Thursday, May 27, 2010

Friday, Friday, Friday.....TGIF!!

It's finally FRIDAY.....AND....A Holiday Weekend.....AND.....the beginning of my week-long vacation at Myrtle Beach, SC! I've been looking forward to this vacation since December when we put a deposit down on the condo that we've rented. I don't care if it rains all week...I am bringing a huge stack of books. I may not be tan when I come home, but I will have made a sizable dent in my TBR stack!

I found the following books on Goodreads!

Necessary Sins: A Memoir by Lynn Darling

When Lynn Darling met Lee Lescaze at the Washington Post, they could not have been more different. He was older, married, more “establishment,” a celebrated foreign correspondent and editor. She, who entered Harvard at age sixteen, was a brilliant wild child of the sixties. She lived life in the present tense, where every affair was an adventure. Then Darling fell in love and everything changed.

This is a story of the many lessons love can teach us, of a marriage turned upside down and inside out, and all the tenderness, thrills, comfort, and yes, even disappointment, that comes with the territory. Lynn Darling thought she knew the narrative of her own life, until it really began with her “one true north,” and now, ten years after his death, her story is still unfolding.

Flory: Survival in the Valley of Death
by Flory A. Van Beek

Like Anne Frank, Flory Van Beek was a young girl caught in the ruthless Nazi occupation of Holland. But Flory survived to recount this extraordinary story of persecution and survival. Flory and her husband, Felix, endured the sinking of a ship bound for safety in the New World, the increasing danger of the occupation, and finally a life in hiding. There, cut off from the outside world and their families, they faced the hunger and stress of daily life in confined quarters along with the ever-present threat of discovery and certain death. This inspiring account vividly captures the terror of the Holocaust while telling a poignant story of love and courage.

HIM by Diane Martin

A heart wrenching true story. Donna met and fell in love with HIM at the age of 17 years old little did she know that the next 22 years of her life would lead her through some of the most abusive situations she could have ever dreamt of. Fighting to change a man she thought loved her, dragged her deeper and deeper into a life of fear and entrapment with little hope of escape. With two beautiful daughters to take care of how difficult was it going to be to keep them safe from this man she had began to realize would never change.... no matter what promise he made. But as long as he was having affairs with other women .. and his relationships were going well Donna and her girls were safe. Her fight to freedom takes many roads and faces many different hurdles and god only knows if she can survive long enough to become the free person she dreams about being. One day she hopes to sleep peacefully and fear no more.

I wish all of you a wonderful long weekend, and don't forget......3:00 pm on Memorial Day (Monday) please pause whatever you are doing for a minute for a National Moment of Remembrance . (See below....)

Memorial Day Event

flags_cemetery.jpgThe National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day to pause in an act of national unity (duration: one minute).The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. The Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events; rather it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, alone or with family and friends, honor those who died for our freedom. It will help to reclaim Memorial Day as the sacred and noble holiday it was meant to be. In this shared remembrance, we connect as Americans.

How to Participate

american_flag01.jpgWherever you are, observe the Moment at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day. Ask others to remember—relatives, friends, church, neighborhood, or co-workers to observe the Moment at places such as your neighborhood, local pool, picnic grounds, etc., for one minute of Remembrance. Participation can be informal as ringing a bell three times to signify the Moment.


To provide a time of Remembrance for America’s fallen and to make a commitment to give something back to our country in their memory.To have Americans participate in an act of national unity and demonstrate gratitude and respect for those who died for freedom since the founding of our Nation.lincoln_quote.jpgTo provide a sense of history to our citizens and ensure that younger generations understand the sacrifices made to preserve our liberties.

What did YOU find today????


Jo-Jo said...

These look like some great finds! Have a wonderful and relaxing vacation.

aLmYbNeNr said...

Have fun in NC! I can't wait to hear how many books you get through!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Enjoy Myrtle Beach! Hope it's not jammed packed this weekend.

Kitten said...

Have a tres fab vaycay! So jealous that you get to read, read, read!!!

Julie P said...

Hope you have a wonderful time on vacation!

Arielle said...

Hope you're enjoying your vacation and getting loads of reading done =D

Lisa said...

You've found some really interesting memoirs this week!


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