Hi! Yes, I’m still here. I haven’t posted in forever, but I was sick for most of June. Still have no idea what I had, but it was some sort of intestinal bug/infection. Sick for three whole weeks stinks and especially when doctors have no idea what’s going on. I went to the doctor 4 different times with no answers. That’s ok because I’m just thankful I’m getting better.
As for our journey, no news. Just trying to take a break, but we’ll probably be applying to a local adoption agency soon.
- A Walk Across the Sun, by Corban Addison
Fantastic novel about human trafficking and sex slavery in India. Fiction, but based on overall truth. After reading something like this, I feel ever more thankful for my life and all of the many blessings I have.
- The House at Tyneford, by Natasha Solomons
This book was about a Jewish girl from Vienna that had to flee the country to England during the war. I love reading about the war, and this was an entirely different perspective and story that I hadn’t heard before.
- All the Flowers in Shanghai, by Duncan Jepson
A glimpse into the life of a Chinese woman in the 1930s. I felt like I was actually there.
- Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy, by Lisa See
A novel about two sisters growing up in Shanghai that were forced to flee when invaded by the Japanese. Such a great story and then the best thing happened after I finished reading it, I realized there was another novel continuing the story! I always hate when a good book ends, so this was a nice surprise.
- Wild, by Cheryl Strayed
This one was about a woman who hiked the Pacific Crest Trail alone from the Mojave Desert to Washington State! Great read.
So, any recommendations for me? What have you been reading?