Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Things Going On In March

Seems March is a month for themes, because there are all sorts of month-long things going on in various places around the blogosphere. Here are a few I'll be following along with:

We Be Reading has hosted DWJ March on every anniversary of Diana Wynne Jones' death, to celebrate her wonderful fantasy. This year she is adding Terry Pratchett to the celebration, entirely appropriately, and calling it #MarchMagics. She'll link up any posts you do about either author, and she's hosting readalongs of Pratchett's Equal Rites and DWJ's Dark Lord of Derkholm (a personal favourite of mine). If you have any love for these authors—or if you have yet to discover them (oh, what a treat you have in store!)—then you should check out her blog this month.

The YA/MG Book Battle is on again! This is the third year that Beth has chosen a slate of underappreciated YA and MG books and invited fellow book lovers to face them off against each other. The point being to get more people talking passionately about these great books. Here are the books in this year's battle: lots I haven't read, and I will do my best to read at least a few of them before their battles. (Go Crown Duel!!)

The Book Wars has a lot of cool-sounding reviews and discussions planned for Monster Girls Month. (Maybe this is the month I'll finally get around to reading Nimona!) Plus, they're doing a readalong of  Megan Whalen Turner's Thief series, which I will definitely be participating in (despite the fact that I've pretty much memorized all four books).

And if you really want to challenge yourself, you could sign up for Take Control of Your TBR Pile, in which you promise to spend March only reading books from your TBR pile released before March 1. (I'm not signing up for it, since I've already got two books on my Kindle that weren't on my TBR that I plan to read over Spring Break . . .)


  1. OMG I just squealed when I read about Megan Whalen Turner's Thief series. That's like my ultimate favorite series ever. Also, I've just bought Crown Duel on Kindle! I've heard sooo many good things about it but I can't seem to get my way around to reading it. Hopefully this March too, though!

    1. So excited that you get to meet Meliara and Vidanric for the first time! Have you read any other Sherwood Smith? You're in for a treat!

  2. Monster Girls March! That's amazing! I love books about monster girls, and I never don't want to reread the Queen's Thief series. So good.

  3. I'm not sure I'll ever get to the bottom of my TBR pile, Kim. :)