Wednesday, 5 June 2013

More Favourites! Great!

I have been pleading with everyone to tell me their favourite book.  Penny was my first response.  Now I have a few more.

"The Art of Racing in the Rain:
My Life as a Dog"
by Garth Stein

Carol found this book had great insight into human behaviour.  The dog has understanding and compassion sometimes missing in people.
Her favourite quotes:

Your car goes where your eyes go.
The driver who cannot tear his eyes from the wall as he speeds out of control will hit that wall.
The driver who looks down the track as he feels his tires break free will regain control of his vehicle!
Now you have to remember this is a dog who speaks with the wisdom of a philosopher and sees things that we overlook.
He also says when he gets to be a person he would like to live each day as if it were stolen from death.


                         "Bhagavad Gita"
Barb has read this book, also called "The Song of God" about 25 times and it always rings true.  It is a spiritual guide that was written originally in Sanskrit.  You need a good translation and it's best to read without the commentary in order to experience the essence.  Each time you read it, you will gain more insight.
Barb also enjoyed "Gift from the Sea" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh and "The Clan of the Cave Bear" series by Jean Auel.

        "How to be Sick" by Toni Bernhard
Anne finds this book is her personal favourite because it has been helpful.  It show you how to enjoy life with illness and would be helpful to anyone with chronic illness.



     "Stone Angel" by Margaret Laurence

Cathy thinks Margaret Laurence is a great writer.  She has read the book several times since she first read it in her early 20's and thinks it is really easy to connect with the issues in this novel.


"The Guardian" by Beverly Lewis
Evelyn loves all the books of Beverly Lewis but she especially enjoyed "The Guardian".  She could relate to the story because it was real and understandable.

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