Weekly Review: Sunday, March 16, 2014


It’s the middle of March already, and tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day! Over the last week the clouds have disappeared and the sun has been out, and the little birdies have returned to the tree outside my bedroom window to greet me each morning when I wake. Ahhh, I just love Spring! I hope the rest of you are enjoying these days of nature’s renewal as well. We didn’t get a whole lot of school work done over the past week: for one, it was so nice out we were outside much of the time, and it was also Spring Break for the public schools and The Boy had friends over to the house on many days. That’s the beauty of homeschooling, though – it’s flexible like that; it allows us to take advantage of a beautiful day or a special visit here and there. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, y’all – I could never have made a better decision than I did when I made the decision to homeschool The Boy. Enough of my soapbox climbing, though – let’s get down to business. I did manage to fit in some reading during all my time in the sunshine this week:

What I read this week:

What I’m currently reading:

Posts from the week of March 9th:

Upcoming posts for the week of March 17th:

  • Review: Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler
  • …and more!

Y’all, please don’t judge – I’m not a proponent of marijuana usage at all, although I did take some time to read a short book about the use of medicinal marijuana for pain management. A close family member suffers from terrible, chronic pain and just cannot get the pain under control – I’ve been researching many options, although since medicinal marijuana is not legal in our state, this definitely is not one. One book you do need to head straight out and look for is Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. Following a high school senior on his 18th birthday – which is also the day he has decided to end his life – this novel is absolutely breathtaking. Many a tear were shed, folks. In the three novels of his I have read, Quick has proven to have a sensitive and knowledgeable view of mental illness and the torment it wreaks on its victims. He is officially on my list of faves. A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames was a nice, easy read – a small-town mystery starring an ex-chief of police and a feisty lawyer who team up to solve a murder. The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose, book #4 in Rose’s Reincarnationist series, moved a bit slowly but turned out to be rather mesmerizing. And let us not forget my dear, dear Chelsea Handler – while Uganda Be Kidding Me was not as fabulous as some of her previous books, it was still quite wonderful – as long as you can handle loud women with an inappropriate, crass, twisted sense of humor (which I totally can!). Check out any of these books, y’all and you’ll have yourself a good read for the next week. Go on, now. Off to the library you go!

What did you read this week?


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4 thoughts on “Weekly Review: Sunday, March 16, 2014

  1. Cathy746books says:

    I had a week of work (my husband does the full time child care for our twins) and the weather here in Northern Ireland was so springlike so we were at the beach, at the park, picnics and walks. Bliss! I didn’t get as much reading in as I’d hoped though but did read David Foster Wallace’s This Is Water. Highly recommended.

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