Saturday, March 17, 2012



The shot gun sounds,
That turns my life upside-down.
There goes the mirror,
That used to show those I held dear.
Here beats my heart,
In pieces as it is torn apart.

The splinters cut and tear,
As I gather them from everywhere.
The mirror will always be,
As time tries to heal the wounds in me.
To my knees I fall,
To cry to Him who hears it all.
                            -Natalie R.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Interesting Reads

I've been on a reading kick lately.  Here are some of the books I would recommend.  Clicking the link will take you to descriptions of the book on Amazon.

Flicker by Kaye Thornbrugh
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Likable characters, deep friendships, harsh lessons, court intrigue, colorful magic, and an abundance of perseverance make for a fascinating tale. Kaye Thornbrugh weaves a vivid world dancing just beyond normal sight. Flicker is a great read. I look forward to reading future works by this author.  This is Kaye's first novel and I think she did fantastic!

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Genre: Science Fiction

I had been told by several people that this would be a good set of books to read and I am glad that I listened.  Katniss' story was artfully and often gruesomely described.  The tale highlighted both the highest and lowest points of humanity.  Courage, hope, despair, love, heartache, and revenge are all evoked within the pages of this tale.


I have many more things to say about these books, but I will save them for other posts as I fear they will need spoiler tags as warning.