Monday, July 11, 2011

Hello Everyone!

Are you as busy as I am? 
 I hope you are having as much fun as I have been having. I've missed you and have to get caught up with what is going on in blog land......computer time is just hard to come by!
 I promise to  share photos of the past two weeks with you but for now I have to tell you about the book I finished last night!


"You don't have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book - you just have to love great storytelling." Rebecca Skloot

"This one-in-a-billion story....seems designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring." New York   (Amen)

This book is at the top of my all time favorites.  It's the kind that years from now when someone asks me for a recommendation of a good read, I will automatically say "Unbroken".  

I feel it is just a matter of time before a movie is made of this remarkable man's life.  I  want you all to read it.....NOW.....what are you waiting for?  ha

17 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad to see you back, Nanny... I wondered what had happened to you. I'm sure you must be enjoying your grandchildren this summer..

Looks like a good book.
Hugs,
Betsy

tootie said...

Welcome back!

I was wondering how that book was. It sounds like something I would really like. Thanks for the review!

Solar Powered said...

well said. it's a book that I will read again someday.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Ah.... my blog world is right again now that you are back!! Nanny, it is just not the same when you are not here.

Thank you for that book suggestion! I hope to have some time to read soon. Like you said, time is hard to come by... when I sit down I either read blogs or knit! LOL! The rest of the time I am running full throtle! I do love summertime! (wish is would cool down just a hair) blessings ~ tanna

Buddy a.k.a. Mr. Bill said...

I read Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand is a good writer!

I might check it out. I just finished a book, and need to buy another.

Deb said...

will have to check it out....

MarieElizabeth said...

I spent part of my vacation just catching up on fun reading...this is going on the list for the next week!

Betsy said...

Well, there you are! You have been missed! xo

T's Daily Treasures said...

I have a stack of books from last summer that I haven't finished yet. Keep saying I will get to them but always so many other things pulling me away. :) Have a terrific Tuesday. Tammy

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Missed you! TOTALLY understand the lack of blog time!

I love to read books recommended by others! THank you!

elle dee photography said...

solar let me borrow this book... can't wait for lunch hour to read some more!
~lindsay

Grandmother said...

Nice to hear from you. Loved Seabiscuit and will look this up since I thrive on good stories well told.

Just a Girl said...

Hi nanny, I'm glad you are back! You took a long "blog-break" like I did, I'm glad I'm not alone! ;D

Life can be so busy sometimes, it is so good to find a wonderful book to read. I am glad you did so! I will be checking into this book, thanks for the recommendation! I will be posting about a wonderful book myself soon, hopefully tomorrow!

Blessings to you, have a wonderful day!

Gypsy Heart said...

Thanks for the recommendation ~ I love to read! Hope you're enjoying your summer thus far. It's so ding dang hot here it's just miserable. We've had 18 days of triple digits, no rain and drought conditions...heat advisory daily and more in the forecast.

Thanks for your comments re: Caylee. I just cannot get that situation out of mind for very long. I just wonder what Ms Casey is going to do once released. The Defense will probably get her out in the wee hours of Sunday morning and have her in hiding. :-(

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Thanks for the recommendation ~ I love to read! Hope you're enjoying your summer thus far. It's so ding dang hot here it's just miserable. We've had 18 days of triple digits, no rain and drought conditions...heat advisory daily and more in the forecast.

Thanks for your comments re: Caylee. I just cannot get that situation out of mind for very long. I just wonder what Ms Casey is going to do once released. The Defense will probably get her out in the wee hours of Sunday morning and have her in hiding. :-(

xo
Pat

Marguerite said...

Welcome back! I'm super busy, too, and don't have much time for reading, except blogs, of course. :) Will put this one on my reading list for my vacation, in August. Thanks for the review!

Tricia ♥Barn Charmer♥ said...

I have several books waiting in line right now to read, but I'll certainly look in to this one! Thanks =)