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Often times we forget all the many things we have in this day-n-age, things we take for granted and things that are just normal to us. Well here are some books that make me grateful to live in the country I do and this day-n-age.
Now some may argue that we live in 1984 now! That no matter where you are “big brother is always watching” well maybe, and I am happy to live in ignorant bliss. Right? Throwing that out, I’m grateful I do not live the way people had to live in this book! Constant fear! Fear of your children reading you wrong, the constant knowing that someone is watching your every move, mandatory ways of thinking, living and doing. YACK! creepy! I’m grateful I do not live in this book.
Fire by Night
This book makes me grateful we are at a day and age where battles aren’t the same, it’s not at our front door, medicines and life expectancies are better. It makes me grateful that I don’t live in the same time of war, brother against brother in this civil war. It makes me grateful that this war was fought and won! That human beings are free from such lifestyles. I am grateful for the Civil War.
These Is My Words
Nancy E. Turner
This makes me grateful that I don’t live in that time period. Don’t get me wrong I am grateful for my ancestors and those pioneers who moved and explored this great country I live in but I am grateful I have air conditioning, a toilet, a car, a nice house. This book just makes me so grateful for my life in 2016.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
This makes me grateful I don’t live on an island. I don’t live during 1940, I didn’t have to ever live in the condition or fear that people did back then. The way of communication is better (although I do miss snail mail) things are done much quicker to help people and yet this also makes me appreciate strong people who are able to rise above their given circumstances.
The Hunger Games
Need I say more??? I am grateful I do not live in this book! I am grateful for strong people and good people who rise above. I am grateful I do not live i this book!!!
Finnikin of the Rock
This has got to be one of the most depressing books I have ever read. Does it have a happy ending? yeah you could say that. But holy moly I have been felt so drained, dark, sad, weighted, heavy, depressed, and whatever sad words I could use! It’s why I gave it a 5/5 stars the overwhelming feelings I had during this book is what made me give it that rating even though I hated it. The characters. MAN! This makes me grateful for my life.
This makes me grateful that I live in a world and life surrounded and loved by books. Although I am seeing a difference in history quoted today compared to history from my parents time… so maybe I do live in a world where instead of burning the books they are changed…hmmm
This makes me grateful I live in this modern age. I don’t live in a clan, I don’t live outdoors, I don’t live in oppression, I don’t live in blindness (regardless of what some may think) I don’t live in squaller, I don’t live in a hard life! This book just makes me look around and say, yes you belong in a book story not in my life! 🙂
This is a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel which is set during the French Revolution. Holy crap there is so much to be grateful for here! Just that dirty time period, syphilis, bugs, oooh I have the heebie-jeebies thinking about it. And I am grateful ! still have my head.
Beyond the Strandline
Linda L. Zern
This is a book of very real circumstances and it makes me grateful it hasn’t happen yet! I cannot imagine a world like this..well actually I can, but still. It makes me want to stock up on food, ammo, and go live somewhere off the grid so nobody can find me…except have TV and internet and my books…yeah this makes me grateful I don’t live in a post-whatever world. Yikes!
If you haven’t had a chance to read any of these books I HIGHLY recommend it! they are AWESOME! start from the bottom up from this list and I would love to hear your thoughts if you’ve had a chance to read them! <3