I love the book section of the Huffington Post; there's always something of interest there. I liked this list of books Huffington Post readers can't wait to finish. One is Michael Ondaatje's Divisadero which I'm really looking forward toreading.
I also found there a review of Heidegger's Glasses, by Thaisa Frank , a book making the blog rounds as part of TLC Book Tour right now. Reviewer Jim Moret has this to say about the book:
"Heidegger is a tour de force whose imagery haunts the reader long after the final page is turned. The book evokes overwhelming feelings of both sadness and hope - I felt richer for having read it."
This week Flavorwire published a list of "10 Essential Books From The Past 25 Years." I'm embarrassed to say that I have not read any of them. Mini-me has me beat--he's read two and even The Big Guy has read one more than I have. Clearly, I have some catching up to do!
Yesterday my day took a drastic change when my daughter, who was helping a friend move, called to ask if we could bring the van to help move a loveseat. Five hours and three van loads later, Mini-me and I finally got home. I've always been big on helping people move; you never know when you'll need the same favor in return. But I'm not sure there has ever been a situation where I have been so glad that I was able to help; a mom with a physical impairment, two daughters, a couple of teenaged friends and a set of grandparents were running out of steam and needed fresh muscles. I came away feeling that I had been the beneficiary of much more than I had given. I walked back into my own home and didn't see the countertop I want to replace or the wooden floors that need to be refinished. Instead I was struck by how much I do have and by how lucky I am to have it. And so very thankful for the family that I have, who are always willing to help when it's needed and always so supportive. It was just the thing to remind me of what this month is all about.