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This is a book review from one of my favorite authors I did on “Good Reads” today:The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Though I did find the aspects leading up to the climax of the story somewhat tedious and had thought this would be the first Morton story I gave a 3 too, the ending set it over a top to a 5. Why, you might ask. Let me explain: The story was long, but I really like a long book. (Long stories take longer to read, since I hate a good book to be over too soon.) Many reviewers on here said they did not care for the characters: I totally got attached to them. It was a good read for me because the end totally tore me up. I knew something horrible was coming, but I never knew it would be that way she did it. It was actually somewhat a horror scene for me because I could see how vibrant it was and felt the pull of being in any of the girl’s shoes when the climax stabbed like a knife to my heart. You see, I a am one of those people that happens to be what is called a highly sensitive person. I really try to stay away from sad books because of this. About once a year, I make an exception. At the same time, (though I know Morton’s books are melancholy) I never knew this one would tear me up and apart like I did. I really cried. I especially could know and believe I could feel how Hannah felt at the end. How Grace was haunted by the ghosts she was. Hurt that Grace did not tell the truth in later years, but knowing nothing could be done to remedy such a tragic tale. No matter what happened later. It is and was so really to me, I cry as I type this. I am just so melancholy and know, that though this is a fictional story, that such things do happen. History marches on and there is so much truth the book brings to me: It was almost like a horror story in the end. (and it was for all ,except maybe Grace and the characters surrounding her when she was older.
I even had strange dreams last night, not really night mares, just strange.) The book did have loose ends somewhat which I did not care for, but then, isn’t that the way of “real life?” So anyway, I could give nothing but a 5 got the way the book moved me.
A quote that fits me:
“Better to lose oneself in action than to wither in despair.”
I thought you might get a glimpse also into one of life “gifts” in my personality I deal with also. A gift that is very hard on me alos at times. The video is helpful in learning how to use this gift to serve others and also control it so I can keep from damaging myself with more health problems or keep myself from worsening my pain, etc.
This book is historical fiction with mystery. Do you like a book with both aspects or mystery and or historical fiction? Do you like fiction at all. Maybe You like it in other genres? Comment if you have the time, so I can know you better also. What do you read or not?36.728115 -91.852371
On my weekend wandering through blogs, I came across this wonderful quote. Even today, having to still interact and depend on verbally abusive husband caused me depression even though I have escaped and have my own place I still have to deal with him since he is paying my bills so I am not completely free yet!!! I need to learn this!
I guess I am sucker for Awards. Thanks to http://brownboyspeaks.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/the-liebster-award/. ( I read how to shorten links, but forget how since I do not use it enough. This link could be shortened!) So I was nominated for the leibster award again and could not resist. I agree with who nominated me that this is a great way to explore new blogs and support other bloggers.
Here are the rules:
- If you’re nominated, you must provide a link back to the person who nominated you.
- Give 11 facts about yourself.
- Answer the 11 questions created by the user who nominated you
- Nominate 11 people & ask 11 questions for them to answer!
These are Eleven Facts About Me:
1. I love antiques, vintage finds and retro stuff.
2. I would love to spend 24 hours without sleep doing crafts or diy while watching you tube.
3. Speaking of YouTube, I watch videos from a variety of subject including the crafts and diy; Today I am listening to videos on psychopathic behaviors. I watch crime which connects sometimes with the latter. I watch movies and health videos. I listen to music and almost daily listen and or watch a video that has something to do with online business.
4. In spite of this, sometimes I wish I could escape the internet and go back to the days when I did not have it in front of me and the have to’s to keep up with all my connections on here.
5. So I have 3 places I am selling some of the things I love: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DappledMoonEmporium? ref=search_shop_redirect Loving crafts and vintage stuff, you can discern why I am doing this. (Hint: I ran out of room to stor and display all my handmade and collections. I will keep a lot though. lol) I also sell my more up to date items and not woth as much stuff for credits on a site called ” Listia. I then can buy craft supplies with the credits which means no money is needed. Ebay did me good a few years back, so I am doing that with some items also. ( Since I do not want to go on and on here, I am not adding the links for the latter 2 .) I may post them someday, but I want to go easy on my readers and keep you from deciding not to read further. lol)
6. I like unusual names and wish mine was not so common; I have about a dozen friends on Face Book with my 1st name. Ugh!
7. I could never figure out a certain career choice because I like so many different subjects.
8. I have lived in Washington, Oregon, Montana , Florida and Missouri.
9. The state I want to visit is Maine.
10. I love chickens and cats. (Contradiction?)
11. In reference to #10: I have what is called “brittle asthma” and have a deadly allergy to both animals. (This has been a hinderence to me my whole life, though I count my blessings and live with it as well as I can.)
On to Part 2: Questions given me by brownboyspeaks:
- Who inspired you to blog? I would say it has to be myself.
- What are your hobbies? As stated prior, crafting, creating, collecting. I also read, love games, learn, internet, decotae my home. (Check out my photos on here,hin, hint.) Studying crime, missing people.Thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales. This and that. List making?
- How many languages can you speak? Please list all of them. Finally an easy one. English alone.
- Another easy one: How many countries have you travelled to? Never been out of U.S.
- When was the last time you were so drunk that you couldn’t walk straight? 25 years ago
- What is your comfort food? I would say any nut butter.
- Where is your favourite place that you have ever visited? Hard to name one, but a dream from my childhood was to visit Laura Ingall’s wilder home and museum in Mansfield Missouri which I did about 3 years ago.
- Do you own a smart phone and/or tablet? Yes, but gifted it to my kids to use.
- Do you know where Malaysia is? Yes, but would not be able to name it on a map for a perfect score.
- What is the one item that you ‘must’ bring whenever you travel? My Kindle
- What is your favourite colour? I have 2 : Coral, salmon color and teal, mint green colors.
Now the fun part: My nominee’s are….drum roll…..
To join in the fun: http://ceenphotography.com/2014/09/30/cees-fun-foto-challenge-the-color-yellow/
Word Press photo challenge of the week is “Endurance.” These records are from a collection I got for a couple dollars from an estate sale. They have “Endurance” since they are from the 50’s and in great condition. I got these thinking I would sell them either on Etsy,or Ebay. Someday I will get them on there. I keep forgetting to get mailers to ship them in.
The photo on the right is not my own. I just had to try out this new “image widget” that is now on the right side of the template.
http://ceenphotography.com/2014/09/10/cees-which-way-photo-challenge-2014-11/ Link to participate.
This is for: “>http://ceenphotography.com/2014/09/09/cees-fun-foto-challenge-contrasting-colors/ Join the fun and I am sure you can do better than me. (Not the project, but the photo ). What can I say, but the bathroom is small and no way to maneuver the camera well. Window is right there on the curtain. ( Nice in a personal way, but not for a photo) And it can be dark in there also. I do need a better camera. Sigh, someday…….
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