Archive for ‘Books’

September 26, 2011

The Glass Castle-Jeannette Walls

by fromsugarwithstyle

I love a memoir that makes me step back and take a look at my life and how grateful I am to have it. The Glass Castle does just that. Told from the prospective of a girl who chronicles her dysfunctional life from the time she was a child to adulthood. This book tells a great story of heartache and unconventional happiness that makes you take a step back and understand a family of a different dynamic. Along with telling a great story this book is beautifully written and captures the reader from the start.

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September 16, 2011

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

by fromsugarwithstyle

Every now and then I come across a book that is so inspiring it changes my life. The last lecture is one of those books. Written by a man who finds out that he is dying of cancer and decides to do one “last lecture” as a tribute to his children. This book gave me the inspiration to make a list of all the things I have been putting off  or wanting to do and actually make the effort to do them. It reminded me to enjoy life a lot more and to make sure I show the people I love just how much they mean to me. It also made me realize that bad moods and negative thinking are not the way to deal with anything. This man had the most uplifting attitude even given his situation. Its was a remarkable read.

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