It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?


Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday What are YOU Reading?

Rosie has tomorrow off so she agreed to pose with the books I am currently reading.

Wild Ride: A Memoir of IV Drips and Rocket Ships by Hayley Arceneaux is quite inspiring. The author is the youngest American to ever orbit the Earth. She is also a survivor of childhood cancer and is now a PA at St. Jude’s. She tells of how surviving cancer when she was 10 years old has shaped her life and made her want to help others.

And The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life by Simran Jeet Singh is also inspirational. He grew up in Texas, but his parents continued to practice their Sikh faith which required him to wear a turban. Despite being on sports teams and having many friends, he still felt different. He also had many times he was treated badly because of his turban, especially right after 9/11. Instead of becoming bitter, he embraced his faith more and shares what he learned by doing that.

Penny will be here tomorrow with money saving tips and a giveaway.


  1. Good books and inspiring for sure. Mama is still deep into Colette’s writings, which may take some time, but she’s about to finish the biography and may move on to her editor’s book, We Should Not Be Friends, Will Schwalbe’s new take on the world. Another one of his is a wonderful amazing book, The End Of Your Life Book Club. So moving…

    1. I had not heard of Will Schwalbe’s that one-thank you. UI just added it to my Goodreads list. I did read The End of Your Life Book CLub and it was very moving. XO

  2. My Mom says she wishes she had more time in her day for reading….but with laundry and housecleaning and taking ME outside frequently for cruises around the house – before she knows it, it’s time to go to bed! LOL

    Hugs, Teddy

  3. These are indeed very inspiring books. The troubles that even children have to go through this heartbreaking. What we adults do to ourselves and to those around us is so unfair and unright.

  4. Two wonderful reads indeed. I remember the mistakes many made with the Sikh community after 911. I was still working for the Sheriff’s Department then.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties. xo ♥

  5. Chaplin: “Our Dada is still reading this book called The King’s Own which he said is over 100 years old and he has no idea where he got it from. He says it’s not exactly fast-paced but it’s an interesting window on the past. Also there are ships shooting cannons at each other!”

  6. Wow Ellen both books sound amazing! You always find thought provoking & interesting books!
    Having had Cancer in late 20’s that was difficult enough. To be only 10 years old~~~WOW!!! I can not begin to fathom what young Hailey went thru’!
    “And The Light We Give” sounds fabulous! Well done Mister Simran for not abandoning his Faith & for writing such a thought provoking book!
    I’d love to read HIS story!

    My reading material is NOT so thought provoking! I am reading a “DCI Lorimer” murder Mystery titled “The Riverman”…I may have figured out “Whodunit”!?!
    I just finished “Absolute Fear” by Lisa Jackson. I unravelled part of the mystery but there were ALOT of twists I never saw coming!!! Hehehehe……
    Happy reading dear friend!
    {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen aka BellaSita Mum & ***purrss*** BellaDharma

    1. I didn’t know you had gone through cancer. You have had so many health issues, it is so unfair.
      I like watching things like you like to read. XO

      1. Yes Ellen I had Uterine & Cervical Cancer @ 28-29 yrs of age! I had Partial Hysterectomy….if I’d have left it any longer, I’d have lost my Ovaries too. I’ve been sick from the day I was born… is what it is.
        Thank you for caring. Means ALOT to me! <3 <3

        1. I am sorry you had to go through all that in addition to all you have to deal with health wise now. XO

  7. Many times I have heard how peeps who have been very ill, or have had loved ones sick, have reshaped their lives into ones of helping others. Its so gratifying to read those kinds of stories.
    Maybe that’s why I resumed my career in health care after I was healed from my cancer illness.

  8. Rosie, i’m glad you posed today. Those books sound excellent.

    It’s shameful how people are so uneducated and unwilling to learn that they cannot tell the difference between the Muslim and Sikh religions.

  9. How nice of Rosie to pose with the books – they do sound interesting.
    The human at CatSynth is going back and reading a classic right now: Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth.

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