❤️❤️❤️❤️ The second book in The Song of Fire and Ice Series follows where A Game of Thrones leaves off. Martin continues to follow the Houses of Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, and Baratheon, among many others, and brings forth a new point of view character in Davos Seaworth, the Onion Knight. Following the deaths of the … Continue reading A Clash of Kings – George R.R. Martin (1998)
Have you ever known a childless (child-free?) woman of around 35 and had it pop into your head "is she ever going to get around to having kids?" Have you ever looked at a woman who has a great career, travels the world, is in a happy relationship, etc. and thought "she'll never be fulfilled … Continue reading Why Do You Care? Our Societal Obsession With Baby-Making.
I am 400+ pages into A Clash of Kings! My train ride has never gone so quickly as it has since I picked up the first A Song of Fire and Ice book! It is rare that I do not read more than one book at a time, but right now, my head is filled … Continue reading Falling in Love With The Seven Kingdoms
My heart is heavy today. The hearts of the western world are heavy today. When someone walks into a space primarily filled with children, with an improvised explosive device and sets it off, that is not an act of war, it is a statement. It forces us to examine how we allow our children to … Continue reading A Plea For Peace: In Honour of The Victims of the Manchester Bombing
❤️❤️❤️❤️ Six years before Gillian Flynn set the world on fire with Amy and Nick Dunne in Gone Girl, she created a dark and twisted family drama surrounding Camille Preaker, her mother and her sisters. Camille is a journalist who hates talking to people and seems to lack any natural curiosity common to the profession. … Continue reading Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn (2006)
Happy Victoria Day! My sister dropped off a book she enjoyed for me to read, so it's a happy day at my house! 🙂 #victoriaday #awalkinthewoods #billbryson #sisters #sister #booklove #booksbooksandmorebooks #bookstagram #holidaymonday #happy #read #reader #reading #readersofinstagram #kalidesautelsreads
Sunny Sunday at the park - kids playing, hubby playing soccer, time to read A Clash of Kings in the park :)#aclashofkings #georgerrmartin #gameofthrones #GoT #sunny #sundayfunday #sun #read #reader #readers #reading #booksbooksandmorebooks #bookclub #bookstagrammer #book #bookclub #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #bibliophile #sundayreading #sundayreads #bookstagram #booksbooksandmorebooks #kalidesautelsreads
❤️❤️❤️ Mayank Chaya spent ten years researching and writing the 14th Dalai Lama's authorized biography, and while he states at the outset that he does not take sides in the China/Tibet conflict, his wording throughout makes it clear that the author sits firmly on the side of Tibet. The book gives people an intimate look … Continue reading Dalai Lama: Man, Monk, Mystic – Mayank Chaya (2007)
❤️❤️❤️❤️ If I read a novel where the protagonist nearly dies several times, survived an airplane being shot through by dozens of bullets, a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean, 47 days adrift at sea without food or water, two and a half years at 3 POW camps, brutal torture, starvation, daily abuse at the … Continue reading Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand (2010)
I am lying on my son's bed, waiting for his breathing to become regular and his ever longer body to relax back to sleep. He is seven and only in sleep do his features smoothen and soften enough for me to find the baby he was not more than two days ago. Right now his … Continue reading Goodnight, My Boy.