April showers are certainly here to stay. Although since we’ve had snow recently, I’m not sure whether it’s really winter or spring! Despite the snow, I planted tomatoes and peppers for our garden on Easter. Now I’m checking each day for those tiny green sprouts! While I’m waiting, I’ve been reading a variety of novels. Take a look!
This week’s Reading Roundup!
Work Book (for lunch time reading):
To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey – After reading Ivey’s other novel, The Snow Child, I was eager to pick up this one. It’s starting out a bit slow, but I’m hoping things will pick up. The daily journals of a husband and wife create this story. The husband is on an exploration mission into the Alaskan wilderness while the pregnant wife details her life at their home.
The Return of the King by J.R.R Tolkien – I’m making steady progress through the series! Two down one to go.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman- Practically every fellow book blogger recommends this one, so it’s time to pick it up. I snagged a hardcover copy at a book sale a few months ago for $1!
The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd – We’re heading off to Ireland in June, so I’m taking this opportunity to reread this Irish saga. Rutherfurd turns history into fascinating generational stories.
From Around the Web:
Top 10 Historical Fiction – I’m a new contributor for a book blog I love, Literary Quicksand! In my first post I listed my favorite historical fiction that isn’t related to World War II.
BookCon – It’s a dream of mine to attend this book convention one year. Coincidentally, in 2018 it takes place on our one year wedding anniversary. Apparently paper is the traditional first anniversary theme, so this sounds like the perfect gift, right??
Ready Player One Book Vs Movie – An extensive list of differences (with spoilers)! I love comparing and there were plenty of plot and character changes in the movie. It’s still a fun action movie that keeps the spirit of the book intact. Go see it!
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