It’s true. As much as I want to knit on this sock,
and as much as I always intend on knitting on this sock, it hasn’t happened… all because of a book.
John Adams by David McCullough has both me and Husband completely absorbed. As early as the first paragraph, you’re completely thrown back in time to the winter of 1776, with all the fascinating people and places of that most heroic time. For those of you who have forgotten (and I was one of you until this week), Adams is the one who had the idea of a “declaration of independence”, and is also the one who believed our fledgling country’s government should be comprised of an executive, legislative, and judicial branch, rather than a monarchy. Along with so many of his other beliefs and values, it’s difficult not to be impressed with all that Adams achieved in his lifetime – in fact, if certain (soon-to-be-ex-) Presidents had read this book, perhaps our country would be in better standing, on our own shores and abroad. An engrossing and extremely apropos read for our times.
Anyone else reading anything great these days?