My blogging activity slowed down a bit in March but my reading did not. In March of 2015 I did 40 posts, this year I did 14. As of today my blog has had 3,954,587 page views. There are 2847 posts on the blog.
The top visiting countries of visitor residency are the USA, the Philippines, India, Russia, and Japan.
The most read posts are, as normal, on short stories by authors from the Philippines.
I read two nonfiction works in March.
1. The Tears of the Rajas Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805 to 1905 by Ferdinand Mount. Highly recommended for those into Indian or British Colonial history.
2. Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters by Jane Dunn. Very well done biography
The Pendragon Legend by Antal Szerb. Interesting work
I read three novels by Somerset Maugham, The Magician, Liza of Lambeth and The Moon and Six Pence. I have a collection of fifteen of his novels and will read more eventually.
I also read and greatly enjoyed The Purple Hibicus by Chimamanda Adiche. I will, I hope, read her two other novels this year.
I read several short stories this month. Some I posted on, some I did not. I read a number of short stories by Hortense Callisher, by Daphne du Maurier, and Alan Sillitoe.
1. "Kiss Me Again Stranger" by Daphne du Maurier 1952
2. "Pictures" by Katherine Mansfield
3. "The Easter Egg" by Saki, 1911, not one of his best works
4. "The Little Photographer" by Daphne du Maurier. 1952, Very well done suspenseful story. First rate
5. "Monte Verità." By Daphne du Maurier 1952. A very gothic atmospheric story about an ancient cult deep in the mountains.
6. "The Apple Tree" by Daphne du Maurier. One of her most loved stories
7. "Heartburn" by Hortense Calisher . Kind of amusing
8. "The Night Club in the Woods" by Hortense Calisher. Very intriguing and moving work
9. "The Hollow Boy" by Hortense Calisher set among NYC Jewish immigrants
10. "The Woman Who was Everybody" by Hortense Calisher, second reading, a reading life story, very moving
12. "If 11. You Don't Want to Live, I can't Help You" by Hortense Calisher
12. "A Wreath for Miss Toten" by Hortense Calisher
13. "Time, Gentlemen" by Hortense Calisher
14. "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" by Leo Tolstoy. 1886
15 "If You Don't Want to Live, I Can't Help You" by Hortense Calisher
16 "Time, Gentlemen!" By Hortense Calisher
17. "May-Ry" by Hortense Calisher
18 "The Coreopsis Kid" by Hortense Calisher
19. "The Aliens" by Carson McCullers". Very interesting
20. "Mumu" by Ivan Turgenev 1868
21. "Four French Hens, Three Calling Birds" by Lorrie Moore. 1998
22. "Fire" by Ethel Rohan
23. "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" by Alan Sillitoe 1959
24. "Uncle Ernest" by Alan Sillitoe
25. "The Match" by Alan Sillitoe
26. "Mr Raynor, The School Teacher" by Alan Sillitoe
27. "The Downfall of Frank Butler" by Alan Sillitoe
Irish Short Story Month Year Six
I read for four works by Colum McCann from his latest book, 13 Ways of Looking
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