Thursday, March 2, 2017
February Book Recap
February wasn't as good of a month for reading as I was hoping it would be. To be honest, I've just been trying to survive the winter. I haven't felt like doing much of anything- no reading, no cooking, no sewing. Just working and occasionally going out to see friends. My coping skills for winter consist of drinking coffee, eating chocolate, and napping. I'm looking forward to spring though. We just got more snow yesterday, but I feel optimistic that it can't last much longer.
Anyhow, on to the recap!
The only book I read was Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. It was funny and entertaining, if not a little predictable. But, I liked the combination of letters, faxes, emails, and even medical bills used to tell the story. I'm glad I finally read it,
What I added... well, my birthday is in February so some of these were gifts and a couple had been on my search list for a while.
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence and Practicing His Presence by Brother Lawrence and Frank Laubach as well as The Passenger by Lisa Lutz were all birthday gifts, although you really couldn't get much different than devotions written by a 17th century monk on being present in even mundane tasks and a thriller about two women on the run from their past.
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis is a book that I've been hunting for quite a while, so I was excited to find this one and Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs by Heather Lende on Bookmooch.
Jo Nesbo is an author I've been wanting to read for a while, but I wanted to start the series at the beginning, so when I found The Bat at a used book store while on my weekend out of town, I snapped it up. Definitely worth the $4 price tag.
So, while I added quite a few, all of these were ones I've been wanting to read. I'm excited about that. Totals for 2017, I've read five, added eight.