A standout book that I did not review on the blog was What My Bones Know, a memoir by a survivor of Complex PTSD (or relational trauma, as I think it could be better described). Thanks so much to What’s Nonfiction for pointing me to this powerful account of personal transformation. I also read my first of several personalized recommendations from The Book Stop, Dani Shapiro’s memoir Inheritance, another very thought-provoking story about family and individuality.
Along with some other heavy doses of reality I had fun mixing in some fantasy with this month’s Narniathon title and a few for March Magics. I also had a great time listing some of my favorite Castle books for Top Ten Tuesday. And I announced the casual readalong event, Reading the Theatre, now taking place in April. Join me if you so desire.
Books read in March
(Links to my blog post or review on Goodreads)
- The Box of Delights by John Masefield – Reread
- Death at la Fenice by Donna Leon
- Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett
- Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo
- Brain Maker by David Perlmutter
- The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis – Reread, Narniathon
- Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
- The Bible by Karen Armstrong
- You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar
- The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary
- The Spellcoats by Diana Wynne Jones – Reread
I created three episodes for the Enchanted English podcast but then my attention turned to other things. I did enjoy doing it, but I’m not sure I want to spend my time and effort this way. I’ve started teaching a small beginner class locally and that is enough challenge for me at the moment!
Some weeks ago I decided I really need to focus on my health and try to work through some longstanding issues if possible. With the help of functional medicine I may finally be seeing some ways that I can address my digestive problems and feel better. I hope I’ll have some good news about this in the near future (and if not, at least I’ve learned something).
A couple other slices of life I posted this month:
- Lovely Lucerne – Pictures from a trip in October (better late than never)
- Connecting with failure – My One Word reflections for March
I look forward to reading your news and updates. Keeping in touch with you helps me stay sane in a crazy world.