It's Monday already! In the last week I read this book,
because I wanted to learn a bit more about the First World War. We know about Anzac Day, but this book looks at the whole war and all the different battles. It was easy reading but not light. All the soldiers in the war endured such harsh conditions, and these are described in explicit detail. I found out a lot of things I hadn't realised before, and the chronology of the events of the war are now clear to me.
I actually struggle with Anzac Day because, although I want to appreciate that our men went to war, I don't believe war is the answer. We don't encourage fighting between children, within families, or between people in the street, and yet, our supposedly highly intelligent leaders can't work things out through discussions??
Two educated people cannot come up with a reasonable negotiation, so millions of people have to die for that? Key word: NEGOTIATE (taking into consideration history, cultural differences, economical needs etc)
It just blows my mind.
But, stepping down from my pedestal, one of the books I am reading this week is:
which I got for my birthday! I love inspirational books, and, while this is probably aimed at much younger people than me, there are little anecdotes and stories within that are applicable to all age groups.
I also haven't quite got into this one yet, although I have started, but got distracted by the Anzac book:
My Mum found this one for me, which I've been wanting to read:
which, for the one or two of you that haven't already read it, is the record of a man's conversations with his older teacher. Looks like a quick and easy read.
I've also been dipping into a couple of books on my iphone, including this one
and this one
and they both seem like interesting reads. It's so hard sometimes to decide what to read next!
Anyways, I'm linking up with Sheila's Book Journey to see what other people are reading this week, so join me if you are curious too!