Saturday, 31 March 2012

Mel's Random March

What a busy month! I can't remember a month that has seemed to busy for a long time - even excluding all the work (those toys don't play themselves!) I was still racing around the whole month. Two of my closest friends got engaged, I did a sponsored 14 mile march for a local hopsital - a great cause that is close to my heart as it's where my mum has been treated for the last nine months and I did a cupcake crawl! Yep, me and the girls went from tea-shop to cup cake shop tasting as many as we could in London. Actually I was a little disappointed that I couldn't eat more cakes! But have a look...yummy!

So how has this impacted the reading sitch?

The Water Room - Christopher Fowler (2012 TBR Reading Pile Challenge & British Book Challenge)
This Is Not Forgiveness - Cecila Rees (British Book Challenge)
By Royal Command - Mary Hooper (2012 TBR Reading Pile Challenge & British Book Challenge)
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (2012 TBR Reading Pile Challenge)
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins (2012 TBR Reading Pile Challenge)
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (2012 TBR Reading Pile Challenge)
The Small Hand - Susan Hill (British Book Challenge)
Eye of the Tempest - Nicole Peeler(2012 TBR Reading Pile Challenge)
In Books Confessions I discuss the idea of falling behind with favourite series...
I also had Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games Trilogy as My Book Boyfriend
In addition there were the usual wishlist posts, in my mailbox and Throwback Thursdays.

So updating the challenges -

British Books Challenge - 9 Read, 3 Books to go
2012 TBR Reading Pile Challenge - 15 Read, 15 Books to go

Best of the Bunch: The Hunger Games trilogy was brillant!! I especially liked Catching Fire but the whole trilogy is worth the hype. I quite enjoyed the film as well! 

Honorable Mentions: Grave Mercy and Eye of the Tempest were both good reads and ones I would highly recommend!

What was your month like? :)


  1. That cupcake looks yummy!
    I loved the Hunger Games series and I'm really looking forward to seeing the film on Monday. I want to read Grave Mercy now that I've seen so many great reviews of it.

  2. I could definitely not do a cupcake crawl - sometimes I struggle getting through one, they are too sweet for me. Congrats on your friends engagement!

  3. Ooh, now I'm hungry. And yay for the Hunger Games! I love that series. Grave Mercy was one of my Best of the Bunch picks for this month too! I thought it was excellent.

  4. I love Nicole Peeler, so I totally agree with you there! The Hunger Games was impressive too, but I haven't started on book 2 and 3 yet. Will have to buy them first! :) Have you seen the film? I went last Friday and was impressed with most of it.

  5. Wow, I need to do a cupcake crawl too one day! ;) Sounds better than pub crawl! It's not only me then who had an month, Mel! I'm taking a long needed break in a few days. Well done on your 14 miles march! *hugs*

  6. meant to say an insane month/not an month! *face palm*

  7. YUM! I wanna do a cupcake crawl too, yum yum yum

  8. Ok, how come I didn't get on the cupcake crawl???? Methinks you migt have to do another one sometime soon, just to placate me! Wholeheartedly agree about the Hunger Games books, and the film wasn't too shabby either