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Fabulous Vanity Fair article on India's 26/11 -- Anatomy of a Siege: A year ago, terrorists took over the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, India’s fabled five-star hotel, in an attack that left 172 dead across the city. As India still seethes over the bungled rescue efforts, those who survived the 60-hour ordeal reveal the full horror of what happened. By Marie Brenner

November 2009: Marie Brenner on the Taj Hotel Siege

vanityfair.com

Sins of the Fathers by Susan Howatch

Walk the Line

"Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. That's what momma always says. She says that beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up."

Sins of the Fathers .... five sections narrated by different characters; I loved the different points of view approach

Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher

Lady Mary, Matthew ... I miss you so!

"Avoid using the word 'very' because it is lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don't use very sad, use marose. Language was invented for one reasons, boys -- to woo women -- and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do." Dead Poets Society

Ever After ... love this movie