Saturday, April 16, 2011

A different way of thinking...

This video is quite different from most music I listen to, but I love a lot of the sentiments of this song. Besides, several of the ideas were presented in a different way than I am used to thinking, which gets me thinking deeper and therefore expanding my view. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Good day

And that's all I'm going to say.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My favorite...

Beethoven. Always loved him. But when I first heard this piece, I cried. It is so beautiful. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Challenge

So several of my favorite people, including the most important person in my life, were born this month. So the challenge is to, in addition to two non-fiction books, read a book on marriage. Interpret as you will, I guess.

For March reading, I didn't read nearly as much as I generally do in a month since I was so busy, but I did manage to finish the challenge!

I'll go in order of favorites and this month, I even have icons for you to see what the book covers look like!

I read "Eat the Cookie... Buy the Shoes" by Joyce Meyer, which was about getting over feeling guilty and learning to rejoice. I liked the general message, but I wasn't all that impressed with the book. Not one I would actually discourage a person from reading, but also not one I would go out of my way to recommend.

For my mystery (as March was mystery month), I read "The Big Over Easy" by Jasper Fforde. Bizarre and very British. But funny. PG-13, so if you decide to read it, don't say I didn't warn you. :) I loved how all sorts of nursery rhymes were woven through the story. And found several obscure movie quotes, twisted.

The other non-fiction book was "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" by Bill Bryson. As usual with Bill Bryson, I adored the book. It was fascinating! And horrifying! I knew things were a lot different 150 years ago, but there were some things that I hadn't quite pictured and wow! I am so grateful to live now and not then!

Other... notable... (can't think of a better word) books I read this month were "The Rogue Shop" by Michael Knudsen and the Whitney series by Judy Baer. ("The Whitney Chronicles," "The Million Dollar Dilemma," "Norah's Ark," and "The Baby Chronicles.")