March Reads

I haven’t been in the mood to read. I’m more interested in sitting around doing nothing. I’m using the gift of extra time at home to soften my focus. I managed to read three books in March. I was in the middle of an excellent book when the COVID 19 crisis hit the States, and I haven’t picked it up in weeks. I don’t have the focus for books.

The Two-Date Rule by Tawna Fenske. This is a cute romance. I would like this to be a series, as I want to learn more about the characters. I’ve found that when I read a book AJ recommends I’m not disappointed in it. I give this book two out of five stars.

The Bad Mothers’ Book Club by Keris Stainton. This book, about a group of moms who aren’t part of the cool mom group at school drop off, is predictable and fun. You don’t have to think much about this book, which was perfect for March. I give this book two out of five stars.

The Likely Resolutions of Oliver Clock by Jane Riley. Oliver is a late 30s funeral home director who is stuck in life. He loses love. He doesn’t stand up to his mother. He learns to find his way. I really enjoyed this book. I give this book three out of five stars.

In April I’m going to try to read a little every day. Have you been reading?

15 thoughts on “March Reads

  1. I’m reading Le Temps Viendra: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. A 21st century woman is visiting Hever Castle, Anne Boleyn’s childhood home, and becomes ill and faints. When she wakes up, she is Anne Boleyn in 1527! It’s better than I expected, and it was free with Kindle Unlimited. It’s easy to read. I just finished 1536 by Susanna Lipscomb. It’s all Tudor all the time over here. But since I know everything about that period already it’s easy to read and it’s a break from reality for me.

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  2. Not since mid March. I finished reading Blow Out, by Rachel Maddow. It’s a history of the oil and gas industry with all of its flaws. Well researched, and an entertaining read. But, of course, you have to be a Maddow fan to really appreciate it.

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  3. I’ve mostly been reading cozy mysteries, nothing serious at all. I did also recently start going through my cookbooks and knitting books one more time to see if there are any I can take to the used book store and/or Goodwill. As it turns out, there are! So getting some very, very minor tidying done.

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  4. I did finish a book this week…but honestly unless I check my Goodreads account I honestly can’t remember what it was called or what it was about! …..nope…..mind is blank. I have Dear Edward from the library, that I can keep for however many months our libraries will be shut, but the print is so tiny I keep not picking it up. I read the free sample of a friend’s new book called The Sword and the Shield by Emma Khoury, fantasy books or films aren’t my thing but I was surprised how much I like the sample parts, so have considered buying it. In the end I scrolled through my Kindle read folder and have started re:reading one of Ellen DeGeneres books. The first time I read it, I was at a London airport and we were travelling somewhere exotic. Allistar was dithering on whether to buy an iPad or not…gee whiz this must have been a long time ago! Anyway, I kept bursting out laughing and in the airport and the plane and a few people asked me what I was reading. The 3 I’ve read are ‘My Point and I do have one’, ‘Seriously, I’m Kidding’ and ‘The Funny thing is’. I love Ellen and love the very natural way she rights, like you are listening to her speak. So for something to take your mind off life, they are great…the first one is the funniest imo. Ok, I gave in an looked on Goodreads, it was The Summer Children by Dot Hutchison that I just finished, the 3rd in the series…about a woman killing child abusing parents, so definitely not great reading for the current climate.

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  5. Re-reading my favorite book Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher. I wore out my old copy to I found another new one on Amazon. Whew. I read it slowly at night before bed, doling out episodes (it’s not broken into chapters) each night. Calms me & reminds me that they lived through the war. Maybe we can too.

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