I'm a poet! I love how my title rhymes. It's the little things, really. And I guess it makes me a little nerdy that I like how news and reviews rhymes!
First: THE GREAT NEWS
Key Lime Pie had a really awesome night at work on Saturday:
1. She was asked to Prom by one of her friends at work. He's a cool kid. And Key Lime Pie is really excited to go.
2. She also received the Employee of the Month award. She got a bonus and is excited that somebody noticed her work ethic.
What a fun night for my oldest daughter!
Now: THE BOOK REVIEWS
I have read quite a few books that I haven't had a moment to write about. So:
I finished the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson.
The Well of Ascension is the second book in the series. It continues the saga of Vin and Elend. I thought this book started off kinda slow. But once it got going, I liked it as much as the first book. I was frustrated when Elend didn't live up to his potential at one point. I was shocked by a twist with a character named Zane. And I was glad I still got to share in the lives of the characters I fell in love with in Mistborn series.
And The Hero of Ages finishes the series. I cried at the end. I think it ended well, but I was also sad about the ending. Does that make sense? I don't want to give anything away, but I really loved these characters and I cried that some of them died, although it was probably for the best. I recommend these books - but be warned that they are kinda violent.
I also read Taking the Stairs by Rory Vaden. Actually, I listened to it on our trip to Colorado. I really liked this book. My husband and brother have been begging me to read this book, but I hadn't made the time. It is an amazing book. I want to re-read it with a hard copy now. My perspective has changed a lot from listening to it. Here are some of my insights:
I need to just do... to just do it now. I need to pick up the phone, send a thank you card, read a book, go back to school, etc.
Another thought: "Success is never owned. It's rented, and the rent is due everyday." I need to pay my dues to be a good mother, a good disciple of Christ and a good wife.
One of the biggest "aha" moments was when Rory Vaden told the story about a woman who was frightened. He said, "It's OK to be scared. Do it scared." I thought about my depression and how sometimes I let that get in the way of doing good things. I changed the phrase, in my mind, to "It's OK to be sad. Do it sad." That mantra is amazing! I'm trying to live by it! I really liked this book.