March is over and it feels like it was both fast and slow for me. I’m getting back into a good routine with drawing, practicing bass, and working out and it feels great. I’m so happy to be out of my unusual (for me) depressing funk of January and February. I read some fantastic books this past month, too:
- The Summer That Melted Everything (audio) … Tiffany McDaniel, read by Bramhall
- One Summer: America, 1927 (audio) … Bill Bryson, read by author
- Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (audio) … Neil deGrasse Tyson, read by author
- SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century … Ng Yi-Sheng
- The Mountain Story (audio) … Lori Larsens, read by Corey Brill
- The Making of the Godfather (audio) … Mario Puzo, read by Max Casella
- Altamont (audio) … Joel Selvin, read by John Pruden
- Homegoing … Yaa Gyasi
- An American Marriage (audio) … Tayari Jones, read by various
- Radical Hope (audio) …Various; Carolina De Robertis, ed., read by various
My favorites of the month were One Summer: America 1927, Altamont, and Homegoing. No book was straight-up bad, but if I could go back I’d probably have been okay skipping Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and (maybe) Radical Hope. I had a wonderful discussion of Homegoing with Anthony for our Best Friends International Book Club! Bonus: Homegoing was also on my 2018 TBR Pile Challenge list, as well as The Summer That Melted Everything, so I’m on pace there which is good. Anthony and I chose The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara as our next book club choice and I can’t wait to dig in. I’m really enjoying Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark right now, and just started The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn on audiobook.
Otherwise, next week I’m looking forward to participating in The 100 Day Project again, my second year in a row. Last year I had to quit around day 65, when I went on my month-long summer trip back home, and that’ll probably happen again, but that’s okay. I really like the low pressure of this global online art and creativity event, and love seeing everyone’s varied projects and progress.