1. Julie says...

    I love all of these! I just recently discovered Mary Oliver, what a gem of a woman.

  2. Lola says...

    Something about the spring re-invigorates my reading muscles.
    After the longest book drought, I fell asleep on the couch last night — apparently hugging the book I stayed up to finish.
    (Yaa Gyasi’s ‘Homegoing’ – worth staying up, and worth sleeping on)

    • Kristin says...

      Such a good book!!

    • Allison Z says...

      Favorite book everrrrrrr. Reading Transcendent Kingdom right now!

  3. Annie says...

    Yesssss to all of this! Thanks for the sweet illustrations always!

  4. Lauren says...

    Hahaha, YES, I do this with Mary Oliver.

  5. Peggy says...

    I’ve never read any Mary Oliver! Just googled her and there are so many books to choose from…where to start? Any Mary Oliver readers out there who can recommend a few titles?

    • Stacey says...

      New And Selected Poems Volumes 1 and 2 are a great place to start. I’ve read most of her poetry collections, and those books have some of her best pieces.

    • June says...

      Thanks for asking and for the recommendations! I’m not familiar with her either (but will be soon).

      I’m too far north for al fresco reading yet, but I look forward to the day. I definitely have enjoyed my rainy day reading and participated in hopeful gardening reading.

  6. Agnès says...

    I just did the cozy read, it’s raining in Paris. All of these are so so true!

  7. Hanna says...

    Had to chuckle about the ceremonnial Mary Oliver read (big fat yes, of course).

  8. b says...

    Alternately, I’ve opted for a beast of a gothic novel in Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth, but yes, thrilled that spring is here!

  9. Mary says...

    Oh my gosh – the ceremonial Mary Oliver reading. Essential!

    • celeste says...

      Never heard of her. Huh.

    • Agnès says...

      oh Celeste, you’re lucky, you will discover such an inspiring poet!

    • Elizabeth R. says...

      I know! I love her so much. I am glad other people do this.