Crazy Life

How is your new year going?  Mine has been a little crazy but I have been getting things done.  I kind of fell off track a few times at the end of the year with all the kids here.  I am now back on track and have accomplished many things.  See what I have done this first month of the year.  Read on if you would like to know Continue reading “Crazy Life”

The Song of Achilles

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”
—Ann Patchett
“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

 

The song of Achillies by Madeline Miller was recommended to me by a blogger that is always reading.  I have to admit I was not to sure of this book when I first got it but I was totally surprised.  This book takes a total different angle on Achilles.  David and I both totally enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it.  It you would like to read it just click on the link below.

If you have read this book let me know what you thought or if you plan to read this book let me know.

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Been A Long Time

I know it has been a while since I have posted.  I still haven’t got the Christmas photos taken care of so I can post them.  Four of the five kids were here for Christmas with their families.  We had 15 stockings hanging from the mantle.  We went to my daughter’s house Christmas day where there was another 7 people because her in-laws came up and her brother-in-law flew in from New York.  Anyway more about this next time.

We had a ladies night out with my two daughters and Heather’s mother in law.  We went to a Paint Nite.  It was so much fun.  Check it out here https://www.paintnite.com/. I had never painted a picture in my life, but with a few mimosa’s under my belt I got started.

PaintNite

We all had a great time.  Has anybody else done this? Let me know how you liked it.

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Christmas Craziness!

Are you going crazy trying to get ready for Christmas?  I know I am.  This will be the first year since the kids all left home that we are all going to be together, well except for the oldest.  That makes 4 children, 2 son in laws, 1 daughter in law, 2 grandsons, 6 granddaughters, my oldest daughter’s in laws and her brother in law and my oldest grandson’s girlfriend.  I believe that comes to 19.  What a wonderful Christmas we will have, but getting ready is the hard part. Continue reading “Christmas Craziness!”

Rough and Tumble

Saturday night I went to my first women’s roller derby.  It was a lot of fun but not as rough as I remember watching on TV when I was a kid.  We had free tickets because Midnight Sun Brewing brewed a beer for them and David helps with the tour there every Thursday night.  Anyway I hope you enjoy the photos.

 

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz a novel by Heather Morris is based on the powerful true story of love and survival.  Heather Morris is a writer and native of New Zealand, now residing in Australia. In 2003, she was introduced to Lale Sokolov, who entrusted her with the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust. Continue reading “The Tattooist of Auschwitz”