It was FIVE years ago that I attended my first BOOK CLUB –
Only because the moderator was my wife !
My reading material is fiction – detective – sci – fi –
Sports page – front page – and local news –
I had no idea what they read –
But for five years –
I have expanded my horizons !
I have read books I never heard about –
nor would I EVER pick up to read !
Out of all that we have read – my favorite author
and I have read all his books except one –
Is FREDRIK BACKMAN –
A author from SWEDEN !
IMAGINE THAT as I am married to a third generation removed SWEDE !
These books – I find are mostly not fiction and deal with real life –
Except his !
A MAN CALLED OVE – BEARTOWN – and many more are excellent fiction.
He has a way of spinning a dozen characters
that he could write a entire book on each one !
( and some he has )
Reading has been my go to all my life –
In fact my Freshman year of H.S. –
” IVANHOE” saved my passing English class that year !
I am a terrible speller –
When I was in second grade –
the county decided that memory –
was the best way to spell –
instead of the traditional way –
Well that lasted a couple years
and then they went back
But I never learned the proper way !
And I suspect – a lot of us in that age frame are the same way !
Jon Meacham – ” THE SOUL OF AMERICA “
A tough read – in depth –
I found myself rereading pages and pages –
Just to understand –
But I will tell you all –
It hit home –
it is about what is going on now
It is what has happened for 300 plus years
HISTORY DOES REPEAT !
DEAR AMERICA – NOTES OF A UNDOCUMENTED AMERICAN
By Jose Antonio Vargas
This book described the happenings of RIGHT NOW !
As does the book REFUGEE –
how History repeats itself –
1939 – Jewish – 1994 – Cuban and 2019 Syria –
If you WANT TO KNOW
Pick up these books –
read them –
Much as IVANHOE did for me all those years ago.
We live today as a result of struggles from our history
Find a quiet place – a place of peace –
For that is what makes us knowledgeable
Five plus years ago –
I picked up a book that I would of never picked up
AND I AM BETTER FOR IT –
BOOK CLUB –
QUIET & PEACE
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