Wednesday, July 20, 2011

True Love

I'm currently in the small, small town where I went to university, and last weekend was the wedding of two friends from undergrad. I can't possibly tell you how amazing it's been being back with everyone. So, I'll show you.

Yeah. This is the life. And if you ask when boy and I are getting married? Here's your answer:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Gypsy Princess

Summary: "Cinnamon is a gypsy girl who can read fortunes in a cystal ball, speak to the wind, and dance with a bear. But Cinnamon longs to be a princess."

Why I recommend it: In a quick follow-up to Something from Nothing, my Mom bought me this book because it's by the same author. I loved it. Even at the so mature 13, for months after reading this book, I didn't just dream of being a princess, but a Gypsy.  It reminds me to this day, to always remember to dream. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Something from Nothing.

Summary: Throw it out! Cries Joseph''s mother. So Joseph runs to his grandfather with his favourite blanket. Grandpa can fix anything. From the tattered blanket, Grandpa makes a handsome jacket. With a few passes of his needle, a vest becomes a Sabbath tie. And snip! Snip! A ragged handkerchief turns into a brand-new button. But when the button is lost, what''s to be done? Even Grandpa can''t make something from nothing! Phoebe Gilman''s loving portrait of shekel life will endear Joseph and his family to readers young and old.

Why I recommend it: The Rabbi at the synagogue I went to to get Bat Mitzvah'd at gave this to each of us. Odd choice for a bunch of 13 year olds, maybe, but I still loved it. It reminded me that at the very least, I'll always have memories.

Friday, July 8, 2011