Books I'd Love to Read

by Rachel Baker on December 16, 2010

I was sitting around last night contemplating reading War and Peace.  This audible musing turned into a conversation about books I’d like to see published.

Here’s the list so far…

Leo Tolstoy by Warren Piece – This historical fiction novel tells the story of one man’s personal experience during the Crimean War as a war correspondent.  From the uses of the railway and telegraph machines to his endearing friendship with Miss A. Karenin who found her way to the battlefields of the Crimean War as a nurse, this book provides a comprehensive look at historical and cultural references of the times. Critical commentary has called this book more of a real life journal than novel. Those that were veterans of the war, have stated that despite name changes, reading this book is like being on the battlefields.  For this reason, enhancements were added in the third edition by adding several sections of photos from the war. The first of its kind, this book is loved by both historical scholars and the average reader alike.

The Shaking of the Spear by Henry V King – This is the epic story of one Cro-magnum tribe leader who uncovers the plot for his assassination.  This uncivilized tale details the horrific treatment the tribe leader inflicts on his would-be assassins, and the ensuing battles between the Neanderthal tribes and the Cro-Magnum tribes for dominance of the land.

Herbert’s Well by T. Imem Achine – The story of a young man who falls down a well and finds himself in a different time period.  This is his journey in assimilating into the culture and society he was dropped, all the while trying to find a way to get back to his life and times.

Lips, Frankly, like Balm
by Dorothy Gail – Fashion great, Dorothy Gail, has put together an anthology about the history of lip balm with fabulous recipes for making it at home. Some of the world’s leading lip balm produces (O.Z. Makeup being the most prominent contributor) have shared recipes.
Three recipes include:
Brain” – this red tinted balm is popular with the female movers and shakers of the world. A subtle sense of femininity coupled with a power color without the harshness of lipstick.
Heart” – need some protection for your lips but hate wearing lipstick? This lightly pink tinted balm is just for you!
Courage” – this clear/no tint balm is perfect for the man in your life that needs a little extra protection and shielding to keep his lips kiss-ably soft.

Of course, none of these companies share their trade secrets, instead they provide DIY recipes so you too can have lip balm – even if you are on a tight budget.

That’s it for now, I’ll update as more come to mind. Free to add to the list by leaving a comment.

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