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, June 2, 2020

Tips for Tuesday - Books Still I Rise & The Second Home

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Books: Still I Rise The Peristence of Phenomenal Women and The Second Home

Mom - Today I am recommending two books.

The first book I am recommending  today is Still I Rise The Persistence of Phenomenal Women by Marlene Wagman-Geller.  This inspirational book tells the stories of twenty five courageous women who rose above their circumstances to make a difference in the world. There are stories of women whom most people would be familiar with like Carrie Fisher and J.K. Rowling. There are also stories of women who most people probably never heard of like Irena Sendler, who rescued numerous children during the Holocaust and Claudette Colvin, who refused to give up her seat on a public bus even before Rose Parks. If you need a little encouragement in your life during these difficult times, the lives of these women will give you hope. 

The Second Home

The second book I am recommending today is The Second Home by Christina Clancy. This book is the story of the Gordon family who happily spends every summer in their beloved summer home until one dark summer some thing happens that tears them apart. Ann eventually moves to Boston, Poppy goes off to travel around the world and their adopted brother, Michael completely disappears from their lives. When the sudden death of their parents brings them together again not only the fate of the summer house needs to be decided but the fate of the family itself. Reading this book is like watching a train bearing down on a car stuck on the railroad tracks. You can see something bad is coming, but you can't stop it, and and you can't look away. In some ways this book will stir up your anger especially if you are a parent, but in other ways it will touch you deeply The author does an excellent job of depicting the characters of the three siblings and portraying them each in a sympathetic way. Your heart will go out to this family, and you will root for them.

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for What-To-Do Wednesday.

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