Wednesday, April 4, 2012
My grandmother passed away last week and that is why I haven't posed much the last few weeks.
I'm really hoping to save up enough to buy him for him. I have been working both jobs, but it never seems like enough. I'm hoping after a few weeks I can get caught up and buy my dad this beautiful puppy. I know it won't make up for my grandmothers loss. But he loves boxers and already has a beautiful one.
Books this week The Forever Queen
It started off great and then kind of dragged and I love historical fiction. I wouldn't re-read it but it was and interesting story. The story of queen Emma of England. She was queen twice in a row due to marriage.
From the amazon description:
What kind of woman becomes the wife of two kings, and the mother of two more?
Saxon England, 1002. Not only is Æthelred a failure as King, but his young bride, Emma of Normandy, soon discovers he is even worse as a husband. When the Danish Vikings, led by Swein Forkbeard and his son, Cnut, cause a maelstrom of chaos, Emma, as Queen, must take control if the Kingdom-and her crown-are to be salvaged. Smarter than history remembers, and stronger than the foreign invaders who threaten England's shores, Emma risks everything on a gamble that could either fulfill her ambitions and dreams or destroy her completely.
Emma, the Queen of Saxon England, comes to life through the exquisite writing of Helen Hollick, who shows in this epic tale how one of the most compelling and vivid heroines in English history stood tall through a turbulent fifty-year reign of proud determination, tragic despair, and triumph over treachery.
I also read: Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
From the Amazon website: Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.
For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.
Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?
Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live.
Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
It’s been ten years since Mitch Albom first shared the wisdom of Morrie Schwartz with the world. Now–twelve million copies later–in a new afterword, Mitch Albom reflects again on the meaning of Morrie’s life lessons and the gentle, irrevocable impact of their Tuesday sessions all those years ago.
This was an amazing book and I recommend everyone read it. I live and work in the area so it was nice to know all the places first hand that he spoke of in the book. We all can learn a little from Morrie.What books are you reading?