If your care giving duties allow you time to read.....................I'm interested in what book you are in the middle of or just finished or have waiting on your bedside table.
I'm reading "Total Control" by David Baldacci
It's a crime/thriller drama. Quite compelling.
If you can't find the time to read, you should try. It helps to escape from it all in a good book.
“A Therapist, Her Therapist and Our Lives Revealed”
Boundaries by Cloud & Townsend. Then there is the huge amount of
WW materials handed out to learn the program.
And, I devour medical articles, even when I am not researching for someone else here on A/C forum.
So basically, I am unread.
There are a few books new on the shelf that I reviewed, but are unfinished.
Gershun, a thread doesn't have to be that interactive or even active to be a very interesting thread.
Maybe Bookluvr can come and have input here, an excellent topic for former caregivers too.
Lucky, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a movie too I think.
It was a debut novel and I think her publishers must have pushed her towards that ending just to help her over the finishing line. Never mind that it was absolute bollocks and a shocking waste of what began as a sharp exploration of the issues.
But a good read, I agree :)
I am currently reading "Motherland," by Paul Theroux. I am slightly sorry I started. Perhaps it will cheer up in a bit, or perhaps it's not the best choice for forum members. Or perhaps it is! -
"'Machiavelli for beginners,' Floyd used to say. But I would think: Machiavelli, yes; beginners, no. Mother's was an advanced course in power."
Also, "The People In The Trees" by Hanya Yanagihara, but I've only just begun it. The author went on to write "A Little Life"which I read a couple of years ago; excellent, superbly written, but not for those of a sensitive disposition.
I kind of have like 4-5 books I am into at one time. Also reading "Prairie Fires"--a book about Laura Ingalls Wilder's mother, Caroline Quiner.
Peace and safety and comfort?!?!? When you went to milk your cow and accidentally smacked a bear on the bottom????
One thing (among hundreds!) that I particularly love about the series is that there is no sugar coating or pretending whatsoever, this is social and domestic history seen through anything but rose-tinted spectacles. It's an extraordinary account.
I also loved that the first black person Laura ever encounters is a doctor.
And that - oh, I could be here all night. It is a unique perspective, and drawn with fantastic clarity because her writing is so wonderfully lucid.
And jolly funny. You must read 'Farmer Boy' too - look out for Lucy, the pig.
I have only read through the first book which is written through the eyes of a very young child with little awareness of the dangers and hardships that her parents were protecting her from. I am sure Book two is going to be more realistic. What I described while reading the first book was a visceral reaction of remembering and identification. I marveled at it!
How words from a novel, like a poem, can strike a cord within us.
Gosh I'm going to have to go and buy another set :)
I subscribe to kindleunlimited for three months at a time when they offer it for .99. Then I read a lot of books I never would have otherwise. They do have a few best sellers, but most of the books are from Amazon published authors. Some of them are pretty good.
My favorite thing ever, though, is to find a new author. I used to work at the wondrous public library (another lifetime ago), and I admit I judged some books by their covers. I sometimes read a book solely because I liked the cover, and a few times I discovered authors I loved. What a joy to go back and read everything they had written!
Some of my favorite authors are: Elizabeth Berg, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Anne Tyler, Boo Walker (he's an Amazon guy), and Jeanne Ray.
Jeanne Ray's book, Step Ball Change might be my favorite book ever. It was written many years ago, but I read it every year because I enjoy it so much. Actually, my favorite favorite book ever is The Help. I have a feeling Kathryn Stockett is a modern day Harper Lee because she hasn't written another book since that debut novel.
When mom was in nursing care and for about two years after she passed I couldn't read. My concentration had disappeared...............but now I'm back to reading my butt off. I love it!
I've mostly been scrolling randomly through my library's digital collection sampling anything remotely appealing that is actually available to borrow without a huge hold list. Currently I'm waiting on the latest Inspector Ian Rutledge book by Charles Todd and the last available October Day book by Seanan McGuire.
Oh, and the Miss Julia series by Ann B Ross is a fun, easy read.
York version of the movie.
I have a somewhat interesting story about George C. Scott. When I was seventeen they had a cattle call of sorts in my area looking for extras for local movies being shot in our area. My mom convinced me to apply. I did never thinking I'd get picked.
Much to my surprise one day the phone rang and I was asked to be in a movie. My mom let me take the day off school and off I went thinking it would be some lame local production. When I arrived it turned out to be the movie "The Changeling" not to be confused with "Changeling" which came out quite a few years later with Angelina Jolie. I was thrilled cause Jane Eyre with George C. Scott was my favorite movie and I happily watched it every time it came on. So when I arrived they upgraded me to a background waitress part. I got to be up close and personal with old George.
Unfortunately though, my part consists of a one second shot of the back of my head and my footsteps walking away. But it was a fun day and though I never did it again it was good for a laugh.