Happy March, everybody. At my house the daffodils are peeking up through the soggy leaves and my children are telling me that 40 degrees is plenty warm enough for going coatless. I think we're all eager for spring.
This is my first post here-- I'm Jamie, mother to five, wife to one. I have some ideas to throw out for our March book.
First idea: one of my plans for 2011 is to finish the works of Shakespeare, and I wondered if you all might be interested in a Shakespeare play. One suggestion is The Winter's Tale, which is all about persecution and betrayal and persevering when your husband goes crazy. (Not that anyone here needs advice on crazy husbands.) Also on my list for the year is Henry VIII, which might spark some fun discussion.
No pressure whatsoever to join in the crazy Shakespeare project, though. Further ideas: I'd also be interested in reading Diary of a Country Priest, or a Wendell Berry novel, perhaps A Place on Earth.
Tell me what you think, please. Can we aim to settle on something by this weekend?
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