Entries in good read (38)
i am SO incredibly excited to share this book with you! my boss & friend, eric greitens, released his new book: the heart & the fist: the education of a humanitarian, the making of a navy seal, today!!
it's hard to put into words why this book is so incredible, but i'll say this: everyone will benefit from reading this book. i started to write that if you have a husband/dad/brother birthday/anniversary coming up, here's the perfect gift, but honestly, it will likely be part of my mother's day gift (wink, wink, mom) too. eric's story is truly incredible -- a navy SEAL, white house fellow, rhodes scholar, who launched a nonprofit to ensure this generation of veterans returns homes to opportunities to find their purpose -- he has a lot to share with all of us.
eric is masterful at connecting his extraordinary experiences to the very human things that tie us together. support eric & this amazing new book. can't wait to hear what you think of it! he's also coming to lots of cities for book talks -- check out the schedule here!
a fellow military wife recommended this amazing collection of short stories & i haven't been able to put it down. truly incredible writing, really gripping stories & unlike anything else i've read about military life. if you're looking for a good read, try "you know when the men are gone."
a dedicated t&f reader sent me a link to this wonderful journal -- you write one line a day for five years (it's set up so you can see what you wrote on that day each year!). she & her husband are doing it together (& had the wonderful suggestion it'd make a great wedding gift). how fun will it be to look back in five years? we all have time for one line a day, right? has anyone else used this?
on a couple of lists i saw for best books of 2010 was this keeper. i picked it up last week and have been loving it. such a touching story & incredibly well written. it's so good to find a classic, compelling story you can totally get lost in, especially in the dog days of winter.
major pettigrew's last stand is about an englishman widower, who is everything you'd expect in a man that insists on going by his military rank in retirement. it's a touching story about family, the unlikely people who get you through & the things you hold dear .
i've loved eloise my whole life. and i can't believe no one told me about the world of eloise at the newly renovated plaza hotel. it will be the first place i go the next time i'm in nyc! p.s. eloise at christmas
chronicle books is offering an amazing giveaway. bloggers post a list of books up valued to $500 they'd love to "haul" this "haul-iday season" and are automatically entered to win all those books. best part? so is one of their readers who comments! so, we're in this together, comment away to win these awesome books (there's one for everyone on your list!):
tartine bread. (erika, best breadmaker i know)
d.c. comics. (hubby, comic book nerd from back in the day)
little book of letterpress. (jenny, friend with a track record of actually taking art classes)'
tulip anthology. (ok, i might keep this one! ;)
this is npr. (lizzie, certified npr addicted)
trees. (daddio, he knows all of them)
kitchen sticky notes. (mom, who just re-organized her recipes)
bride & groom family tree. (all my sweet friends who got married this year!)
fast, fresh & green. (so ash!)
decorate. (am i allowed to keep two? ;)
handmade living. (amanda kay, bridal gift for you!)
blackberry cookbook. (pretty close to actually going there, right?! kat, for you!)
creative, inc. (for one of my new blogger friends!)
paper + craft. (robin, this is en route to cali!)
we've spent all but 45 cents, and clearly got some amazing books here, now comment away! xo
it's been a while since i've recommended a book, and i'm so excited to share this book i just can't put down. let the great world spin is the story of several lives of new yorkers in the summer of 1974 when philippe petit walked the tightrope between the world trade towers. the lives of a street priest, mourning vietnam mothers, and artists intertwine in this amazing book. grab a copy (for only $7!) here! xo
an amazing t&f reader just told me about this incredible family and their new book, family print, which chronicles the lives of the stoner family, a military family during a time of war. family print refers to the fact that every family, like a finger, has its' own print. tim is an army MEDVAC aviator and tiffany is a co-owner of a photography company -- and they are the parents of four beautiful kids. the book is divided into four sections: mobilization, deployment, last stretch and reintegration. i just ordered a copy and can hardly wait to read more. you can find a sneak peek of the book here and follow the family blog here.