May Reads

Wooo! Lookit me go with being all on time with this month’s reading post!

April’s books were both a great success, I flew through both of them!

I loooooved reading A Mother’s Rule of Life. I’ve always worked well to a routine and yet somehow it never really occured to me to set one up for my day-to-day life as a stay at home mum! Holly Pierlot sets everything out so clearly and simply in her book, and it will definitely be a book that I’ll revisit regularly. I’ve drawn up an initial weekly schedule for the fridge and will give it ago over the next month or so before reporting back, so stay tuned for how it all goes!

As I said last month I always enjoyed watching the movie The Secret Garden as a kid, and can safely say that I enjoy the book just as much (and actually think they did a pretty good job of the movie!) Frances Hodgson Burnett’s imagery of Mislethwaite and its gardens is beautiful, and the characters charming. Its got me itching to do some gardening and to plant at least 50 rose bushes.

Since May is Our Lady’s month I thought it would be a good time to revisit this little book on The Rosary by Karen Edmisten that I read some years back. It covers the Rosary’s origins, the promises attached to it and some practical ways to pray it (when you don’t really feel like it).

Also on the table is Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy. I know absolutely nothing about this book. I bought it from an opp shop on a whim because the cover was pretty and the title sounded amazing… #shallow. The little description on the inside cover says that its set in Ireland and tells a story about a Fr Brian Flynn and the miracles thar occur around St Ann’s well. Yes. Please. Thankyou. Can’t wait.

As the cold weather begins to set in, the grass grows and the dark clouds roll in, there’s no better time of year for snuggling up with a book 👍 What are you reading this month?

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