This came in the mail after I'd finished my summer reading.
It didn't help my state of mind.
It didn't help because all this summer/early fall, I was reading young adult dystopian or apocolyptic novels.
And they made me nervous.
It all started with
and then of course, I had to read
and then I needed to know how it ended. So I read
(Images from here.)
And, just to let you know, when I read, I tend to really empathize with the characters.
I kept asking myself, "what would I do? what would I do?"
And I didn't know the answer to that question.
I was bothered at how close to our society some things in this made up world came.
I do know a very young lady who totally could be the main character.
I'm totally counting on her if times like these ever come around.
Then, because I hadn't stressed myself out enough in the genre (because for me, I lump the two genres together), I read two more books.
Photo from the author's blog.
The first two shown.
I am too freaked out to read the last one.
All I have to say is we all need to get prepared.
We need to have a plan for food, shelter, warmth & safety.
And this is why I freaked out & gave my friend a lecture when I saw they took their wood stove out.
They now have a new one.
I am glad.
I will never look at the moon again without thinking "what if?"
I do not know when I will read the last book.
Probably after I bolster our food storage and have a plan to heat this house without using our modern ammenities.
(We will never own another house without a wood burning fireplace, my mr. Agreed?
If you don't agree- I'm making you read these books.)
And now you understand why the flyer we got in the mail got to me.
Needless to say, I was thankful for the invitation, but I did not attend those services that were advertized.
Here's what I washed my brain out with.
It is one of my go tos after I've read something I want out of my head.
You can find it here.
I save it for when I really need it.
Because if the end of the world comes, it will be good to be studied in compassion.
So I've read a lot of other books since I last posted about books.
These are just a few.
I do have to apologize, because once I said, "let's do a book club." And I didn't follow through.
So, as I will probably never do that post on a discussion on "The Help,"
I will ask the question here.
If you read it, how'd it make you feel?
Have you had Help?
After reading it, did your feelings about having Help change?