Anita Shreve’s “The Stars Are Fire”

When was the last time you read a good book?  I finished a great book last night, written by Anita Shreve.  It’s called, “The Stars Are Fire,” and it was difficult to put down.  WrapThe Stars Are Fire.jpgped up in a cozy blanket on the couch, Anita’s book made me think about a number of things that have been on my mind lately.

Firstly, I miss writing.  I have written two books, but that was a lifetime ago; or at least it just feels that way.  I did start another book several years ago.  While the first two books were quilting books, the third is a combination of fiction and fact, based on my mother’s life and relatives.  I want to finish that book in the near future.

In Anita’s book, the main character, Grace, has set her eyes and heart on a goal.  It’s time I do that as well.  No, it won’t be the same goal, but I want her determination and drive within me to push me along in a steady, good direction.

Get thee to a bookstore or library.  Read Anita’s book.  Think about your goals, and move towards them at your own pace.  Whatever your goals may be… reading, sewing, exercise, travel… push forward to do what YOU strive for.  Keep your eye on the prize, and you will make it.

 

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