Merry Summer Solstice (aka Litha or Midsummer)! I can’t believe that we are already at the longest day of the year. The Wheel of the Year is turning and turning quickly. I hope everyone has a wonderful day.
Happy Father’s Day to all those great fathers out there and thank you for all you do! I know I wouldn’t be here without my father. He loves me and takes care of me and I appreciate him so much for that. So tell your fathers that you love them. Hug and kiss them, for you don’t know how long you have left with them.
Title: Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose
Category: Nonfiction, Lewis and Clark Expedition
Review: First, I would like to say that Stephen Ambrose was one of the best authors ever. That is why his works still are sold and read. They are captivating and informative and you can never get bored reading them. This was the first time I read anything from him that was not in the WWII era and to be honest, I was completely bored. It took me two months to finish and I just couldn’t get into it. Now, I’m not saying the book is bad, hardly. He did excellent research and he started with the very beginning: who Meriwether Lewis was. He then went on to explain how the expedition got started. I was very impressed in how he created a view through Lewis and Clark’s eyes when meeting the different types of Indians, the pain of the weather, the excitement, etc… However, being a WWII type of girl, I just couldn’t get into it that quick. I was trying to experiment with a new type of era and it just didn’t work for me. Now if you are a fan of this type of era, I recommend it wholeheartedly. Stephen Ambrose never disappoints.
Title: Kitchen Table Tarot by Melissa Cynova
Category: Nonfiction, New Age, Divination, Tarot
Review: From the moment I opened this book I was entranced by the author. Melissa Cynova, aka Lis, really takes you into the world of tarot and is an honest and down-to-earth writer. She tells you stories about how she became a reader and how she has made mistakes. The one thing that I warn you about is that she is rough. There are a lot of curse words. So if you can’t handle that, then don’t buy this book. I really didn’t care about it. I found as if I was talking to a friend who was giving me straight up advice. She talks about the cards a little differently than other books. Normally, regular tarot books will give you keywords about a certain card like: wealth, financial stability, etc. She takes you through the cards individually and looks through each of their eyes, then gives you what they represent. I enjoyed this book immensely. It has made me pick up my tarot cards again and start practicing. Definitely take a look at this book if you are wanting to get into tarot reading, for yourself or others. I felt it was a worthwhile buy.
Well May was sort of a bust for me guys. I only got one book done. Last month I was still getting together from April. So this month I am hoping to get my nose to the grind and have more books read. I’m a reader darn it! 🙂 Anyway, here are my goals:
- Cookbooks: 1
- Nonfiction: 2
- Fiction: 1
- Other or New Age: 1
So those are my goals. I want to at least get four books this month. Have a good one.
Happy Memorial Day everyone! Thank you to all the wonderful service men and women who have died for our nation. Thank you also to those who are still serving to this day or have served and are living long, happy lives. Thank you all!
Happy Mother’s Day! Today is the day to celebrate our mothers. This is one of the most important days of the year. We don’t often get a chance to celebrate our mothers. However, everyday we should always give them love for what they do for us and remember that they have always been there for us. Love you mom!