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Who was Daniel Boone – From the Lady Cave

And here is another person my 30 year old friend didn’t know…

So let’s start with this, have you ever watched (or read the book) “The Last of the Mohicans”?

This is one of my top 5 movies EVER! The main character is based loosely on Daniel Boone. Oh, Daniel Day-Lewis be still my heart! “Stay Alive! I Will Find You!”

There is alot of fact and legend surrounding DBs life. You can read more HERE about his very adventurous life.

For me, just reading about him makes me want to learn more about North Carolina, Kentucke (original spelling before it became Kentucky), Virginia, West Virginia and Missouri.

Funny how educating yourself leads to more knowledge.

Who else might you want to know about? Or is there a place you are curious about? Let me know in the comments and I’ll see about it.

Who was Benjamin Franklin – From the Lady Cave

What prompted this topic was a discussion with a 30 year old…

Not only did they not know a pickle was a cucumber, they had no clue who Benjamin Franklin was and why he was so important to the creation of America. 🇺🇲

This person thought he was a President because he was on the $100 bill. 🤯

Here is a link that will help inform or educate you on Who Ben Franklin was and how he became a key negotiator in our becoming The United States of America.

Over the summer we went to Washington DC and I picked up a little book of quotes by Ben Franklin.

Here are a few famous quotes:

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What’s a sundial in the shade?

From the Lady Cave: Sharing a Fabulous Book List

I am sharing this book list, partly for selfish reasons (I need to add a few to my TBR 😁) and to hopefully inspire someone else to read some of these.

I am incredibly Thankful for alot of things, people and situations that got me to this point in my life.

Can’t think of a better day to share this than on Thanksgiving Day, which happens to also be my Birthday ❣

Enjoy every minute my friends, make it count!

Here is a link to a post from The Orang-utan Librarian, she has the best lists: https://wp.me/p6boOO-4Ht

So, we don’t have Thanksgiving here in the UK, but that doesn’t mean I can’t share some BOOKISH GRATITUDE! I tried to narrow this down to books that have a special place in my heart or that came into my life at exactly the right time (although of course, most great books feel like that, simply by virtue of being great 😉). Annnd I’m gonna be honest, I ended up with a very different post to the one I started with, because I took out anything too dark. I think I just prefer this to be a *happy place*. Without further ado, here are some of the books I’m most grateful for:

Harry Potter– starting way back when I was 7- this was the first big book I ever read and I will always be thankful that it made me the reader I am today. Yes, I am a stereotypical millennial reader and proud of it 😉

The Hobbit– aside from being mythologically rich and having wonderful characters, this book gave me my love of fantasy- how could I not include it?

Peter Pan– this is another childhood favourite and I’d feel remiss not to include it, especially given how often it inspired me to practice flying as a child 😉 (granted, I never actually achieved my goal, but not for want of trying 😉)

Rebecca– this book always reminds me of my mum, cos it’s her favourite. And I’m always glad that she foisted her favourites on me!

The Idiot– I originally felt like I had no special reason for including this one, but whenever I think about books that have shaped me, this springs to mind. I read this at about thirteen and it just clicked. Not only did it start a lifelong love of Dostoevsky, it taught me so many valuable lessons that I carry with me to this day.

Emma– okay, quick confession, I’d already read Pride and Prejudice when I read this and I think I was too young to get the irony. I’m really happy I read this book, because it unlocked Austen’s humour for me. I ended up rereading Pride and Prejudice shortly after and loved it the second time round! (which was lucky, cos I was set it for school). Then, of course, I read all the others and have never looked back!

Dr Faustus– it just lit up my brain at exactly the right moment- yes I am enough of a dork to include academic inspiration on this list.

Man’s Search for Meaning– part autobiography, part exploration of logotherapy, Frankl’s book may seem a bit heavy on the surface. However, it’s actually the most uplifting book I’ve ever read and my brother was a hundred percent right about getting me to read it!

Mort– I *needed* this book in my life- I just didn’t know it. Fortunately, a couple of my friends did know that I needed to read this and pushed me into it… and I couldn’t be happier that they did! Plus, one of my friends knew exactly which Pratchett to get me started on. So I know you’re not reading this, but thank you.

Vicious– fun fact, I was giving blood for the first time when I read this- and it was the *perfect* distraction! It was simply too brilliant! You simply can’t pay attention to anything else going on when you’ve got Schwab for company! (also, guys, give blood- it’s a great excuse to sit and read and you get free biscuits 😉 )

Grey Sister– ah this is just a pleasure to put on the list. I was in a horrible slump a couple of summers ago and trying to deal with big life changes- this gave me a welcome distraction for a few hours- which I was immensely grateful for, I can tell you!

Carry On– I can’t stop being thankful for this magical book- because it has the power to pull me out of any slump and give me all the *warm fuzzies*!

That was fun- I feel like I should steal more traditions from across the Pond 😉 Hope all my American friends have a Happy Thanksgiving! (and if it’s not to late, the same to all you lovely Canadians!) And, I’m curious, what books are you most grateful for? Let me know in the comments!

Book Review – Sharing this post: Incendiary Historical Fiction for Bonfire Night!

I am sharing this post from another blogger because…well for several reasons:

I love books;

It never fails when I read her lists, I have to add several of them to my TBR (at this point I’ll be 112 years old before I get to my list);

Most importantly, I adore and believe in Historical fiction; more people need to explore the facts of many events in our world.

So please checkout her current list below:

https://wp.me/p6boOO-4Gs

And PS I had no idea about Bonfire night in the UK!

Book Review – Seeking your thoughts

Good morning everyone! As many of you know I have many interests and one of my favorites goes without saying…ok I’ll say it anyway…BOOKS!!!

As I was adding a “few” (ahem 😉) to one of my TBR lists, I came across this blog post:

https://www.thriftbooks.com/blog/10-books-about-libraries/

And I had to share it! It goes without saying…yep, I am saying it anyway…that I added most of these books to my wish list❣📚

Please let me know if you’ve read any of these and if they are “must reads”!?

BB&Y Book Review by Dixie – Journey into Darkness

Journey into Darkness

By John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Published: 1997

John Douglas is a retired FBI agent who also wrote “Mindhunter” of which now has a TV series based off his books. This really is serious information and sadly it’s being popularized by Hollywood.

Some people say the opening lines of a book are the most memorable and in this case, I couldn’t agree more:

“This isn’t the Hollywood version. It isn’t sanitized or prettied up or rendered into “art.” This is the way it really happens. If anything, it’s worse than the way I describe it.”

Mr Douglas was being interviewed by a reporter and was describing what it was like interviewing a serial killer and how you begin to put the pieces together, their response: “I can’t even think about this kind of thing!” He replied, “Well, we’d better all think about this if we ever want to have fewer of them to think about.”

These types of books are seriously eye opening to me and I think they should be interesting to others. People can be so hard on our Law Enforcement people and you really don’t know the half of what they deal with.

Yes, I recommend this book and I would love to talk about it so please feel free to comment.

I ran out of post it flags….

BB&Y Book Review

Wherever She Goes

by Kelley Armstrong

I thought I had posted this review already, so this one is a bit late to the party.

First, I was OVER THE MOON when I received this advanced copy! I actually won it, I NEVER WIN ANYTHING, in a Good Reads drawing. So freaking exciting! In return they ask you to do a review or to just get the word out. So here goes…

I have been a fan of Kelley’s “Otherworld ” books, just couldn’t put them down and still have these books on my TBR again shelf.

I didn’t bother reading up on this book, I just dove in!

Second, I loved this book! I am not going to lie, I expected this to be “otherworldly ” and it wasn’t. But, I still couldn’t put it down so I wasn’t disappointed at all. This book made me laugh and smile. I was frightened and scared shitless. I rooted for this tough young woman that was trying to do the right thing. Again, I loved this book so much; this special copy goes right on the TBR again shelf with her others. 💘📚

audio excerpt of this book

Book Review by Eleanor – Fanciest Doll in the Universe

Good Morning! This is the first in a series of book reviews on the book series Fancy Nancy.

These are not paid reviews and are from a very young person’s perspective.

This series is written by Jane O’Connor. Published in 2013.

There is also a TV cartoon series.

*a little about this reviewer: Eleanor is currently 6 months old. I know what you are thinking, but she has a definite opinion about things already.

As for Fancy Nancy, nothing grabs attention like Fancy Nancy. This series is like that of Dora but with the French language mixed in.

Eleanor loves the illustrations, they are colorful and bold. Nancy’s catch phrase is “ooh la la” which always gets a big gummy smile.

The unique thing about these books is how she explains a “fancy” word. For instance, in this story “indelible” is explained like this “She used indelible marker. Indelible means permanent, and permanent means it won’t ever come off. Never, ever.”

So this story starts out with Nancy’s little sister giving her favorite dolly a tattoo on her tummy. Eleanor is frowning at such a thing.

Nancy’s momma introduces the idea of going to a doll gala to cheer her up. Eleanor is drooling at the idea and wonders how fancy is Nancy and mirabelle (that’s the dolls name) are going to dress up?

While at the gala mirabelle gets mistaken for someone else’s doll, Oh the Horror Eleanor exclaims!

The only way Mirabelle is identified is by her tummy tattoo! Could this be a positive to such a harrowing beginning of this story? Eleanor exclaims!!!

In the end Nancy forgives her sister and Eleanor gives this book a big slobbery kiss❣💋

We rate this book 5 out of 5 kissy lips❣

💋 💋 💋 💋 💋

Powerful Article

Some of you may not know who this lady was/is as an actor and frankly I thought she faded into the background like most actors who aren’t PC enough for the industry anymore. There is just something about this article that I haven’t been able to put my finger on since I read it yesterday morning, but it struck me as profound. In fact, I woke up at 5 am thinking about it, so here I am drinking my first cup of coffee on a Saturday morning trying to figure out how to share it.

You see, I read from a little devotional book every morning party because someone thought I needed something positive to start my day with; who doesn’t wake up thinking about all the “stuff” we need to do and that equates to pressure; in a sense. Pressure can and will lead to negative thoughts, if you let it.

Anyways, I am so glad I took a chance on finding this article so that I could share it with you. ❤️☕📚

http://www.dailyword.com/articles/2017/08/spiritual-aspects-recovery