You bet! This book has totally changed the way I communicate with others and I feel so much more connected to people. I am deliberately removing the word "no" from my vocabulary and I have chosen the word "calm" as my word. I repeat it over and over at night when I can't sleep sometimes. Just saying the word, spelling it out and repeating it over and over changes my heart beat and changes my thinking.
The power of "NO."
I just want to know who will use their compassionate listening skills on me. I need to talk sometimes, too.
These stories are compelling! Inspector Gamache is my new hero. I love him and I love Three Pines. My only complaint is the language.
"My Dearest Peabody!" and her husband Radcliffe are again off on another excavation to preserve the antiquities of the ancient Egyptians while fighting off knives, poisons, visions in white and their own desperate care and love for each other - which creates dangerous situations as well. I cried and laughed - "He had a headache!!" And I thoroughly enjoyed this book - can't wait for more adventures!
Another beautifully written and masterfully narrated novel of a time long ago when men were good and wanted to be good and how they stayed good when other men were bad.
We are family
Mom - her voice was a crisp and clean as were her actions.
I mourned...and rejoiced. I did not know much about the Siege of Leningrad and often found myself cold and shivering during the telling of the "fairy tale." I realized we are all a part of the family that has gone before us - whether we want to admit it or not.
Everyone with cancer...or not...young or old should read this book. I am currently surviving cancer and so many thoughts I could not express showed up in this book. The metaphor of the grenade was sadly so true. I cried and laughed and cried again. Oh, the sweetness of love and the bitterness of loss. This will become one of my all-time favorite books.
Augustus - a true teenager - madly in love, wanting to leave a legacy and make a difference, and figuring out how to deal with his own mortality.
I can't forget "Hazel Grace." Kate could talk like a teen-ager and still sound parental when needed.
The Fault In Our Stars - but not in our dreams.
Yes - just to hear "Flavia, Flavia, Flavia!!" And because Flavia is a delight to know.
When Flavia begins to see the pain in her Father.
No, but this one is superb - will buy the others.
Yes - and I did...almost
Recommended to me by a quilting friend who listens to these books while she sews and quilts. I am hooked now as well.
The characters, their honesty, their humanness, their lives
I enjoyed being inside Boney's head and listening to his reasonings.
The accent for each character - I truly could tell which person was speaking by the way Peter was talking and it was easy to distinguish them.
SPOIL ALERT - When the wife confessed her small part in the deed and her husband put his crippled hands on her head...and then Boney's resolution to the matter. I truly loved him.
No ugly violence, no awful swear words - just pure entertainment, mystery and real life. I will download more of these.
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