Our corkscrew willow trees behind our house are all green, and the trees that line the park walkway are covered in new buds that will soon be white flowers. Despite the cool, wet weather we are having on this first day of April, spring is definitely here. And if I needed further proof, I would just wait until Thursday when the landscaping crew arrives to mow and trim the lawns of our small subdivision. Nothing like the sound of lawnmowers and weed whackers to say spring and summer.
In March I read two novellas that I loved, one novel that bored me to tears, and two non-fiction books. I especially enjoyed The Life and Times of Call the Midwife. I adore the show, and so I loved the behind the scenes look. I read it on my Kindle Fire HDX so I got to enjoy all of the included photos, both in color and black and white.
The two novellas I read are part of the Year of Weddings series. When I bought the first two novellas, written by good friends of mine, I really didn’t think I would buy more of them. But I was hooked! So I’ve completed March and will soon begin April’s installment.
I have completed 19 out of 40 books in my Goodreads Challenge (48%) and am ten books ahead of schedule. That won’t last because the book I’m currently reading is a huge, dense, non-fiction that will take me a good deal of time to wade through.
Our church is continuing through its study of the Book of John. My reading through the Bible was a bit sporadic due to travel and revisions, but Numbers, John, and Deuteronomy were on deck for the month of March.
Jerry and I didn’t go to the theater in March. We had planned to see Noah, but it didn’t take a lot of digging for me to know it just wasn’t my cup of tea.
On DVD, I stumbled upon a movie from 1997 called The Island on Bird Street. The setting is the Jewish ghetto in Poland and follows a young boy as he struggles to survive after his grandfather is shot and his father taken and the ghetto emptied by the Nazis.
No bragging rights for the month of March. I only logged 93 miles (should have had a minimum of 124 miles). My week in Texas without my treadmill played a part as did my many hours at the computer working on revisions.
Since July 2012, I’ve logged 1,686 miles and 3,843,647 steps.
- I’m still revising Love Without End but have nearly reached the end. Will be so glad to be done with it so I can get back to the next book in the Kings Meadow Romance series.
- March saw the re-release of two of my award winning/finalist women’s fiction books—Beyond the Shadows and Firstborn. Both of these novels are $3.99 for your favorite ebook reader. (Isn’t that cover of Firstborn stunning?)
- I did a few more radio interviews about the story behind the story of A Promise Kept. And I’m so grateful for the response to that book by readers.
That’s my wrap up for March 2014.
Now tell me, how was the month of March where you are?