|Lilacs out my window, 2018|
April, however, is a bit gloomy and unpredictable here in the Finger Lakes. We've had everything from snow and ice to rain to sun - all to prepare us for May, but gloomy nonetheless. Which is why I spent most of April indoors, reading and writing.
To that end, below is my April reading list. It's still extensive, although May's will be considerably shorter as I've already spent much of it outdoors. In fact, my hubby tried to call me on both the house phone and my cell phone yesterday to tell me he was bringing wings home for lunch, as I found out when he got home with the wings. He asked me why I didn't answer either phone and I told him, "I was outside, first hanging the laundry, then scraping the balcony (which is a sorry state and truly needs some TLC), then sweeping the walk, then daydreaming about the containers I would plant next week." He asked why I didn't take my cell phone with me and I said, "Because I was enjoying the outside!" Who needs to be disturbed by a phone when I was listening to the birds?
Here's my April list, a little late:
|Star Trek: Vulcan's Forge||Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz||science fiction|
|Star Trek: Shadows of the Sun||Michael Jan Friedman||Science fiction|
|Star Trek: The Three-Minute Universe||Barbara Paul||Science fiction|
|Warrior's Bride||Gerri Russell||romance|
|Border Lord||Haywood Smith||romance|
|A Play of Dux Moraud||Margaret Frazer||mystery|
|Angel Mine||Sherryl Woods||romance|
|Gentle Warrior||Julie Garwood||romance|
|The Gift||Julie Garwood||romance|
|A Play of Knaves||Margaret Frazer||mystery|
|A Play of Lords||Margaret Frazer||mystery|
|A Play of Treachery||Margaret Frazer||mystery|
|Guys and Dolls||Damon Runyon||fiction|
I have a lot of Star Trek books I've collected over the years and am working my way through them. Most of them can be read in a day, although that in no way detracts from their enjoyment. Same with the romances. The Margaret Frazer books are absolutely delightful and the Damon Runyon book is just plain fun. To be honest, though, I'm not finished with it. May happened, so you'll see it again on my May list.
Go outside and enjoy the newness!