5 In 2
It’s absolutely true. I just read 5 books in 8 days. It was raining and cold for the arrival of Summer Solstice and I just decided I was not going to the beach anytime soon, so I pulled on a pair of cozy socks, started the fire and began reading.
Thought I would share my list and link you to some interesting sites and let you decide if you wish to put these on your list of summer reads.
HOW YOGA WORKS ~by Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally
This is a gentle novel and an intriguing story about how yoga heals the body, mind and spirit. A young woman, a stranger on a journey is arrested for being suspicious and foreign. She is put in a jail cell, until a local magistrate can arrive and decide her fate. This young teacher transforms the little community of people who surround the police headquarters, through her teaching, living the lessons, and enduring all that is pressed upon her. I found it extremely informative – I am going to write more about this book in the future because I have chosen it for my next book group selection.
HAVE A LITTLE FAITH: A TRUE STORY ~ Mitch Albom
This is another story about a power man, well two powerful men in the religious community. Both men have the nickname of REB. The two men are Rabbi Albert Lewis and Pastor Henry Covington.
Albom wrote the book TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE which was a bestseller and made into a movie. He is a sports writer out of Detroit but he has written numerous other books about death and the afterlife. His childhood Rabbi asked him to write and deliver his Eulogy. This turned into eight years of interviews with Lewis and became a study of how a person is called to “God’s” work and how a synagogue or church community is formed and how just such an action transforms a community.
Covington works for the people in the inner city of Detroit and Albom’s Foundation is now assisting his ministry through articles and newspaper columns which provide funds, clothing, and food to the homeless who would be living on the streets.
It is a book about heavenly caregiving.
It is just a very nice read and this coming week we are going to discuss this book at our July Book group.
THE MILLENNIUM TRILOGY ~by Stieg Larsson
This is a block buster of a read. Each of the three books must be in the range of 900 pages. I read on my KINDLE so cannot tell you exact numbers. These books were published in 2004 in Sweden and have been made into a mini series there. They are now flying off the shelves here in the USA and of course there is lots of talk about movie deals. Two of the three books I stayed up all night to read cover to cover. I have not done that in ever so long, but they are that good.
The basic premise of the book is about the violence against women in society and throughout history. It has a new heroine style figure, who is far better than Wonder Woman, Brenda Starr or Laura Croft by a long shot . She is of the computer generation and is a mathematical genius. There is a wonderful, powerful review of the books by Luisita Lopez Torregrosa on Politics Daily/ Woman Up
There is murder, mystery, intrigue, Neo Nazi – skinheads, hackers, government corruption and lots of historic facts place into relevant context. The star journalist appears to be Larsson’s alter ego.
I think this will hold me through the next couple of weeks, where I will be shelling peas, rewriting my resume, and watering because summer has arrived – we went from 64F’ ( 27C’) and misty rain to 97F” (34C’)this week.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS NEST
Have you ever stayed up all night to read a book? Do you have a summer book list? What do you like to do when it is a rainy, cold summer day?
I have written about lots of other good books which you can find under recommended reading or the table of contents.
Looking forward to your comments – they always add so much to the discussion – Thank you