Spring Rain

There is something about a good afternoon storm. It is even better when you can sit outside and watch it come through. It is mother nature providing entertainment with awesome lightning and thunder. With a recent absence of rain, it is also just nice to finally have a decent downpour.

Book Review: The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy

The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy is a book that was leant to me by a friend but definitely up my alley.

The book is primarily about a daughter as she grows into adulthood following the drowning death of her mother. It follows her into adulthood with a number of twists and turns. While the plot twists are a little predictable at times, the story is certainly one that draws you in. The author does a good job of putting you in the shoes of the main character and how the various events impact her. However, the book also seems to attempt to have the ready feel compasionate towards a character whose actions lead to considerable pain for other characters and this can create a bit of conflict in the reader.

Overall though, it was a good, nice easy read. I would rate it 7/10. 

Don’t be afraid to spread your wings.

Don’t be afraid to spread your wings……you might land somewhere exciting.

Of course, you might just land somewhere not so good by spreading your wings and trying something new. The fear of landing somewhere bad, of messing things up, of people thinking we are a failure/stupid/reckless etc. is what stops many of us from trying. But should it? Stop and have a look at the most successful people you know. Have they always gotten things right? Is everything they have ever tried been a success? Has anyone ever ridiculed them for their ideas or what they are attempting to achieve?

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