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April Monthly News

Welcome to the April edition of monthly news! Spring finally sprung up near the end of the month. That made my month. I get less thrilled with Winter the older I get. How's the weather in your neck of the woods? I did well for books, and according to Goodreads, I'm 3 books ahead of schedule for my goal of 100 books. I feel good about that. How's your progress? In my private life, my mom, who is widowed and recently retired, has moved in with me. Though she will be at the cottage for most of the year, the winter will be with me. You may hear more about her in my posts to come. Are any of you caregivers or live with your parents? I'd love to hear your thoughts. BOOKS: Because We Told Her To - Sal Conte (recommend) Superposition - David Walton (recommend) Smash Cut - Brad Gooch Idiot's Guides: Baking (recommend) A Small Indiscretion - Jan Ellison (HIGHLY recommend) A Heart Revealed - Josi S. Kilpack (recommend) T he Princess and The Pea - Dia

#35: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood 's devastating irony, wit and astute perception. Paperback:  324 pages Publisher:  Vintage; New Ed edition (5 July 1996) ISBN:  9780099740919 AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA   |   AMAZON UK Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. In addition to the classic The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy, The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize a

#Win The Scoundrel and the Debutante by Julia London

Julia London is the  New York Times  and  USA Today  best-selling author of more than thirty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Cabot Sisters historical series, including  The Trouble with Honor ,  The Devil Takes a Bride , and  The Scoundrel and the Debutante . She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including  Homecoming Ranch ,  Return to Homecoming Ranch  and  The Perfect Homecoming . Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a six-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas. Praise for Julia London “Julia London writes vibrant, emotional stories and sexy, richly-drawn characters.” –  New York Times “Exceptionally entertaining…sinfully sexy.” –  Booklist “London’s story is satisfying as it builds on the excellent chemistry of the leads, gracefully unfolding with the perfect amount of tension.” – Publishers Weekly