Monday, May 7, 2018

April 2018 Reading Highlights

"Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime."

Shakespeare's Sonnets


I had a lovely reading month in April dipping into Shakespeare's Sonnets - I think they're perfect for the spring. 😊 Another old favorite I revisited were Emily Dickinson's Letters! If you're intimidated by her poems, these are the perfect introduction - sometimes beautifully peculiar, always interesting reflections...

"There is a tall - pale snow storm stalking through the filed, and bowing here, at my window - shan't let the fellow in!"

"The world is just a little place, just the red in the sky, before the sun rises, so let us keep fast hold of hands, that when the birds begin, none of us be missing."

I also finally finished rereading Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe which has been on my TBR for ages. Full of adventure on the high seas, and I love his descriptions of how he sustains himself on the island, both in practical ways and in more spiritual ways...

“I ought never more to repine at my condition, but to rejoice and to give daily thanks for that daily bread which nothing but a crowd of wonders could have brought.”

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