Four Books for an Early Spring. 

This morning I got my weather forecast from a groundhog, which, in my opinion, is the only truly reliable source of meteorological information. Phil said winter is over, and it sure feels like it today, so I thought I’d share four books for an early spring–two I’m familiar with and two that are on my list to tackle soon.

1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. 

Just in time for your spring cleaning! I read this book and the system works as long as you stick with it. I have not, and so my desk stays messy.

2. Raising the Barre by Lauren Kessler

I’m working through this one now. It’s a light-hearted take on the self-help book, and it chronicles the author’s journey to dancing the Nutcracker as an adult. It’s good for reviving all of those New Year’s Resolutions I’m already ready to give up on!

3. Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin

I don’t know too much about this book, but I think it looks intriguing. I read a review online, and it sounds like a modernized classic Russian novel, complete with the religious themes of a classic Russian novel. I’m debating whether or not I should read this instead of War and Peace. Please don’t ask me how far I am into War and Peace, because I don’t think I’ve even made it past the introduction yet.
4. The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings by Philip and Carol Zaleski


This one has been haunting my book list for a while now, and I think I’m ready to pull the trigger and get a copy.

So, in conclusion, I’ve given you two books that sort of relate to Spring and two that may or may not relate to spring. I’m not sure if my title for this post is completely accurate, but then again, I don’t know how much I can trust a rodent to predict the weather, either.

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