this case 4 out of 10 books finished during the month.
- M.C. Beaton: Death of a Gossip and Death of a Cad. Murder mysteries, the first two in the Hamish Macbeth series. I have started reading this series from the beginning.
- Erma Bombeck: I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression. Humour. Reread. Erma is always funny, but some of her jokes are admittedly getting dated.
- Torrey Chanslor: Our First Murder. Mystery. Two elderly sisters and their middle-aged cousin move to New York to take over a detective agency and quickly get hired to solve a murder.
- Jennifer Crusie: The Cinderella Deal and Anyone But You. Romances. Rereads.
- Georgette Heyer: The Foundling. Historical romance. This book has not one but two of the stock characters I have come to dread coming across in Heyer's books: the Callow Schoolboy and the Ingénue. Both are totally over the top and the girl doesn't have the brains of a guppy. I think I must have got lucky with Heyer and read all of her best (by which I mean mostly free of Callow Schoolboys and Ingénues) books first and am now scraping the bottom of the barrel.
- Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner : Freakonomics . Economics for non-economists.
- Terry Pratchett: Carpe Jugulum. Fantasy. Reread. This is a good palate cleanser if you have had enough of the sparkly kind of vampire, or even the True Blood kind.
- Helen Zahavi: Dirty Weekend. Psychological thriller. I saw the movie ages ago. It - as much as I can remember of it - follows the original quite closely on the surface, except I don‘t remember getting any real sense from the movie of the gnawing, gut-wrenching fear that drives Bella, the anti-heroine of the book, to act as she does.