March Book Round-Up

Here are the books I read in March:

1. Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs (Temperance Brennan #1)


I picked this off a friend’s bookshelf, and brought the little brick of a book home to read. I’ve been a fan of the TV series Bones for years, but have never read any of the source material—until now. It was moderately captivating, and it was interesting to see how different the books are from the show. But I’m not interested in reading any further Brennan books.

2. The Llama of Death by Betty Webb (A Gunn Zoo Mystery)


Continuing my quest to read every llama-related book at the Winnipeg Public Library, I read yet another book about llamas… and death. Unfortunately, it sucked. Inconsistent, with weak characters and writing, The Llama of Death disappointed.

3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Chronicles I: Art & Design by Daniel Falconer


This is a beautiful coffee-table book created by Weta Workshop to showcase the incredible amount of talent and hard work that went into creating the Hobbit movies. It’s packed with drawings and illustrations, all credited to their artists, as well as commentary from a ton of the people who were involved in the behind-the-scenes creation of these visually stunning movies.

4. Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman


I shall here echo what every Goodreads reviewer of this book says—it lacks focus! I was disappointed by this book, by veteran psychology writer Goleman (why is every psychology writer named Daniel!?!?!!?!). It seriously just doesn’t know what it’s doing. And it doesn’t have much to say!

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You can also read my January and February book round-ups. They are longer than this one. I’ve been watching too much TV (Person of Interest!!!).

Running tally for the year:

  • Books read per month: 8 / 8 / 4 = 20 total
  • Books by women: 3 / 5 / 2 = 10 total (not by design… good sign though)
  • Books about llamas: 3 (plus numerous children’s books)
  • Fiction / non-fiction: 8 / 12
  • Mysteries: 5 (normally I don’t read any!)

About whoseroses

Rose is an arts administrator from Victoria, BC. She has worked at some of Canada's biggest and best festivals, including the Victoria Fringe Festival, Just for Laughs in Montreal, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Victoria Film Festival. She co-founded the Winnipeg Spoken Word Festival, and helped produce the Victoria Spoken Word Festival. Rose is passionate about theatre, spoken word, comedy, and her community. She runs on festivals.
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