By Mike Aux-Tinee.
Below are several books that I have read lately.
I picked up this book after Tammy Strobel from Rowdy Kittens wrote a review about it on her blog.
There is much to like about this book from the first to the last page. It’s more than a run of the mill rah-rah inspirational book about writing. The author, Brenda Ueland, not only is she an accomplished writer but she also spent considerable time tutoring her students; helping them become better writers and inspiring them to continue writing. She feels that everyone can write and has something important to say. Throughout the book, she mixes in stories to support her points and you get the feeling that you are sitting in the room listening to her lectures.
I was on the fence about if I should continue writing, once I was finished with the book, I felt that it was something that I should not stop doing.
This next two books are a departure from the first one and are about history. I know, history is boring,.. or at least that is what we have been told. Maybe you had a very boring history teacher, the class was tedious and you did not see the point and how it would make your life better.
There is a line, that history is written by the ones who won. But there is and always will be two sides to the story. Often, there are facts that are left out that are rather inconvenient and are best left to die on the vine.
I liked both of the two following books about American history during our colonial period.
This is a departure from the last two books and should be no surprise that it’s here. I had to read Walden twice. The first time, I did not completely understand what the point was. I picked it up again and read it slower this time and I caught much more than I did the first time.
This last book I found very interesting. Susan noticed how her family was moving farther apart and one of the causes was technology. As an experiment, she cut the cords on technology and unplugged her family. She is heavily influenced by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and it shows.
I really liked this book and every parent should pick this book up, read it and then do the same with their family. You may reclaim your family like she did.
If you have any book suggestions, please pass them along for the greater good!