Sunday, June 15, 2014

BW25: Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!   Let's celebrate the dad, papa, pop, daddy, father, old man, poppa, sir, or pa or whatever you call him.  My dad is 83 years young and still going strong. He's out today at Six Flags with another one of my sisters having fun riding the roller coasters.  I found this great poem entitled What Makes a Dad  and just had to share:

What Makes a Dad
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... Dad

In honor of Father's Day, let's read a book with Father or any derivative in the title.  One of my favorite is

Then you can't go wrong with Father Brown

Check out Goodreads humongous list of books with father in the title and have fun picking out a book to read.  It is interesting that if you do a search for literary dads, the common denominator is King Lear, Atticus Finch, and Prospero.    One of my favorite dads in literature is Arthur Weasley. Who is yours? 


Link to your most current read. Please link to your specific book review post and not your general blog link. In the Your Name field, type in your name and the name of the book in parenthesis. In the Your URL field leave a link to your specific post. If you have multiple reviews, then type in (multi) after your name and link to your general blog url.


  1. The poem about fathers is touching. Thank you for continuing to host this challenge. It's one that I am getting a lot out of and enjoying. Have a great week!

  2. The book I listed this week, The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages, will most likely be on my top 10 list for this year. Unlike most marriage books, it is research based and intensely practical, and I urge every married person to read it.


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