March wasn't a good month in terms of reading. I struggled with finding the urge to sit down and read pages in a book. Maybe part of that can be blamed on the fact that I was sucked into a new guilty TV pleasure - Gossip Girl.
Anyway. I did manage to read a little bit. I finished two books in March for a total of 614 pages. That brings the yearly total to nine books and 2,955 pages.
What'd I finish?
You Know You Love Me by Cecily von Ziegesar
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
OK. The first one was the second book in the Gossip Girl series. And while they were good, I decided to stop reading them - and save a few brain cells - and just watch the TV series. So instead of putting books on hold at the library, I ended up putting seasons of the TV shows on hold. By the way, the show came very highly recommended by friends. So far I'm done with the first two seasons and am halfway through the third season. And I have to admit, I love it.
But back to books. For most of the month, I was struggling with The Night Circus. It came highly recommended from a friend, but I have mixed feelings on it. I struggled with this one a lot. The first 200 pages? Super slow and really hard to get into. Yes, there were a ton of great descriptions, but I just couldn't see where this book was going. Once I hit page 200? It was a completely different book. There was a storyline. The plot moved. I liked it. The sad thing? When a book is 387 pages long, it shouldn't take 200 pages to get to the good parts.
So what's everyone else been reading?