Over the past few months I’ve been spending most of my “fringe hours” at my sewing table, working on quilts and other sewing projects. Reading this month has taken place, largely, at the sewing table. With audiobooks.
This month I listened to The Kitchen House while working on my youngest daughter’s new sunrise/sunset quilt. I am not sure whether it was the desire to get the quilt done, or how much the story drew me in, but I spent way more than my “fringe hours” in my sewing room this month! The Kitchen House drew me in and is still on my mind. What an powerful, heartbreaking story. This book is entered as a book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able on my “Reading for Fun” list for the MMD 2017 Reading Challenge.
Another book that will stick with me for awhile is His Word in My Heart by Janet Pope. When we stopped homeschooling, Scripture memory fell off to the side. It had been a regular part of our homeschool journey. New school schedules changed our daily routines and I have struggled to find a place for that discipline. Now, even though I struggle with doing things alone after so many “together” years, I have jumped back in. If you need encouragement as to why memorize and how to memorize, I encourage you to read this book. His Word in My Heart is just that, an encouragement!
I could not put this book down. At times I have thought a little about the evacuation of British children during World War 2, but not to the extent that this book has me thinking. Can you imagine sending all the children of your city, including your own, to live with people you don’t know who live in the countryside? Of course I start thinking about all the things that could go wrong, will they treat my children kindly, will the children be safe? But this story has a tremendous twist. I won’t share any spoiler here, but just think about the title.
Another thought on my mind from this book is this; people at that time just might have been stronger and tougher than we are now. They sure faced a terrible threat, made hard, yet proved wise decisions and took on the fight. Such self sacrifice and courage.
So that is what I finished reading this month. On our vacation to the Pacific Northwest we listened to about 12 hours of the Count of Monte Cristo. I am continuing to read Full by Asheritah Ciuciu and Crazy Love by Francis Chan. And after a trip to Powells Bookstore in Portland, I have a pretty stack of books to read my way through this spring.
What did you read in March?