Rewarding Reading

Yes, Jenni@newsofthetimes@wordpress.com has honored me with The Booker Award – for which I am grateful.  The truth of the matter is any award that acknowledges that I live in my own world is very cool.  It’s ok though – they know me here.

I love Jenni’s blog because she suffers no fools, poses timely and provocative questions and engages her readers to think.  And she manages to do this with a very deft touch.  I’m not saying this to suck up – after all, I was one of the lucky ones who got this award – therefore, everything I’m saying is just accurate and objective.  Truly, check out her blog if you’ve not done so – it’s a great place to spend some time.

The other fun part of this particular award is that I’m to list my five all-time favorite books.  I can’t do that, though I have tried to winnow the field down.  So, the only way I can be compliant is to list five books that I love with the caveat that they are five of probably fifty that would be up there in the ‘amazing’ ether.

A Wrinkle In Time – Madeline Engle

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

The Catcher In The Rye – J.D. Salinger

Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

Now I’m feeling guilty because of all the ones that I’m not listing..maybe this award is more difficult to accept than I thought.  Perhaps I can wax eloquent about this little world I live in…?  I didn’t think so.

Now to  pay this forward I nominate others who undoubtedly have favorites we may want to add to our cosmic library (for a library of outstanding books would surely be cosmic)..I’m tapping on the libraries of:

Amber@wordsbecomesuperfluous@wordpress.com

Bonnie@paperkeeper@wordpress.com

DrBillWooten.com

Andrea@thehandwrittenlife.wordpress.com

Renee@lifeintheboomerlane.wordpress.com

Lori@Donnaanddiablo@wordpress.com

Russ@Agratefulman.wordpress.com

Ivonprefontaine@wordpress.com

It’s your turn!

Oh one more thing – Rhoni my dear @HelpMeRhonda@wordpress.com…I think you still owe your loyal friends and followers a few more bits of information??

Have a great evening everyone..

A Friday For Lissie & Susan

One of those strange weeks where nothing is really wrong and yet…well, meh.  I lost a gorgeous day to a migraine, fell out of step with one of my kids (which is not to say we are at odds – we’re not, I’m just out of sync).  I’m missing a friend’s wedding out-of-state today and am feeling a little a bit petulant. And as you can imagine, I don’t do petulance well.  So I’m going to turn it around, focus on the specialness of this day for Lissie and Susan.  And around 12:30 this afternoon I’m going to whisper “Congratulations!! May you always live in love and health and joy”..and that alone will make this a lovely day..