It's Lent and time to think about making a sacrifice for God.
A book friend decided to give up buying books during this time. Pretty big sacrifice.
One of my friends actually suggested that I might give up...gulp...reading! As if that were possible...as if I could stop breathing....
And, honestly, would God really want me to sacrifice books?
In other matters, I'm reading a lovely book today. It's And I Shall Have Some Peace There. I wish it had arrived last Saturday instead of yesterday so that I could have been reading it all this week during spring break. Author Margaret Roach leaves her big job as editorial director at Martha Stewart Living for real living in the country. Very relaxing read.
And it's time to start planning for Dewey's 24-Hour-Read-a-thon. It will be the weekend of April 9th.
I'm still reading the two books I planned to read during spring break, George Dohrman's Play Their Hearts Out and Joyce Carol Oates' A Widow's Story. Dohrman's book, a look into youth basketball, was sad and Oates' book, the story of the devastating loss of her husband, was sad. I finally set both down; when my azaleas start to bloom, it is hard to read sad books and when my azaleas bloom and my pear tree buds out, it is impossible.