Another month has passed – which is always a little trippy in of itself, every single time the 31st (or 30th or 28th…) rolls around. Likewise, I find myself wondering, how’d that time go by again, already? But alas, it’s here, and beggars of time-standing-still can’t be choosers, so link up with Leigh, and take a look at all you’ve been into in the month of March!
Into the Tangle of Friendship (Kephart), 5/5: A. I love memoirs. B. I’m not sure if it’s the time/spot/place in my life right now, but I do feel like I’m at a crossroads spot in friendship. C. Kephart’s book struck a chord in all the right (and hard) ways (although it didn’t do the same for most of the Sassy Ladies Book Club).
Anne of Windy Poplars (#4), Anne’s House of Dreams (#5) and Rainbow Valley (#7), (Montgomery), average 3/5: I’m still sticking with the very first book as my very favorite of the Anne series. Additionally, it was a wee bit confusing when Kindle somehow left out book #6 on my free download: skipping from a near-barren Anne in dream abode to an undisclosed house full of unruly littles made me go, uh, did I miss something here? Yes. Yes, you did.
The Lowland (Lahiri), 4/5: Another book club pick, I generally haven’t been a fan of – well, how shall I put it? – bollywood lit, but there’s a reason why Lahiri’s book won the Pultizer. While I could have used a bit more energy and overall sunshine, lollipops and rainbows (…), her writing is contagious.
A Tree Full of Angels (Wiederkehr), 5/5: I am such a fan of Macrina Wiederhehr. That, perhaps, is the bottom line of our story and/or overall review here. And, to boot, I’m pretty sure the book was written just for me, because it’s all about finding God’s beauty in the most ordinary of places.
Random MOMents of Grace (Moyer), 3/5: Ginny’s book is easy to read, but in all the right ways. It’s not brainless. It makes you think and feel and muse over the everyday loveliness of motherhood – author interview and giveaway coming next week!
Girl at the End of the World (Esther), 5/5: BAM. Elizabeth Esther nailed it. I intended to read the book over the course of a week or two – and subsequently finished it in less than 72 hours. The story is terribly intriguing, and her writing creatively flows, page after page.
I’m reading: Handling the Truth; The Locust Effect; Americanah; Paper Towns; Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership; Rilla of Ingleside.
I wore: more and more maternity clothes, although I’m stilling holding strong to my old jeans with a room-for-belly shirt on top. I’ve also rocked these lovely Kate Spades a couple of times, courtesy of the HBH (Hot Black Husband) on my birthday. Good job, love!
I wrote: Four sermons, as I’m speaking weekly through May now. Four retreat talks, as I also spoke at a women’s retreat this past weekend. And various articles, guest posts, and a few nuggets of chapters for that back burner book I’m writing. Love the writerly life.
I ate: well, a whole lot of guacamole. And we ate at the fabulous Caribbean-style tapas bar in the city last night, Cha Cha Cha’s for the HBH’s birthday. Bottom line: Come to town and we’ll make a night of it!
And I laughed a hearty belly of laugh after watching this:
(This will only make sense if you remember “Charlie bit me!” from a couple years ago – click here to watch the two little English bubs in all their Youtube glory).
That’s about it! So, what about you? What have you read, watched or eaten in the past month that’s made you gush with glorious joy or cause you to scream with horror at the absurdity of it all?0