Is it me, or are the weeks simply whizzing by? The last week I have caught up a bit on a few book reviews.
First up was a duo of books about Lilacs. Now, I was probably cheating, as there were only pictures in these books, but they lead me to my Royal Horticultural book on Gardening, so there is a tentative link to a book!
These are two books from a set of four showing some lovely photographs of Lilacs. You can read the review HERE.
I also did a review on another book, again mainly photographs. The book was called Adam Clark Vroman and the review is HERE . This book contains some lovely photos of Indian life in the South Western United States. What drew me to this book, was the cover image.
The third e-book I read, was more like an essay, written by the daughter of a naval man who was present at the time Darwin was bombed by the Japanese in 1941. It was a small, yet fascinating account of a series of memories that are likely to be forgotten unless recorded. So whilst, it was a quick read in terms of pages, for me it raised some interesting points. I logged a review on Amazon and the author responded and I hope she writes more of these family stories. The book was called Australia: The Bombing of Darwin and One Family's Story by A.A. Gallagher. The review is HERE.
The 1st of March was World Book Day, and unless I have been reading on line with my eyes shut I did not see any posts about the event. HERE are my reflections and memories of my childhood reading.
I also managed to complete two books and those reviews up next week.
- Sew Deadly by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
- The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love by Beth Pattillo
Apart from that I competed the Family History Writing Challenge for the second year. Usually, I post daily and I started this again this year, but decided to write each day and proof read and post later on. I am now working on a theme titled Fearless Women for the whole of March to celebrate Women's History Month. Even if you have very little interest in your family history have a look at the prompts and see how much or little you know about your female ancestors.
For April I am planning to once again take part in the A-Z Challenge and you can read the details HERE. Last year I kept the alphabetical theme vaguely random, yet at the same time linked to me, so I chatted about our pets, deceased family members, or special places. One of my interests was covered under T is for Thyroid and I created an A-Z all Thyroid related.
This year I am undecided whether to use a bookish theme, or a places theme or more of the same as last year. I need to decide soon as I want to get the posts written prior to April and then I can spend April reading the posts written by other participants.
Finally, It is Bloggiesta time again, although it not again for me, as being somewhat preoccupied last year I completely forgot to take part! The Bloggiesta weekend is 30th, 31st March and 1st April. To read all about it and to sign up click HERE.
Until next week.....