Here's my pick of books that I've added to my to be read list this week - so many books so little time!
Three Little Birds by Lysa Mullady
Blue’s feelings are hurt when he’s not invited to find worms with Red and Yellow. So Blue impulsively starts a rumour. Before he knows it, his little fib has spiralled out of control, and all the birds are caught up in the big drama. Can Blue make things right before it’s too late? Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals with more information on dealing with gossip and helping children build positive relationships. Minutes of Glory by Ngugi wa Thiong o
(General Fiction / Multicultural Interests)
A dazzling short story collection from the person Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls “one of the greatest writers of our time”
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, although renowned for his novels, memoirs, and plays, honed his craft as a short story writer. From “The Fig Tree” written in 1960, his first year as an undergraduat…
Here's a selection of new books I've added to my To Be Read list this week - now where to begin?
The Heart of a Sinner by Lynn Shurr
A tiny premature infant is delivered into the caring hands of NICU nurse, Annie Billodeaux. His father, Matthew Keaton, is the newly hired running back for the New Orleans Sinners football team. His mother is deceased, victim of a stray bullet fired in a gang war. Matt blames himself for having brought his wife to the city. Annie's heart goes out to little Daniel and his suffering father. As she teaches Matt the ins and outs of the NICU and the handling of his child, her affection for both grows into a love she cannot confess so soon to the grief-stricken man. Matt feels the pull of Annie's tenderness, but won't act on it out of respect for his wife's recent death. When Daniel is able to go home, how can Matt keep Annie near until the right time comes for him to voice his love for the Angel of the NICU? Secret Lady by Be…
Not you're average re-telling....an incredibly dark and shocking tale based on Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice in Wonderland.
What I Learned:
This made me think about the world we live in where mood altering medication amongst other things can be handed out really easily rather than giving people the tools they need to cope with life unmedicated. Probably if you look around the place that you are sitting right now more than two-thirds of the people there are on medication of some description...so many people with their moods altered by chemicals...I wonder how different the world would be if we were all in our "natural" states?
Sometimes the only choice and control we have in life is to choose how we react to everything going on around us.
A beautiful observation about loss and remembering.
The discussions about fate versus choice and nature versus nurture are probably as old as time. I know when I start thinking about these things I can go around and around in circl…