Thursday, 31 March 2011

Mel's Random March

So 2011 is a quarter over - and does anyone remember their New Years Resolution? :-)
I've been extremely busy this month with family visiting from overseas and a hectic work schedule, but some how I managed to keep up with reading and reviews - go me!
Some yummy Brownies as a reward for a very busy month!

The big event of the month has to be my 100+ Followers Giveaway which has been much more successful than I could have hoped for - thanks for everyone who took part. I wish I could reward you all, however, there can be only two winners (and I won't even make them fight it out on a cliff top during a lightning storm!) and those winners are....




You've each won a book of your choice from the Book Depository. I've emailed you both and your books have both been ordered. For those who didn't win this time, I'm taking part in the Fool for Love Blog hop tomorrow so stop by then for another chance to win! :-)

So how has March hit the the reading situation?
Mistress of the Art of Death - Ariana Franklin (Mystery and Suspense Challenge)
Rogue Oracle - Alayna Williams
Goddess of Legend - PC Cast
Sanctus - Simon Toyne (Mystery and Suspense Challenge)
The Last Vampire - Christopher Pike (YA of the 80s and 90s Challenge)
A Touch of Dead - Charlaine Harris
I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore (Speculative Fiction Challenge)
The Last Vampire: Black Blood - Christopher Pike (YA of the 80s and 90s)
Foundation and Empire - Isaac Asimov (Speculative Fiction Challenge + Personal Classics Challenge)
Sacrifice - S.J. Bolton (Mystery & Suspense Challenge)
Nightmare Hall: The Roommate - Diane Hoh (YA of the 80s and 90s)
Vampire Academy: Shadow Kissed - Richelle Mead

Outside In - Maria V Snyder
American Vampire - Jennifer Armintrout
Phantom Evil - Heather Graham

So with all that in mind my reading challenges status looks like this:
BCC's Mystery & Suspense Challenge - 5 Read, 7 Left to read
FTC Speculative Fiction Challenge - 6 Read, 6 Left to read
BV's YA of 80s and 90s Challenge - 7 Read, 5 Left to read
Personal Classic Challenge -  2 Read

Highlight of the month - Rogue Oracle - Alayna Williams - fabulous writing, great central relationship and a creepy villain.

Honourable Mentions: Outside In - Maria V Snyder and Shadow Kissed - Richelle Mead. All three are fantasic reads and it's so difficult to choose between them!

So how was your March? :)


  1. *squeee* I love winning! ;)

    Great March, Mel. You have given me some good ideas on books to pick up for the YA of the 80s and 90s Challenge!

    Thank You!

  2. You had a good march and I want that dessert!! Oh my march was... *thud* :)