Lollipop recommended a book to me a few months ago... So I ordered it. It has been sitting on my shelf waiting for me to read it for about 4 months. I finally read it two weeks ago AND it is GREAT! The book is When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr. This story takes place during WWII, but instead of a Jewish family in hiding, this is the story of a family who did the smart thing early in Hitler's rise to power and became refugees. I loved how the story is told from the perspective of 9 year old Anna. It does not focus too much on how horrible the Holocaust was and instead focuses on dealing with life as a refugee for a little girl. This is a perfect introduction to WWII for kids, but adults would enjoy it too. The history and feelings about that time in history are definitely worth reading.... This is a book I want to share with my daughters and my future grandchildren. Thanks, Lollipop, for the recommendation!
And Saturday I finished reading Dr. Laura's book The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands. I loved this book too. I love the common-sense, practical and time-tested advice she dispenses throughout the book. Most of the book I felt just reinforced what I try to do already in my marriage. But it was a nice reinforcement and a good reminder to appreciate my husband and treat him like a man! And I definitely realized that there are a few areas in my life where I have room for improvement.
I was talking to Amy the other day and I told her I think every woman who is about to get married (or already married) should read this book. It makes sense. And we would have less divorces and more joy and happiness if women followed the advice in this book. This is Marriage 101, folks!