All for Anna by Nicole Deese

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Victoria, the main character of the book, suffers with PTSD from an auto accident that took the life of young girl named Anna.  Victoria must learn to forgive herself and find a way to live in the world.

The story is interesting, but some of the scenarios drag on for way to long and makes the book seem a bit boring.  Also, some of the characters lack depth.  They are extremely one sided and it felt unnatural.

I did not love or hate the book.  I just thought it was okay.

 

Reminiscing About Cereal

When we moved back to the United States in 1987, I was amazed at how different it was from Germany.  I spent most of my life in Europe, so there was a lot that I didn’t know or understand about America.

One of the first things I noticed was the cereal isle in grocery stores.  I was surprised to see an entire isle dedicated to cereal.  I wanted to try every single box of cereal.  I especially wanted to try the boxes that used pop culture to entice shoppers.

Unfortunately, my mom wasn’t willing to purchase that much cereal at one time.  Oh well, that’s how life goes.

Do we really know anyone?

Do you ever wonder about your coworkers, friends, or neighbors?  Who are they really?  Are they what they portray to the world or is there something sinister inside of them?  What deep dark secrets are they hiding?  What traumas or tragedies have they survived?

What about the countless strangers we bump into as we go about our day?  Who are they?  Are they ex-cons, thieves, liars, or murders?  Are they family oriented and community volunteers?  Are they somewhere in the middle?

I wonder about these things.  Do you?

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Best Things in Life…

What makes my life fun?  What are my favorite things?

  • Going to museums
  • Free concerts
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Taking naps
  • Reading books
  • Getting cards in the mail
  • Off roading in my Jeep
  • Driving through the country
  • The smell of old books
  • Spending time in nature
  • Going to libraries
  • Going to bookstores
  • Being spontaneous
  • Sleeping on sheets fresh out of the dryer
  • Blogging
  • Walking through a park
  • Playing video games at an arcade
  • Making people laugh
  • Traveling
  • Watching animals play
  • Petting my dogs
  • Playing boardgames
  • Spending time alone
  • Netflix binging

How about you?  What makes you happy?

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