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Ann McCauley is a Pennsylvania women's literature author, who wrote the books Runaway Grandma and Mother Love, both available for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
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03/30/21
March Blog
Filed under: General
Posted by: Ann @ 4:49 pm
With a great deal of relief I’m glad to say we’ve both had our Covid vaccines. I hope any of my readers who want the vaccine have been able able to get it or will be able to soon. And for those of you who do not want it, I hope you’ll think it over very carefully, and possibly reconsider. But the last I checked, we still live in a free country and we must respect each other’s decisions.  Regardless of which side of the Covid vaccine debate you are on, both sides are adamantly sure they are right, we must take a collective deep breath and carry on. After all isn’t that the corner-stone of a working democracy?

Another month has flown by, and I’ve been busy preparing for our family Easter celebration. The weather looks like it will cooperate for an outdoor Easter egg hunt. We will have 24 for our Easter dinner, give or take one or two. After the lonesome holidays of 2020, we feel blessed. Hallelujah!

We’re still binging on Heartland and loving it, though I get so angry with Tim sometimes that I shout at the smart television to warn new characters about him. But they never listen. We are on Season 8. Prime only has up to and including season 9. Then we’ll have to find a new source. ( I can’t help being hooked since the grandfather reminds me so much of my dad.)

Due to our extended television viewing this past month, I’ve read fewer books: 
 
The Sound Between the Notes by Barbara Linn Probst. 2021. Fiction. I loved this unusual novel. Please read my review at:  https://www.storycircle.org/book_review/the-sound-between-the-notes/
 
Dignity in Death by Barbara Frandsen. 2020. Self-Help. This is an essential guidebook, full of necessary facts, though not the kind of information we relish thinking or talking about. That is probably why so many people leave this world without having their houses in order. The author makes a good case for preparing for the end before we are at the end; Dignity in Death is 137 pages of straightforward guidelines to help simplify the quandary for those we leave behind. We all know we will not live forever, that death is a universal experience. I especially loved her suggestion that we write letters to be opened after we are gone. What a treasure that would be for our survivors. I highly recommend Dignity in Death as THE simple self-help go-to guidebook for everyone. My complete review will soon be posted on Story Circle.

The Return by Nicholas Sparks. 2020. Fiction. This was an exceptionally good book by Sparks. It was evident that lots of research into PTSD, war injuries and psychiatry had been done before he started writing it. The plot and characters were so engrossing that I was hard pressed to keep up with some of my daily chores while reading it. I recommend this novel with two thumbs up.
 
I don’t know if you are familiar with BookBub. It is a resource used by more than ten million readers throughout the world. I’ve been a member for almost two years, and have been regularly reviewing books. You can look at my eclectic list of book reviews by clicking:
https://www.bookbub.com/profile/ann-mccauley?list=reviews  After reading my pages, you can check out the phenomenal BookBub website. Enjoy!

Till next time, please stay safe and well.
And keep reading my friends.

Later, Ann
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