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Missing May

I borrowed this book from my mom yesterday and finished it just this afternoon. It’s a very short, easy read.

I guess that’s expected when it’s labeled as a children’s book.

I don’t really know how I feel about it. It’s about a girl and her adoptive uncle who have just lost their beloved May. What do they do now. How do they cope? It’s an interesting perspective but mostly the writing is creative and fun to read.

This Wednesday we have a book exchange for our relief society activity.  What will I take? HMmmmmm.

I miss reading. I used to read all the time.

I think about reading all the time but I’ve gotten so far out of it that in a way it’s hard to get back in. Where do you start? The genres that used to appeal to me don’t anymore. When do I have the time?!

I started reading the old Wizard of Oz book to the boys. The really old one by L. Frank Baum and practically no pictures. They seem to really love it. Ben a bit more that William but even William is interested and stops me every sentence or so and asks what a certain word means.

I have been doubting a lot that it will work. I stop and ask, “should we stop for now and take a break?” and they say, “NO! keep going!”

I am really enjoying that. The fact that they can just listen with their ears and pick up a story and be enthralled is cool to me. I’m excited to see if we can finish it.

And as for myself, my goal is to find a book that I’m excited to read. I don’t know what it will be. Fantasy? Non-fiction? A novel? Do I even really know the difference? I don’t know. I just know I want to be inspired and changed a bit by reading it…a little bit better somehow.

So if you have any suggestions, please send them my way…I’d greatly appreciate it.

The hubby is starting up the fire and I’d love to spend more time cuddling around it with a good book. 🙂

 

 

 

Elizabeth Smart

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I just finished this book.  After I read my friend Danielle’s post about it I knew I wanted to read it (thanks Danielle!).  So when I saw it at the store sitting on the front shelf just begging me to buy it, I didn’t resist. I bought it.  And wow.  I don’t buy many books because normally you can just get them at the library for free but I knew this would be a good one to own.  And I was right.  Elizabeth is an amazing girl.  I just sit in awe of her.  I feel like anybody that went through what she did should be seriously screwed up!!  I probably would be!  But she isn’t.  She is stronger because of it.  She does such a good job relaying the story, in amazing detail.  I often wondered as I was reading it how she could remember all these details!  9 months of hell and you’d think her mind would have automatically blocked it out or something but nope! I’m afraid it’s burned into her memory and she does an amazing job at recounting it and then inspiring her readers in the process. She lives in my cousins neighborhood…well at least she used to.  It was creepy to read about the kidnapping and being able to perfectly visualize where it took place.    I would love to meet her someday.  I don’t even know her but I feel like I do and I want to be like her.  Her post kidnapping self.  I love how she just chooses to be happy and lets the atonement of Jesus Christ heal her wounds.  Wow.  I recommend it.  It’s depressing as you read it because you realize that this man that kidnapped her is so evil, and I mean like downright devilish and that he’s not the only one! There is such evil and hurt in the world!  I think that’s why I read it in under 2 days because I was hurrying to get to the happy part.  It does end happy.  And I know that even with evil in this world it is still a beautiful place.  How could it not be with the Kingdom of God on it?! Truth is restored and justice will prevail!