Recently the rain has allowed little time for the sun to shine. When I lived in SouthWest Texas, rain was always exciting. It meant pizza, movies, and cozy blankets. Now I long for sunny days and the rainy ones are gloomy and sad. But I’m trying to treat every rainy day like it’s the first rainfall of the season. If it’s gonna rain, it’s gonna rain so might as well try to continue day-to-day life as if it’s not there … Or if you love to read, you can make the most of your indoor time with a good book and a hot drink. Here are some books that I recommend reading on a rainy day:Continue reading “Rainy Day Reads”
Rating: 4/5 stars
Goodreads Synopsis: Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike—particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens.
Mariana Andros is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge. When another body is found, Mariana’s obsession with proving Fosca’s guilt spirals out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her closest relationships.Continue reading “Book Review: “The Maidens” by Alex Michaelides”
The other day I was thinking about how different we all are. Each and every one of us has a quality or interest or physical feature that makes us unique. It’s amazing when you think about it. How could there be so many humans that have lived from the world’s beginning until now and not one of us has been exactly alike! But it’s these differences that often cause divisions and misunderstandings. We all have these different ideas and the way we perceive the world is different from the person next to us. Yet I find it remarkable that some people can have the audacity to reject another person’s ideas and viewpoints.Continue reading “Why We Reject Novelty”