February Reflections

February was a good reading month for me!  It was not a month of “escape,” however. I took on some very powerful reading experiences with The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood; and March, Book 2, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. I thought that In the Wet would be a wonderful old romance by Nevil Shute, but it was much more than that. It turned out to be a story of political intrigue in an England of the “future.” The book was published in 1953, the story takes place in 1983.

I finished The Two Towers, by J.R.R. Tolkien, which I read slowly and enjoyed very much. Being so familiar with the story, I was able to notice and focus more on the writing itself. That was a real pleasure. Founding Gardeners, by Andrea Wulf was an interesting view of the founding fathers as gentlemen farmers. And Death Without Company, by Craig Johnson, was another enjoyable Walt Longmire mystery. I do love a good mystery!

All in all, a good reading month for me, and I’m looking forward to my March reads.

 

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4 thoughts on “February Reflections

  1. Nan

    I loved reading your reflections. I know about Jefferson as a gardener, but not the others. There’s a wonderful book I’ve read a few times called Dear Mr. Jefferson: Letters from a Nantucket Gardener by Laura Simon. Pure delight, and very informative.
    Do you have certain times of day that you read, or is your reading more random?

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    1. Robin Post author

      Thanks, Nan. I’m going to look for that book on Jefferson as a gardener. I’d love it, I’m sure! Your question about reading times is a good one and I had to think about it. I love to climb into bed and read at night, that’s one lifelong habit. During the day…I will often read in the morning, although I also enjoy doing a jigsaw puzzle each morning (an app on my iPad) while I have a big cup of tea. I listen to audiobooks in the car or when I’m working on a knitting project. So…books in the morning and at night, and mostly audiobooks in between. How about you? Do you have certain times or is it more random for you?

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