I got another fantastico tattoo… and this one’s a whopper! =) It’s definitely a big’un, without further ado… my new tat!
I got a carousel horse in honor of my Grandma Mason [my mom's mother]. She got my brother and me an ornament for Christmas every year. Johnny’s were always teddy bears and mine were always carousel horses. I have been searching my entire adult life for carousel horse ornaments, but to no avail. When I first started getting tattoos, I knew this was one I’d really love. I didn’t expect it to be so huge, but I am beyond pleased with it!
My artist is Colin McClain. He’s an incredible tattoo artist and I gave him artistic freedom with this tattoo… and he really knocked it out of the park, as always, I should note!
Mitch Albom is such a brilliant writer. He knows exactly how to get to the heart of life and For One More Day is no exception.
To sum the novel up perfectly in his own words “One day spent with someone you love can change everything.”
This novel was about a mother’s love and sacrifice for her children; it’s about appreciating the days you have with your loved ones while you have them. Mostly it’s about loving people in the right way, with all your heart.
I know I’ve said this a lot about novels, but this one was really moving. Mitch Albom knows how to speak directly to his readers’ hearts!
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Simplistic and endearing, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway is a classic.
I was surprised at how easy it was to read; the sentences were all at a 3rd grade reading level. The deeper meaning and feelings abound while the old man Santiago is battling with his brother, the fish, could have you reeling for days. No pun intended.
This is my second novel written by Hemingway and I am still quite impressed with the thoughts and feelings portrayed through such a simple and seemingly one dimensional story.
-Being able to tell the weather by my sinus pressure. It’s such an odd and rather uncomfortable talent.
-Consistently downing ibuprofen, to no avail.
-The special dinner Mitchel made me last night! I felt so spoiled, reading my book while he went about making a spectacular meal.
-Listening to Fellowship of the Rings at work. It’s such a grand story, and much more digestable in audiobook.
I adore the Lunar Chronicles
!! So much so
that I already dread it’s ending and there are two books YET TO BE WRITTEN
Marissa Meyer captured me with Cinder (my review here) and Scarlet definitely shows her growth as an author. It’s less predictable than Cinder and the character development and twists had me on the edge of my seat!
Scarlet is the classic story of Red Riding Hood only NOT AT ALL the classic story. It follows Scarlet Benoit a simple farm-girl who works selling the produce from her grandmother’s farm to local vendors in Rieux, France. With her grandmother’s recent disappearance, Scarlet is on a mission to go where the local authorities will not. The authorities believe her grandmother ran away, but Scarlet knows this cannot be true. She happens upon a shy and helpful street fighter named Wolf, who helps her on her journey to figure out where her grandmother was taken.
Scarlet’s story is interspersed with happenstances of Cinder’s escape from prison with fellow inmate “Captain” Carswell Thorne. We continue to find out more and more about Cinder Linh and her mysterious past as Princess Selene of Luna. While dodging Emperor Kai (of the Eastern Commenwealth) & Queen Levana (of Lunar), Cinder is on the search for answers from those involved in bringing her to safety on Earth years ago.
I am so glad that I happened upon the Lunar Chronicles. They’re excellently written and NEW. It’s rare to read a story that is entirely new nowadays and I had almost given up hope that we have new stories to be written.