Wintergreen Shabbat

Let books be your dining table,
And you shall be full of delights
Let them be your mattress
And you shall sleep restful nights.
~Author Unknown

The Ides of March have come and gone and nothing untoward has happened as far as my reading is concerned! I’m 5 books ahead of my target and still feel I haven’t been reading much.

Talking about the Ides of March, got me thinking of the wonderful time of studying Shakespeare’s  Julius Caesar,  in school. I can’t believe that I can still recite several passages from it by heart and not remember the name of someone I met two days ago!

March also means St Patrick’s Day and it makes me think of the Irish and all the lovely Irish authors I’ve enjoyed since I was a kid – thanks to my aunt who introduced me to them.  Catherine Cookson, Maeve Binchy and more recently Cecelia Ahern are just some of the Irish authors I’ve enjoyed. When Maeve Binchy passed away last year I was so sad. I immediately downloaded her last book Minding Frankie. But I must confess I haven’t read it yet – thinking I would save it – because once I’ve read this I’ve read them all. Now I hear she had one book published posthumously – A Week in Winter. So I can start reading  Minding Frankie soon and keep another one in the ‘to-read’ section.

What Is Lighting My Kindle Now

Incidentally,  The Color Purple that I mentioned last month was  an absolutely fantastic read – as good as the movie. Highly recommended.

I received ARCs (Advanced Reader Copy) of quite a few books via NetGalley for review. Here are some of those I’ve completed this month.

I read  and reviewed Just Breathe (Random Romance). It was  humorous and yet touching story. Read my review here.

My first Jude Deveraux novel True Love (Nantucket Brides Trilogy)  was rather entertaining – albeit rather long drawn out. The review will be up soon.

The one that really touched me deeply was Love Water Memory. Will write that review soon.

Imperfect Pairings was rather disappointing.  Don’t even want to write about it, but I must.

Now here’s something interesting.  Sit up and take note.

As you might have read in some other posts of mine, I absolutely love reading Alan Cohen. When I came across Linden’s Last Life: The Point of No Return Is Just the Beginning, I knew I had to have it.  I came across CupoNation, a company that offers fantastic coupons for e-retailers. I found some great coupons for Flipkart here, and got a fantastic discount on the book.  I’m going to start reading it next week.

What are you reading? Any recommendations?