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Lee's Library

I read to escape and to learn.  I like science fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers and adventure stories. 

Currently reading

Hunting Season
Nevada Barr
The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker, 12 Quilt Projects
Elizabeth Hartman
The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events: A Seth Book
Jane Roberts, Seth (Spirit), Robert F. Butts

Patience Rewarded

Life After Life - Kate Atkinson

This is a beautiful book that requires a patient reader. I almost gave it up despite the lovely writing but somewhere around page 200 I became fully engaged.  The story follows the life of an Englishwoman named Ursula Todd, born in 1910.  Her life begins and ends several times before things begin to get interesting.  I particularly enjoyed reading about Ursula's wartime experience during the Blitz in London.  

While reading, I did find myself thinking about how the smallest decision can change the direction of a life and so I think the author was successful with her experiment.  I tend to enjoy books that are somewhat depressing in tone with a hint of underlying hope.  I believe that our lives are self determined whether we're aware of our own beliefs or not. It was interesting to read about a character who slowly became (semi) conscious of her own history and how that played out in the story of her life.