My rating - 4/5. I have mixed feelings about this book. It is divided into several parts and the first few read like a hymn / prayer. I was captivated by the flow and words, and could not put it down. The story is pure fiction and talks about Jesus before resurrection. He is married … Continue reading The Book of Longings – A book review
My bougainvillea has been growing for several years on the trellis, to the point that the trellis framework has become unsteady under its weight. I had a maintenance crew come in and take care of the heavy branches. They did a phenomenal job of carrying out my instructions to the letter, only one problem, it … Continue reading Dealing with negative uncertainty (Part 1)
STOP - Read Part 1 for context. As a coping mechanism, I came up with a list of items I know for sure. I wrote in my journal the following: Plants growTime healsI can retrain the vine As I was journal ling, a thought crept up on me like a soft cat. It said , … Continue reading Dealing with negative uncertainty (Part 2)
This book was un-put-downable. I give it a 3/5. Huh? you say? Let me explain. Catherine Chung (the author) is a mathematician herself and sets out to write a story connecting mathematics and life. She is only partially successful in my humble opinion. I was so engrossed in the novel that I skipped meals and … Continue reading The Tenth Muse – A book review
I am not sure why or how I picked up 'Little Fires Everywhere' - Celeste Ng. I liked the book quite a bit and picked up her other book (title) and am reviewing that today. I would give this a 5/5 ( 5 - fantastic). The writing flowed well and the novel was tight. Celeste … Continue reading Everything I Never Told You – A book review
I have been reading a lot hence the absence. I just finished reading Crossing to Safety - Wallace Stegner and feel inspired to share my thoughts with you. If I had to rate the book, it would be 3/5 (5 being too good!). Why this rating you ask? Let me see, I have never read … Continue reading Crossing to Safety – A book review
*********Do not read this before reading the story here.********** Mimi filled her time with hobbies and activities. So much so that she had no time to miss Stephan. She continued making orange juice and he continued working hard on the farm.
*********Do not read this before reading the story here.********** Mimi learned how to work on the farm. Initially she worked with Stephan, later she bought her own farm and worked harder than Stephan.
*********Do not read this before reading the story here.********** Mimi and Stephan separated. Stephan continued leaving oranges at Mimi's doorstep and she made orange juice while Stephan worked on the farm and amassed a lot of name and fame.
Mimi loved making orange juice from fresh oranges. Her husband Stephan brought in big juicy fruit from the farm and left them in the kitchen everyday. Stephan worked very hard. He left for work at 5 am and was back at sun down. He did not mind, because farming was his life's calling. He toiled … Continue reading Orange Juice