April Reads

Ok, so we’re halfway through April and I totally forgot to post about this month’s reading goals! #bloggershame

Last month I read A Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux and Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. The latter was a sweet story, though very short! Haha it was written for children after all! I read it all in one sitting while my girls napped. It will be a lovely one to read with them one day, and it was actually quite nice to just sit and read a story all in one go for a change. I can’t remember the last time I did that!

St. Therese gave me a lot to think about as well as a whole new perspective on suffering, and all so simple! Her explanations and recounts show that it really is simple, this faith journey of ours, if we have the heart of a child. Its a book that I want to come back to in another year or so and reread to see what I missed the first time around. Its also sparked a real interest in learning more about her mother, Zelie Martin, and I’ve discovered a few books on her that have been added to my wishlist for Mother’s Day.

This month I’ve started reading A Mother’s Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot. My mum lent it to me at the end of March, it was an old favourite of hers and she thought I’d get something out of it. Boy was she right!! This book has come at a perfect time for me and where life is for us at the moment. I’m halfway through it and am working on writing up our own Rule of Life, though its proving a little less straight forward than the book makes it out to be, given our broad-acre farming lifestyle. I have faith, though and am very excited to get our daily life in order!

I’ve also got Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden in my reading basket ready to go as soon as I’ve finished A Mother’s Rule of Life. I loved watching the movie as a kid, and seem to think I maaaay have read the book as part of school work back in the day but can’t say for sure so, given that I’ve actually got two copies of it on my bookshelf, I figured it was time to give it a read.

What are you reading this month? What should I be reading next month?

2 thoughts on “April Reads

  1. So glad you’re enjoying “A Mother’s Rule of Life” – I thought you would! 🙂
    I’ve dropped the ball a bit with my reading this last week or two. I finished both my books for March, but have been a bit preoccupied with building a chook pen and shade house to give time for reading of late. However, I have made a start on “The Earthsea Quartet” by Ursula Le Guin and am finding it very enjoyable. Still deciding my other read; given my late start, I’ll probably go with “Flatland” by Edwin A Abbott. It’s one of the maths enrichment books I bought for home schooling a year or so ago. (Yeh, that’s right, I’m doing maths!!!)

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