An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear. Maisie’s background investigation for a real estate transaction leads her to discover a terrible wartime secret of the people of small village in Kent. Full of plot twists and interesting characters! #gypsies #violins #dirtysecrets #zenophobiaisbad
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris. This book of holiday-themed essays and short stories was a mixed bag. His personal essays were good, but the others were awful. He’s going for dark humor but the topics are so extreme that they weren’t funny to me at all. Read Me Talk Pretty One Day instead. #skipit #theoppositeofholidaycheer #deadbabiesandpointlessamputationsarentfunny
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. The grown-up version of The Fault in our Stars, with quadriplegia instead of cancer. This book puts you inside the heads of the characters (although I didn’t like the changes of narrator throughout) and really makes you think about what you would do in their situations. #morethanaromance #morethananeuthanasiabook
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. This book is full of practical advice about how to communicate with your kids to build up their confidence and make them more independent. It’s not a wishy-washy discipline book, it’s a guide to interacting with respect (going both ways) and teaching kids how to be problem solvers. #nomoreyelling #itneverworksanyway
Linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy
The winner of the big giveaway is Christina Moss! The Project Life mini album and mini kit is already making its way to her in British Columbia.
The One Community photoblogging project continues in 2014! The January link-up opens on January 5. The words for January are treasure, silver, resolution and winter. I always love seeing everyone’s photographic interpretations of the inspiration words.