I didn't get a lot of reading done with company here but it's been awhile so I have some books you haven't heard about yet.
I wasn't really "looking" for a book about sociopaths but our library has a table with new books on it as you walk in and this one grabbed my attention. I think there is spiritual guidance in every moment of every day and I have gotten pretty good at listening to mine. I picked it up. I'm so glad I did because after all the years of having a lot of rejection and betrayal and never an apology for any of the mistreatment or criticisms....I finally got closure! I attract them like flies! LOL! It doesn't bother me anymore but I've always been curious as to why and usually looking at myself for flaws (oh, I have them alright) but none to explain the relationships or treatment I received by people who supposedly "loved" me. It had me flummoxed to be sure. I knew some of it was jealousy and envy but there were also those that just plain wanted to break my spirit from the time I was little. This book gave me the answers. I have always been the one to speak up and say "the emperor isn't wearing any clothes" and for that I was shunned, criticized and blamed. For awhile I was starting to believe everything WAS my fault but then I got sick...very sick and was also going blind (literally). I had to sell my farm, give up my career and come down here where the doctor said the climate would be better for me. During this "exile" to Arkansas, I came to the realization that THEY were all wrong about me and I was wrong about myself too. I had allowed people to convince me that everything was my fault. Since then I have listened to my spiritual guidance and have healed both body and soul. This book just gave me an explanation. I have never been happier! I deserved so much more and now I have it.....peace, happiness and a love for all regardless. "Forgive them for they know not what they do" has been my mantra and I also look at rejection as not only protection but direction. I highly recommend this book. It's great information by qualified individuals and there are great resources in it also.
This was a Pulitzer Prize winner? Really? I'm not even going to "review" as there was no plot and it was more like a documentary in words about fictional people....very strange. This was my audio book last month and it is going, going, gone! LOL!
Someone recommended this author and boy am I glad I picked it up! She is an Australian writer and does a superb job of story telling, suspense and fascinating characters. It was one of those books where you can't wait to go to bed so you can pick it up again. The great thing is she has written quite a few so the love affair can continue!
A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book—a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday, they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, "Nell" sets out to trace her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell’s death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. A spellbinding tale of mystery and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of your imagination and never let go.
This book is a collection of newspaper articles that Gladys Taber wrote for the Cape Cod Oracle in her town of Orleans, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It was what she was working on just months before her death in March of 1980. The book is a years worth divided into "monthly" chapters. She writes about her friends and animals, of nature both human and Mother and it is the gentlest, kindest thing to read before going to sleep at night. I'm on October right now but I can see keeping this on my nightstand and reading the corresponding month at the beginning of each month throughout the year. A gentle reminder of the gifts of each season.
Another Kate Morton book!
This is the book that made her famous. Unfortunately, having 2 of her books going at the same time can be confusing so I'm not sure this is going to work out. I may have to stop reading one of them. I'm getting "character confusion"! LOL!
cleaned the tub
cleaned up the house
blogged and read some blogs
vacuumed the living room
changed the sheets
picked, hung and washed a load of laundry
called Dish on problems with t.v.
finished crocheting squares for Dottie Angle blanket