author of The Intention Experiment
The tagline is Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World.
A book by Lynne McTaggart is always one you want to read with a highlighter and a pen in your hand. There is always so much to think through and re-visit. So much to remind you of what you already know. And, so much to nudge your soul to move to higher spaces and places.This book was recommended by the leader of my Miracle Manifesting Circle and I can readily see why. It has helped me to see the “Power of the Eight” and the joy of a committed circle of supporters.If you are thinking of starting or joining a MasterMind, please take the time to read this book. You will be grateful you choose to structure it in a powerful way.Excellent writer and thought leader in the world.
Jodi Picoult has long been one of my favorite writers. She writes about such deeply emotional and traumatic things that I can’t always finish them in one setting. She is the author of My Sister’s Keeper which many of you may remember the book and movie about a family who has another child in order to use her blood and organs to keep their oldest daughter alive. This book is no less riveting.
This book is all about forgiveness. Forgiveness of one’s self and forgiveness of another’s atrocities. An old man chooses Sage Singer, a baker and introvert who has been scarred in a car accident, to befriend him at a grief support group. He finds that she has Jewish heritage and wants to confess his sins and be forgiven by her. The more he shares with her, the angrier and more non forgiving she feels.While the story line is harsh, it also provides a different look at the thought process of those young German men who choose (or were lead) to follow Hitler. The narrative helped me to see how one could be converted bit by bit into betraying your values and standards as well as your friends. I am grateful that this is also basically a love story. It is a love story of Sage and Leo who find companionship and love in a strange partnership. It is a love story of Sage and her grandmother. And it is a love story between Sage and Mary DeAngelis or the former Sister Mary Robert who has opened a shrine in Westerbrook, New Hampshire. As part of the shrine she and Sage run a bakery called “Our Daily Bread.”
Five stars on Amazon
Nineteen Minutes is an excellent book and I much prefer the new cover. Jodi Picoult always has the ability to keep the reader guessing and usually guessing wrong. I really love how her stories have such a surprising ending.
This one is about a school shooting which is becoming every parent’s nightmare. There is a pecking order on the playground starting in pre-school and continues through college. One of the ways a kid knows where he is on the pecking order is where he sits in the cafeteria. If you want to know how your kid is doing ask him to draw out the cafeteria and show where the jocks, nerds, intelligent and popular kids congregate.
This story is about parents who try so hard to be best friends with their kids and can never quite get into the mind of a teenager. Like most parents of teenagers, we are never sure whether it is just a “stage” or “hormones” or they need to see a therapist.
I do like the new covers Jodi Picoult is putting on her books.
“Her” is a novel by Harriet Lane. The tagline is “you don’t remember her—but she remembers you” and the back is covered with wonderful reviews calling the book “riveting” “compelling and chilling” “gripping,spellbinding and captivating.” Hmmm, maybe we were reading different books. I kept reading because I thought I would soon run into the riveting, captivating and compelling part of the novel. Nope! I just kept running into the dumb and dumber.Ann Leary, author of the The Good Home says “Harriet Lowe deplores the ‘tyranny of domesticity” and the almost primitive bonds that link women to their children and other mothers.” I wonder if we were reading the same book. Of course, moms of toddlers are tired, that goes with the territory. Of course, other people pity the stay at home mom, but really.. do we take her child just to teach her a lesson?
Even though this is an older book, 2015, by Little ,Brown and Company, I do not think it is worth buying for full price. If you can get it at a yard sale, as I did, then it may be worth a couple of hours time. It is billed as a thriller, but I have my doubts about how thrilling this is. It was not to me.