April flew by so quickly this year! We continued to have record-breaking rains here in the Pacific Northwest throughout the month, but the temperatures moderated and there were days when we could finally get out in the garden and start cleaning up after such a long winter. Byron and I spent two days in Silverton, Oregon, enjoying the early Spring beauty of the Oregon Garden and a short, but beautiful visit to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.
My reading time slowed down but April was a good reading month anyway. I completed 8 books and a knitting project! My favorite book this month was the science fiction novella, Binti! It was so well written and enjoyable, and I loved spending some time out of this currently crazy world. I enjoyed listening to another audiobook in Craig Johnson‘s Walt Longmire mystery series. And I loved reading more poetry during this National Poetry Month! I also read and reviewed three books for The Classics Club, books chosen from my 50 books in 5 years list.
I always love April, and the beauty of the spring flowers and blossoms is wonderful after the darkness of our winters here. May will be a busy month, including a road trip to visit my 97 year old mother and many more days to spend outdoors in the garden and on long walks around town, but I’m looking forward to my May reading, as well.
I’d love to read that title by Jill Lepore. I read her recent biography of Ben Franklin’s sister — quite excellent.
Spring is finally springing up here … except for in my yard! Everyone else has their rhodies out except me. I don’t know why they’re lazy here but I guess I will just get to enjoy them when everyone else is sad that theirs have gone already. 🙂