August 2016 Reading List

I love book lists!!

It was John Wooden that said, “Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.” Nothing can replace the Bible and all of its purity, richness, and treasure. No other book can transform your life like God’s Word. However, we should also be learners of all things, including people, places, and things. My goal is to broaden my scope of reading in the next few months, but here is my list for August. Be Blessed! Be Revealed!

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. Grit is the number one determiner of success. Gritty people focus on one thing and continue in the face of adversity. They may get disappointed, but do not remain so for long. They continue to practice despite setbacks because they are not only interested but also find meaning in what they do.

Grit

Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You by Banning Liebscher. You…

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Power to The People’s Book Prize

Introducing Misty Books!!

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Have you got a mo?
It’s just that I’ve got a bit of news.
Oh you know already?

How, if you don’t mind me asking? After all I only just found out…
Sorry? You what?
You think that I’m going to tell you about the honeymoon!
Honestly, you lot!
All you every think of is sex.
Well it is, isn’t it – be honest.
In fairness I have done a blog about that little adventure, but I thought that I’d tell you about this other news first.
What?
No this is nothing to do with sex either.
Really! Get a grip!
And no, that’s not a euphemism for anything.
Yes, I know I wrote a blog entitled ‘Sexual Healing‘ the other week, but I’m not going to make a habit of it.

O.k? Are we clear now?

Right then.
Back to business.

Thinking of previous blogs, do you…

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Resolutions – be careful what you wish for…

This is Misty Books!!

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Oh, hello, nearly missed you there – huddled up the corner like that.
Do you want me to..?
No.
Oh, o.k.
Well I’ll just sit here for a bit if you don’t mind.
No, I won’t say anything.
I’ll be nice and quiet.

Dum, de dum de dum.
Pardon?
Oh sorry, I didn’t realise I was humming, no.
Nor drumming my fingers on the table.
I’ll just…
Humming and drumming. Heh! I made a rhyme.
Oops!
Sorry again.
Yes – quietly.
Like a church mouse, eh?

Did you do it?
No, I know we agreed, but I was just curious.
About that thing you said you were going to do.
The New Year resolution, yes.
That.
Did you!
Really!
And how did that work out then?
Oh dear!
Still, at least you tried.
Well yes, I suppose if you had a pound off everyone who said that you would be…

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Food and Drink

I would like to introduce you to Fearless: Jo Ann Maxwell!!

Fearless

The holidays between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are typically a time when people overeat or at least eat things that they normally don’t eat. There’s a big turkey dinner, eggnog, cookies galore, special desserts, family gatherings, more big meals, football games, and any other celebrations that people can think up.
Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I’ve tried to really watch what I eat. I try to eat more fruits and vegetables, such as eating the rainbow. I try to limit my white foods, such as sugar, flour and white potatoes. During this time of year it’s even doubly hard to watch what I eat. Too many cookies, too many pies, and just a lot of good sweets. Since each of those white foods is inflammatory, I know that if I eat too much, my legs and feet spasm and cramp more than they usually do.
Since moving to the…

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Blogging Away – Louise Wise author of ‘Wide Awake Asleep.’

This is Misty Books!!

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Let me take you forward in time.
It’s Christmas Day.
You’ve eaten way too much.
Hold on, you didn’t have sprouts did you? Did you!
Oh dear!
You’ve watched the Doctor Who Christmas Special and stood to attention whilst Madge has told us how horriblius her annus has been again.
On Boxing Day you’ve queued for ages to get to the local mall, only to find that thing you wanted hasn’t been included in the sale.
You’ve got back home to find that you have to sit through all of the Back To The Future films – in reverse order.
And – hang on, what’s this!
You’ve got Tuesday off too.
What you going to do now then?
Well I don’t know about you but after these time travelling analogies I’m going to be downloading Louise Wise’s new book, Wide Awake Asleep.

And here to tell you about it in…

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LUCINDA’S 2016 FAVOURITE AWARDS

The granddaddy of all book review posts on Lucinda E. Clarke!!

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I have read and reviewed 140 books this year and to keep track I now list them on a spreadsheet. I’ve chosen 6 biographical and 10 fiction books as those I most remember – those that forced me to ignore the world around me and keep turning the pages. Each one spoke to me, moved me, informed me or delighted me.

I wish there was space for more books, as these are not the only good books I’ve read this year, but simply the ones I remember best. I am in awe of the authors listed below, for their skill, their story telling and the way they wrote about their lives or the tales that flowed from their imagination.

BIOGRAPHICAL FINALISTS

When Angels Fly  by  S Jacksonmy-awards-24

Why? A true sory about the depths that human behaviour can sink to and the indomintible courage shown by the author in rising…

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‘Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel’ by David Rakoff

I would like to introduce Waldina!!

Waldina

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I wish I could buy everyone David Rakoff‘s  latest (and sadly last) book:  Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish:  A Novel.  Those of you familiar with David Rakoff’s writing know that for the most of his career, he has been a memoirist similar to David Sedaris.  His latest (and last) book is a departure, a novel  in rhyming couplets written while he was dying of cancer.  I bought the audiobook of it, read by the author (edited by Ira Glass) and completed 13 days before his death, I wanted to hear it how he wanted it to be heard.  I walked all over Manhattan on Christmas Day in 2013, alone, listening to his words in his voice.  I listened to it again today while walking Scraps on Lake Washington Boulevard. It is achingly beautiful. I am not the only one that thinks so, I have collected exerts…

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Rumi Wisdom

I would like everyone to meet Insane Roots!!

Insane Roots

Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi, thirteenth century Sufi poet

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