People  |  January 4th, 2018

A Few of Our Favorite Books

 

With the shorter days and colder weather, cozy up to a good book and a warm beverage. Here are a few of our favorites…

 

My favorite book is the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. I have a beautiful older edition in green leather and gold leaf that smells like a proper classic should. The short stories within are captivating tales filled with morality and a common code to live by, the law of the jungle. Don’t let the Disney adaptations fool you, to say liberties were taken would be too kind.

Photo Credit: https://www.amazon.com/Jungle-Book-illustrations-Rudyard-Kipling/dp/1468130501

I may be an oddball here but I love to read non-fiction, biographies mostly.  My favorite one so far is “I am Ozzy” by Ozzy Osbourne.  It’s an interesting story, to say the least, and written just like he talks, but in an understandable way.  It’s almost as if Ozzy himself is reading it to you. It’s also interesting to learn how some…legends we’ll call them, came to be.  If you love to rock, this book is a must.

Photo Credit: https://www.amazon.com/I-Am-Ozzy-Osbourne/dp/0446569909/

It’s a funny adventure of a man who’s not an outdoorsman that decides to hike the Appalachian Trail.

Photo Credit: https://www.amazon.com/Walk-Woods-Rediscovering-America-Appalachian/dp/0307279464/

 

Gordon Mackenzie shares his story of working at Hallmark and the fixed rules, traditions, and systems that are all based on what worked in the past. This is a fun read for managers and professionals looking to change the norm.

Photo Credit: https://www.amazon.com/Orbiting-Giant-Hairball-Corporate-Surviving/dp/0670879835/

A beautiful collection of stories that reveal the richness of life lived with eyes ears and hearts attuned to nature.

Photo Credit: https://www.amazon.com/Robin-Wall-Kimmerer-Braiding-Sweetgrass/dp/B00N4FN53M/

 

Just before the movie came out I  finished reading The Series of Unfortunate Events and really loved it.  My husband read it as a child and still had all of the books! Lucky me!

Photo Credit: https://www.amazon.com/Unfortunate-Events-Beginning-Short-Lived-Hardcover/dp/B01071LGM2/

I enjoyed this book because it has a historical perspective regarding young Irish immigrants who were orphaned in New York City in the early 1900’s and sent on trains to the Midwest to be adopted by families.  It is initially difficult to read about the hardships that many of these children endured.  However, the best part for me about this book, is the unexpected and meaningful relationship between a 91-year-old woman who lived the “orphan train” experience and a teenage girl, in the current foster care system.

Photo Credit: https://www.amazon.com/Orphan-Train-Christina-Baker-Kline/dp/0061950726/

We hope you enjoy the winter months with a good book or two!

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