I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tips for Tuesday - Books - Channel of Peace and The Other Brother

We may have been given one or more of the below mentioned books for free for review purposes. This post may also contain affiliate links, if you click on a link and make a purchase we will be compensated. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Me - Today I am recommending Channel of Peace by Kevin Tuerff.  This book is about a man who was stranded in Gander on 9/11. He is one of the people whose stories are the basis for the show Come From Away. The book was really interesting. I haven't seen the show Come From Away so I did not know that much about what happened in Gander after 9/11. The book was very inspirational not only because it made me really want to see the show but because reading the book makes you want to do nice things for other people just like the people of Gander did after 9/11. As a matter of fact, Kevin Tuerff himself, started a 9/11 Pay It Forward where every year on the anniversary of 9/11, people do random acts of kindness for strangers. If you want to read a book that will make you feel good, this book is a good choice.

Mom - Today I am recommeding The Other Brother by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. Denny Springer is one of the most famous singers in the world. Mona is married to his brother, On the surface, Denny seems to be a self-centered jerk, and he and Jack have never been close. Still he is Jack's brother, so Mona feels like they should spend some time together and do some bonding. When she invites Denny to spend some time with them in their summer rental home she never expects him to take her up on her offer, but he does and when Denny arrives, things don't go exactly like Mona thought they would. This is an endearing book about family and how hard it is to truly know another person even if they are your family. The characters are really well drawn and likeable. All in all, it's an engaging read.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.


  1. I have only recently learned about the story with Gander and would love to learn more. And the second book sounds intriguing, and I think i would love to story about family. Thank you for some excellent recommendations.