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Enchanted Worlds

The best book I ever read was the Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton. She spoilt reading for me because no other book could live up to Silky and Moon-Face and the unfortunately named Jo, Bessie and Fannie not forgetting cousin Dick.

I lived in the home of Moon-Face, could hear the clanging of Saucepan-Man, and could feel the soft, shining hair of Silky.

And I loved the worlds at the top of the tree. How they never stood still. Sometimes magical, sometimes scary, sometimes exciting, sometime peaceful, always moving, never standing still.

I think of the changing worlds of our life. The seasons that pass. And sometimes they are scary. And frightening. And exciting. And enchanted. 

And hopefully, maybe, everything will be okay.

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All The Light We Cannot See

It has indeed taken me over a year to finish my Christmas gift of 2015, ‘All The Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr. After a few slow starts and false starts of other books, it is done. And what I can say is this is one of the best adult books I have read. Something happened around the midway mark. The book reeled me in, and I couldn’t put it down. Yesterday I read the last 200 pages. I read until it was finished. That makes it a winner.

About the book (no spoilers), it is set in WW2 and weaves a story between a German boy and blind French girl. The writing is vivid and rich and contains sections of beautiful prose. 

I have just woken up to it racing through my head, a story that stays with you. Harrowing and poignant. Truth and fantasy intertwined. A must read.

Daily Inspirations by Erika Kind

On Saturday I received my much-anticipated 101 Kind Quotes  physical copy created by my dear friend Erika Kind from I’m Free. First up, I want to say how wonderful it is to be able to hold it in my hands and to browse through it freely. Each quote is set on an accompanying image and has Erika’s trademark butterfly presented on it. So much to inspire. And much about love. My favorites are those revolving around love “Love is the cause, the key, and the result. Love is all that is“. There are 101 quotes, so perfect for choosing one daily at random,  or to read in one sitting. I am really glad and thankful for this beautiful book, and for all the love that has gone into creating it.

Thank you Erika, for your wonderful community presence, and for all that you do for us. We love and appreciate you! ❤

 

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Heart and Soul

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Victory.”

Pleased to say I started reading this book gifted to me Christmas 2008, and finally finished it. This sure is a victory. Only took me 7 years to get there. Has anyone else read it? Are there any Maeve Binchy fans? What half-read book to read next?