Still making my monthly goal of reading at least 3 books (not however, meeting any kind of posting goal)! May’s books, in alphabetical order this time:
Bossypants by Tina Fey is very funny! I listened to the CDs over 2 days, and totally loved her tales of humiliation, revelations and success.
The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews. The inside cover explains it best with something along these lines, “a dysfunctional family road trip not unlike Little Miss Sunshine.” Yes please.
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker Verrrry slow read…and a letdown too.
The Other by David Guterson Great story by a talented writer, I’ll be checking out more of his novels.
June’s list is different. Our shelves have housed these titles for a while, but I’d never read through them entirely. Since sharing meals (and to be honest, all parts of living) with Owen, I’ve been searching for ways to make those simple daily experiences grounded in meaning and tradition. Here are some of the beautiful words I found:
“We dedicate this meal to our hopes and dreams for the future. / We dream of a world not threatened by destruction. / We dream of a world in which all people are free to be themselves. / We dream of a world at peace. ”
-adapted from An Haggadah of Liberation
“Your life is your message to your children. ”
“I give thanks for arriving
Safely in a new dawn,
For the gift of eyes
To see the world,
The gift of mind
To feel at home
In my life.
The waves of possibility
Breaking on the shore of dawn,
The harvest of the past
That awaits my hunger,
And all the furtherings
This new day will bring.”