March 2020 was the month the world turned upside down for most of us. Reading helped me to stay afloat!
I managed to keep up with most of my reading goals: some nonfiction, some books from around the world, and something from my own shelf, the results of which you can see below. An immersive fantasy trilogy also seemed like a really good idea, and I plunged back into the world of Robin Hobb’s Farseer trilogy. But my interest lagged by the third book, so I’m looking for another venture.
What books are helping you to cope right now?
- For March Magics, I appreciated anew the wonderful works of Terry Pratchett and Diana Wynne Jones: in particular, A Blink of the Screen and The Homeward Bounders.
- I found The Body Keeps the Score to be an important book for anyone interested in the understanding and treatment of trauma — a topic that touches all of us, especially now.
Other Books Read
- In Pursuit of Disobedient Women by Dionne Searcey – Reading All Around the World
- Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
- The Book of Forgiving by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu
- The World I Live In by Helen Keller – Back to the Classics
Other Features and Events
- I asked Are there too many books?
- I summarized my progress in the Reading All Around the World project.
On my other blog, Entering the Enchanted Castle
- I shared my experience of the musical Les Misérables – Do you hear the people sing?
- Some thoughts on finding bread in the wilderness – Our daily bread
- And on the question Can health also be contagious?