One can get a glimpse of the busy outdoor life this past month by the lack of books finished. :)
Loving God With All Your Mind by Elizabeth George (Re-read)
(I get so much from all of her books but this is a favorite.)
With Love, Edith by Edith Schaeffer (Re-read)
As mentioned before, I have read through this book many times and continue to draw a lot from it. It is actually still out on my coffee table as I haven't quite finished re-reading it.
Crockett's Victory Garden by James Crockett
Crockett was the original host of the Victory Garden on PBS. This was my father-in-law's copy and it along with its' sequel continue to have a lot to offer gardeners all these years later. I read the section on spring planting.
Long Journey Home; A Guide to Your Search for the Meaning of Life by Os Guinness
I was only able to read a few chapters of this before the end of April so I'll add it to my May books.
Farther Afield by Miss Read
Only one fiction book this month and a small one at that! I came across a rather large selection of paperback Miss Read books at the library's used book room for $1.00 each. I ended up bringing home only two of them (money being rather tight with all going to the garden right now).
As I read this one, I found I had read it before but it was a very long time ago... one of those instances where I recognized what came next but could not predict it! This was one of my favorite Miss Read books and a very good one to read if you haven't read any of the others (for this could stand alone).
I realized after reading a number of the Miss Read books that most really should be read in order of their writing to understand all the places and players. This book and her Christmas books are exceptions. I finished Farther Afield after working in the garden and finishing some housework yesterday. Miss Read writes in such a way that one feels they are living in an English village.
My May selection of books will be more hodge podge than the past months. I will finish the Os Guinness book, plan to read some essays from a Wendell Barry, may decide to read a couple of the light fiction books I have set aside for warmer weather reading (when one's brain doesn't always care for anything deep), and keep my options open for other reading material which may cross my path in the next month.