Welcome to April! It’s my favorite month of the year . . . for many reasons. First, of course, it’s spring. When I lived in a more season-oriented climate, April was the first month when we could count on more warm days than cold ones. And it was the month of daffodils, tulips and forsythia. The air was filled with fragrance.
And April is *my* month–I celebrate my birthday on the 7th!
This year, I also have a huge release on that same day. AGE OF AQUARIUS goes live on the 7th.
So when I saw this reading challenge for April, I thought . . . why not?
April 3: Blue Books
I’ll be honest–I have no idea what a blue book is, other than those horrid small notebooks we used for writing exams back in the good old days. So I decided to make up my own definition–a book that makes me cry. (Get it? Blue?)
The very first book that ever made me cry was By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder. When Jack died . . . let’s just say I still have my original copy of that book, and the page is still stiff from my tears. I’ve always been sensitive to animal loss!
The book that consistently makes me cry, from the first read through this very day, is Rilla of Ingleside. This is the last of the Anne books, and it takes place during World War I. It makes me ugly cry in two different parts . . . and happy cry at the end. If you haven’t read it, you totally should.