A couple of our favourite books from the past month. What have you read recently?
Selected Poems 1923-1958 by e. e. cummings
Between Shades Of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Grace for the Good Girl by Emily FreemanA Million Miles In A Thousand Years by Donald Miller
Donald Miller talks about how to tell a good story with your life. Story is, in essence, a character who wants something and overcomes conflict to get it. He talks a lot about his adventures in learning to tell a better story, and the changes he made in his life. They range wildly from biking across the country, to climbing mountains in Peru. It's engaging, and entertaining, and it's made me think about the story I want to be telling in my life. He says that in movies, if the character doesn't know what it wants, the story become muddled and stops moving forward; and I've looked for the ways that's reflected in my own life. I recently read this book for the second or third time, and I loved it just as much as the first.
You Can't Get There From Here by Gayle Forman
Gayle Forman's book is about her and her husband's travels throughout a shrinking world. I'm halfway through this now- I've been taking my time, not speeding through it like I normally do. Her stories of Tonga, Cambodia, India, and ect. are easing my appetite for wanderlust, at least for the time being. She's a phenomenal storyteller, and I'm really enjoying it. There's on line in particular that stood out to me. I've written it everywhere, in notebooks, on my hands, saved as a draft on my phone. It goes like this, "We weren't really here. We were waiting to go there." And that, I think, is something we can all identify with.