Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beach Reads 2009

Here is a list of books to get you through these lazy summer days!
  • Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
  • Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews
  • Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead by Saralee Rosenberg
  • The Journal of Mortifying Moments by Robyn Harding
  • The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell by Loraine Despres
  • Belle Weather: Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits by Celia Rivenbark
  • Poisoned Tarts by G.A. McKevett
  • Any of the Jen Lancaster memoirs (how can a forty year old have four memoirs already?)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I am trying to come up with some boys book too, but that is a little taxing and since I am not using my brain the entire summer (resting it up for all of the popsicle sticks I am going to have to glue together next year and pilgrim costumes I (really Jim) will have to make the very night before the event because someone forgot to mention it....sorry it is still a little fresh in my memory)...Have a great summer and remember life is short read trash!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Handle with care

Well, I have finally finished it, the new Jodi Picoult!!!!!! It was a long one! Almost 500 pages. I usually stay in the 350 range having something to do with my screaming children. Speaking of children, what would you do if your child had a rare, incurable disease? Would it be better if he or she were never born? That is what Jodi tackles in her newest book. Willow is a child born with brittle bone disease, she had broken several bones before even being born. She will break hundreds in her life. She will probably die young from respiratory problems. Charlotte's best friend was her OB-GYN who saw something odd on the ultrasound. Should she have alerted Charlotte to the alternatives? This question brings about an astounding legal battle...wrongful birth. It will test the bonds of friendship and family and has a jaw dropping conclusion. I reread the page to be sure I read what I thought I read. Jodi as usual makes us think about what we would do under extraordinary circumstances, cherish the things we sometimes take for granted, and shake our heads in wonder. This was a hard book to read but I have never read anything like it before. Also if you want to try another by Jodi I would strongly recommend Nineteen Minutes.