March Reads


{a nature journal entry from January- the children and I enjoy doing these together!}

Hello Book Friends! What did you end up reading in March? This is what I finished in March, busy month, I’m slowing down physically, as I’m due with another child soon. I started many fantastic books and hopefully, I’ll be able to finish some of those.

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver by Mary Oliver (****) – This was a 450+ page anthology of Oliver’s poetry. I checked it out from the library following her death earlier this year. Oliver is one of my favorite modern poets, A Thousand Mornings, being my favorite collection of hers. Overall, I loved this and really enjoyed revisiting poems I’ve read before over the years as this is a collection from most of her poetry books. Poetry seems to really be feeding my soul during the last bits of winter and into early spring.

The Invisible Child: On Reading and Writing Books for Children by Katherine Paterson (****) – I love digging into the minds of authors and this book was wonderful for that. This is a collection of essays on life, reading, and writing by the author of the delightful Bridge to Terabithia, among many other things. I had to read it slowly, but it was fantastic and I jotted down many quotes in my commonplace.

The Holy Bible (*****) – Matthew, Mark, a little bit of the Psalms. So lovely to just keep rereading over Jesus’ life. I’m really blessed by this practice!




11 thoughts on “March Reads

  1. You are having a baby??? This is wonderful! How many children is that for you? I have eight, and am talking to the Lord about whether or not He has more for us. I am 44, so feeling I might be nearing our end. However, these little ones bring so much joy, and my children continue to ask me to have just one more! I tell people that the Lord is truly a God who multiplies love and does not divide, because there is definitely more love to go around, the more children I have had!!

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      1. Oh my goodness, isn’t that the truth! It is my “spiritual bootcamp” every single day, and has been thee preeminent thing in my life the Lord has used to complete His good work in me. Still a messy work in progress, for sure, but so grateful for the chance to lay my life down for these He has entrusted me with.


  2. Hi Amy! First of all, what wonderful news about your expecting a child! I’m very happy for you, and wish you all the best as you prepare to welcome this little one into the world! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing about *The Invisible Child* – it sounds like a book well-worth reading. And I enjoyed seeing the nature journal entry – what I neat idea! “God’s Grandeur” is one of my favourites.

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  3. I am SO happy for you and your family! How wonderful to welcome a new life into the world!

    P.S. Hopkins is one of my favorite poets, and God’s Grandeur one of my favorite poems. I memorized it for a recitation project last year.

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