Welcome our newest book fairy!! We're so happy to have you đ
I am a very excited participant of @bookfairiesworldwide, @bookfairies_usa, and @goodreadsâ #hideabookday to celebrate goodreadsâ tenth anniversary. If you are not a member of goodreads - head there immediately! I refer to it as âFB for book people,â and it is the BEST website (and app!) for readers
I couldnât live without it (but I definitely live without FB)! I have a ton of books to unload, but the first book that came to mind was my absolute favorite book, âThe #Undertaking: Life Stories From The Dismal Trade,â by Thomas Lynch. I first read this book in college for a class about death and dying, and Lynchâs way with words hooked me; his stories are subtle lessons on life and death that stick with you long after you finish the book
My advisor taught the class, and arranged for him to come speak to us - he is a #Michigan #author (in addition to being an undertaker) - and after coming to his lectures (which were also held for following semesters of the class), I consider him a friend. He has since written books in a similar tone (âBodies In Motion And In Restâ) and also publishes books of his prose and poetry, often influenced by his near-annual trips to Ireland, where his family is from. I adore this book, as it not only taught me a lot about life, but it was a salve I needed during the deaths of my grandparents
Whenever I see it in used bookstores, I always âadoptâ it and bring it home with me to give away, so it only feels right that it be my first #BookFairy book. [An added bit of trivia: this book was used as the basis for HBOâs show, âSix Feet Under,â and if you watch the credits carefully, Mr. Lynch is listed as a âProp Guy.â đ] .
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