“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view; until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
I read this when I was eleven or twelve.
Shockingly, aside from copious amounts of Stephen King, Shakespeare, and assorted English poets consumed in my teens, I was not, and [...]
Thought of the week…
As much as I love sitting down with a box of popcorn in front of a box office hit, there is nothing better than reading the book first.
Head down to your local bookstore and grab a great read and exercise your imagination once again.
I often judge a book by its cover. I never start by reading the last chapter or the last page of a book first. I can easily spend an hour mulling through bookshelves at Barnes & Nobles. Sometimes I like the idea of reading more than actually doing it. I seem to devour books in [...]
To be honest, I’ve never stopped reading children’s books. They are treasures in our home that I cannot part with.
Here’s a list of memorable books that my daughter has read cover to cover zillions of times:
My Farm, Imagine & Magic Beach by Alison Lester.
The BFG by Roald Dahl.
Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten by Bob Graham.
Animal Ark books by Lucy Daniels (there are [...]
Oh no. My first assignment for thefamilyroom, write an article about a book that inspired you.
I read this on my computer screen and turn to my husband, Andrew and say “they want me to write about an inspiration book.” I see the look of concern sweep across his face. “Think back”, he says, “think back [...]
Kaye is a warm, vivacious, single girl who has lived in London, Milan, Sydney, Adelaide and has returned to her hometown of Brisbane as she prepares for the next UK adventure.
A true extrovert, energized by being around other people, she a girl who loves the buzz and energy of social gatherings who has a strong sense of empathy for humanity and an equally strong [...]
So, I have just put down Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell, and am so inspired I could just about cry. Inspired to cook with butter (I did in fact last night cook a fabulous risotto with a generous amount), inspired to do something different, to do it for myself [...]
I am currently in the grip of reading ‘The Five Love Languages of Children’ by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell, which is fantastic it’s almost like I’m having a personal revelation regarding my children!
In the book, they talk about kids needing Quality time, Words of affirmation, Gifts, Acts of Service and Physical touch. Each child [...]
I love reading and I truly believe that reading is a crucial ingredient that we need in our make up as individuals and people on this planet. This amazing ingredient has much to do with how we influence our world. Reading opens doors to worlds unknown, it allows our imagination to fly away, it gives [...]