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Reading Challenge: March Update

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It is that time of the month again! Time to reflect on the reading I have accomplished so far in my 2015 9Gag Reading Challenge. It’s also time to ponder the next texts I want to cross off my list. Some are not so much what I want to read, but more so what I should read as they are loans from friends or library’s.

To recap my progress so far I will first provide you with my list. Here I have included the last few month’s for comparison or review (or something) and I have added this month’s. Below the image are my reviews on the books in a very brief manner so as not to invite tedium. Since all the books were a loan in some way I will tell you what was said to me when I was acquiring them.

2015 challenge feb

Black: January, Green: February, Red: March

My March Book List

A book by a female author: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (edited) by Kaye Price (it was an accumulative text with much multi-linguistic narratives)

“It’s a hard read in spots, it may make you hate your ancestors and country.” -a boy from uni

A book with a one word title: Kiterunner by Khaleed Hossseini

“I LOVED this book. SO much better than ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’. I didn’t like that so much. Or was it the other way around? I have forgotten….” -my mother

A book a friend recommended: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

“Very beautiful. Shame on you for not having read it sooner.”-a friend of my mother

A book your mum loves: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaleed Hosseini

“No it’s definitely this one. MUCH better book….I think…oh just read both!” – my mother

A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t: Animal Farm by George Orwell

“This is just great. George Orwell is great. Have you read 1984 yet? That was great. He’s a great writer.”-a friend from uni

A book that came out the year you were born: The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

“It’s kind of okay. But I thought you didn’t like reading religious books? This is kind of religious, maybe you’ll hate it. But yes it is such a good book.” – one of my best friends

A book by an author you’ve never read before: Lupus Q & A by Robert G. Lahita and Robert M. Phillips

“I saw this and thought of you. I thought ‘Oh, Jessie will love it!’ I hope you do.” -another one of my best friends


Author: Chevron Spots

I am in my mid twenties and fighting my battles to discover who I am and where I fit in to this zany, beautiful world. I was diagnosed with Lupus in in 2008. This takes up most of my focus, as I want to share the experience of trying to live with and rise above chronic invisible illness, so to speak. I would like to stress very much the information regarding medications, medical procedures and illnesses are discussed from my point of view, and with my understanding, colloquialisms and metaphors. I do not attempt to be legally and precisely accurate for the general population, rather I try to be emotionally and descriptively true to my experiences. I hope I can help in understanding others with chronic illness by providing one more personal recount of just how spontaneous and difficult these lives really are. One day I hope to visit every continent, climb some pretty high mountains, sleep in an ice cavern, marry a wonderfully understanding man, have children and teach more children. Mostly, I just want a simple life, you know the house with a husband and kids. Oh, and no pain.

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