MARCH 2020 WRAP-UP
Amazing how the world has changed since my February wrap-up!
I hope you are all doing well and keeping safe.
Actually, life is still about the same for me, as I work from home, teaching French, and this keeps me really busy these days, with among others, two of my students preparing two different and very demanding exams.
The only major change is Church. We closed our Church on March 14, so besides our usual home prayers, we are watching services from a monastery through livestreaming videos. We have also organized some Skype Conferences for our parishioners, and also social hour, just to chat together.
Last time we left home was basically on March 11, so we are doing good so far.
The above and many phone calls, skype sessions, and emails with many people, parishioners, friends, and family members, have kept me super busy.
Hence so little activity on this blog for a while. I apologize for those who have left comments, and that I haven’t approved yet. I haven’t visited many other blogs recently either. And now I am a few reviews behind.
Some days, I’m too exhausted to read in the evening. So my pace has slowed down a bit.
📚 So here are the titles I read in March:
6 in print
= with 1,139 pages, an average of 36 pages/day
1 in audio
= 2H44, an average of 5 minutes
5 in nonfiction:
- Theological Territories: a David Bentley Hart Digest, by David Bentley Hart – ebook, for review. See notes (to be continued, upcoming review)
- On Tyranny, by Timothy Snyder
- The Book of Numbers – audiobook
- Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau – ebook
- Le petit livre de la vie réussie, by Anselm Grün – for review
2 in mystery:
- Le Pendu de Saint-Pholien, by Georges Simenon – ebook
- La tête d’un homme, by Georges Simenon – ebook
MY FAVORITE BOOK IN MARCH
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
Classics Club: 24/50 (from October 2019-until September 2024)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 8 books read
Total of books read in 2020 = 31/110
Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 12
OTHER BOOKS I REVIEWED IN MARCH
Besides the books above listed, this month I also reviewed:
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How was YOUR month of March?
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Wow, you are keeping very busy! Glad you’re staying safe!
So far so good. I hope it’s the same for you
Hi Emma, I understand the situation. Pretty much all the same here. I suppose it is a good thing to stay in close touch with those who mean the most to us. We should probably do that anyway. I just wanted to check in and say hello. Glad you are well.
Thanks Judy. Doing well, by the grace of God. Slowly going back to blogging. I hope you and your family are all well too. Keep safe!
I didn’t realize that you do your French teaching online. Glad you’re still keeping busy. Our church has been meeting online too—it’s not quite the same, but we’re staying safe at least!
Yes, that’s been my main job for 12 years. Keep safe!
Keeping busy and productive is the best thing (besides staying home) for your health now, so I’m glad you are doing well! We are maintaining here too and I’m making my days fly by with reading, exercising, connecting to online friends every day, chores, cooking, and trying new recipes if I have the ingredients or equivalents. We are in sad need of groceries and right now have a slot for Wed which I hope won’t be cancelled like last week’s was.
wow, I hope you get your groceries. I usually don’t leave home much, beside Church, so real;y things are not that different for me. Just more busy with classes
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We did finally get groceries–we mostly order for fresh stuff–I eat clean and whole foods mostly, so eating boxed mixes and canned stuff makes my body sluggish to say the least.
same here, we really eat only healthy things. I haven’t had vegetables in a can/tin for years in my house. I’m fortunate to be able to grow my own vegetables too
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