Monday, March 30, 2020

March 2020 Reading List



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I purchased this book on Audible after I checked it out from the library and realized immediately that the print was too tiny and the grey font was never going to work with my 53 year old eyes. I sadly returned it but snapped it up quickly once I opened an Audible account. Listening to it may not have been the best idea at this time, because it's not an upbeat or 'happy' book at all. But it kept my mind occupied while I longarmed several quilts.

I still have about half of the book to listen to and I'm not sure I'll finish. I'm just not connecting with the characters (except one) and I honestly don't find the parents to be believable at all. Even though I heard rave reviews about this book, not sure I recommend it.






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This was my March pick from Book of the Month Club. It was also my last (for a while at least). I canceled my subscription because I have so many books staring at me from the shelf that I really want to read and I can't keep up! 

I enjoyed it very much, even though it was a sad book and some of the characters were a bit stereotypical. I liked the characters, especially the younger ones, and I was rooting for them. It kept my attention and I find myself thinking about the story from time to time. So that is a good book in my opinion.

With the events of COVID-19 and the social distancing, quarantine, whatever we are calling it today, I find myself jumping from one thing to another. I am having a bit of difficulty concentrating. I think that is why I have not been able to finish more reading. I pick up a book, read a few pages, then get up and walk away. That is VERY unlike me. 

Perhaps I'm distracted by having a house full of people, when I usually spend most of my time at home alone. Perhaps it's that I no longer have deadlines or places to go, so I just feel no pressure to follow through with anything. I'm really not sure. I'm okay. My family is healthy. We are getting things done around the house, and we are spending time just being together. That is clearly more important than how many books I'm reading a week. 

I hope you are safe and healthy!
Diane






4 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear you and the family are doing well! I can completely relate to the difficulty in staying focused. I've been reading the Tess Monaghan mystery/detective series (Laura Lippman), but if you asked me to summarize any of the plots, I'm not sure I could! Wishing you a safe and healthy week!

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  2. I think many will agree with you about staying focused on one thing.

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  3. I think the number of distracted people who can't focus far outnumber those who are getting a lot done. I also think the lack of a timeline for this to be over contributes to everyone's stress and anxiety. I wish I could recommend some new titles to you, but I haven't found a satisfying read lately, either, and our library was closed down before I got home, so I'm making do with the few book sale books floating around the house. Haven't dipped into the Kindle reads as yet, because I much prefer print. The lack of book reading isn't helped by spending way too much time reading the news online, visiting blogs and Instagram posts.

    At least the sun is shining today although it's only 39 degrees.
    Pat

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  4. I'm an reader too and it's been really hard to finish any particular book these days. Will start one and then abandon it. Crazy days.:) Glad your family is well and you don't have to worry about your kids being quarantined across the country!

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