Tuesday, April 21, 2015

read a book or two

tonight, we read a new book

as it turned out,
i find the story a bit sad (maybe even depressing).

as we read the story,
i watched for his reaction.

obviously he wasn't as excited with this story as others (especially the colorful ones with lots of cars and trucks),
but at least he didn't say he didn't want to read it.

the only question he asked was
"where is mommy?"
there is no mommy in the story....  it was just dad and his son and daughter...
he kept asking and held my hand.

when we turned off the lights, 
he put his little arm around my neck, and held my hand.

yes, i am quite shallow *smile*
this book, my true love gave to me, caught my eye because of the pink pages...
not just any pink, but a very pretty neon pink.
i am loving it as the short stories are whimsical and they are all about my favorite season, xmas!
i have wanted to finish the book over my xmas break last year but clearly, i am far from that.

over the weekend, i got myself two other books, actually one and a related one.
again, the book, wonder, caught my eye because of the illustration on the cover.
i had wanted to get this book but was a bit hesitant to read about the difficulties august has to face...
but i finally got it...

some of the precepts from the related book, 365 days of wonder:

*three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.* ~ henry james

*life isn't about finding yourself.  life is about creating yourself.* ~ george bernard shaw

*the smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.* ~ unknown

*your actions are all you can own.* ~ flynn

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