2017's Word of the Year

2017 word of the year- Enjoy- I will strive to relax and enjoy life more in 2017. My goal is not to get stressed about little details but to enjoy the things that God has given me, big and small.

Friday, February 22

What I've Been Reading Lately

Last month I got a free book to read on my Nook. It was called It Happens Every Spring by Gary Chapman and Catherine Palmer. I have to admit, I got very depressed when I read this book and I can't really put my finger on why. It was about a marriage going very wrong and how you could see it slowly falling apart but the characters either didn't notice or didn't care. It was about people who were very selfish and couldn't see outside themselves. At first I thought the reason I felt depressed when I read this was because in that same week I heard about three different couples whose marriages were ending or headed that way. One couple has been married about the same length of time as me and my husband and have children the same ages, this really made me blue to think that they couldn't work things out after all these years together. Anyway, my daughter mentioned that she too had read this book and felt very depressed afterwards. So, I guess I'm giving a warning. Read this at your own risk.

I just finished The Marriage Wish by Dee Henderson. I loved her O'Malley series, and although this book was good, it wasn't her best. But I'm okay with that. Sometimes I just like a nice read and this was just that.

I have also been challenging myself to read more nonfiction this year. When I was in the thrift store I saw a copy of The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. I had been wanting to read this and for $1 I figured I couldn't go wrong. This has to be one the best books I've read in a long time. And a plus for me is that each chapter is on it's own, so I just read a chapter each night before I went to bed. It was inspiring to read about men and women who overcame challenges for a greater cause. I think my generation has lost that. I hope we can find it, soon. On a side note: I was interested to learn that Tom Brokaw came from a little town in South Dakota and wrote about many people from the Midwest.

I am loving the fact that I can download library books onto my tablet via Library Overdrive. This works great for me because many times I am wanting something new to read on the weekend or in the evening when the library is closed. I just checked out The Heirloom Life Gardener and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. If they are good I will let you know.

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