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The Welsh Bookworm

The Welsh Bookworm is a librarian living and working in rural Minnesota. She is a past-president of the St. David’s Society of Minnesota, leads the Welsh folk-dance group Traed Y Ddraig, and teaches Welsh language classes. Her Welsh Bookworm column was featured occasionally in the newspaper Y Drych, now part of Ninnau. Laurel works for the Carver County Public Libraries in Waconia and Norwood Young America, loves reading, music, dance, languages, genealogy, gardening, and bird watching. Laurel reads historical fiction, mysteries, sci fi/fantasy, medieval and British history, Arthurian fiction, classics, and of course, anything connected to Wales. Follow my blog at http://welshbookworm.wordpress.com

Currently reading

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
William Kuhn
The Boleyn Deceit
Laura Andersen
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein Domestic fiction, but from a guys point of view - well, actually it is narrated by the dog, Enzo. Enzo believes his soul has evolved to become human and he will be a human in his next life. He tells the story of his master, a race car driver, dealing with the illness and loss of his wife to brain cancer, and who is fighting his in-laws for custody of his daughter, and false allegations of rape by a young relative. Enzo deals with the trials of trying to communicate without words, and the lack of opposable thumbs. He is wise, funny, and philosophical. We can learn a lot from Enzo, and from the world of racing: living in the present moment, never giving up, maintaining a positive outlook despite life's difficulties, and keeping your eyes on where you want to go.