Some great books I have read ,some recently, & some not so recently

Educated by Tara Westover

Where the crawdads sing by Della Owens

The Same kind of different as me by Denver Hall and Ron Hall

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The other Einstein by Heather Terrell

(warning, do not read if you wish to keep a glistening idea of who Einstein the man truly was. Although this is historical “fiction”, enough has been documented as true fact, to be both disturbing and disappointing. I never knew his wife was so involved in so many of his theories. History did a brilliant job of washing away her accomplishments, leaving her fully eclipsed by her abusive (albeit, brilliant…. ) husband…Be prepared to be angry for her, and disappointed in the deeply flawed human that Albert Einstein was.)

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (the movie was excellent for this one also.)

I know this much is true, She’s come undone, The moment I first believed all by Wally Lamb (one of my favorite authors)

The worst hard time, the untold story of those who survived the great american dustbowl, by timothy egan (Excellent writing, phenomenal book , the author even manages to add some sarcastic humor to a subject that would seem utterly humourless.)

And lastly :The story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg , (I just read this one for the book club that we won’t be having a meeting for this month due to the coronavirus). This one was a light read, very nice, sweet story. I liked it. I will continue to post books that I enjoyed in case anyone is looking for reading ideas.

Some great and inspiring quotes:

Remember ,there is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.-Scott Adams

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring out and make new trees. -Amelia Earhardt

True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass.- Ellen Degenerous

For beautiful eyes, look for the goodness in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness, and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone – Audrey Hepburn.

Beauty surrounds us- Rumi

The wound is the place where the light enters you -Rumi

#Inktober52/ Week 5, Word Prompt: Balloon.

This is from week 5 of Jake Parkers Inktober52 Challenge. Instead of daily inking/illustrating challenges (as Inktober is), these are weekly word /drawing challenges. I’m still playing ‘catch-up’ as I decided several months into the year to participate, so these are quick drawings (like the daily’s in October were).