Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My Husband's Shelves

My dear loves books.  He has quite the collection.  I have been pulling some of the books off his book shelves and reading them.  I recently read a book by Eleanor Cooney and Daniel Altieri called "Shangri-La, The Return to the World of Lost Horizon".   I felt that it was a great story but had a lot of lack in the use of description and depth.  It also didn't end very well at all in my opinion - a bit disappointing and abrupt.

I am now more interested in trying to pick up Lost Horizon and finding out what that is all about.  I have been reading more and more material about China in the time of Mao's rule and I am fascinated by how terrible it all sounded.  There are so many times in history when I think back about how terrible things were for so many people.  No wonder there is so much anger and hostility on this planet.  If we think across history about how many terrible things humans did to each other it is obviously in our baggage.

I hope humans stop doing terrible things to each other and to themselves.

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