Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bookies!

Last night I finished The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan. I want to thank all of you lovely bloggy readers who recommended this book to me. It definitely delivered. It tells the story of a mother, recently diagnosed with breast cancer, who is not only fighting for her life, but the life of her father, who has been diagnosed with cancer himself.




The day I sat down with the book, I flew through the first 100 pages. I can recall having tears in my eyes three different times, desperately trying to hide this fact from my husband who was sitting inches away from me. Kelly was someone to whom I was quickly able to relate. I don't have children of my own, yet I am in that middle place...the place where when something fantastic or horrifying happens, you question whether to first call your husband or your parents. You are somebody's wife but you are also still somebody's daughter.

And Kelly's relationship with her father, George. is just so amazing. They have a fantastic way of looking at the world and the people in it. That is definitely something I will take from this book and try to apply it to my own life.

Cancer. Sure is scary thing.




On a more upbeat note (!), I have now started Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. I have heard wonderful reviews about this book from all of you ladies, so I am really excited to get into it! So far, 30 pages in, so good!




Ah, it's Thursday! I'm so glad that this week is almost over! Does anyone else LIVE for the weekends?? :)

Matt and I will be out of town for various reasons the next three weekends...so this is our last one in a while to just lounge around and really enjoy each other. I cannot tell you how ready I am for that!

Hope everyone has a fabulous day!! XOXO

18 comments:

Shaina said...

Thanks for the book reviews! I'm really looking forward to reading these - and the other 20 books - on my summer reading list. :)

Have a great weekend! I definitely live for the weekends, too. And thanks to my new summer schedule, my weekends are longer than my work weeks! Yahoo! Which means that TODAY is my Friday!

New England Girl said...

Thanks for the review! I am going to have to add that title to my ever-growing list of books I need to read. Have you read "The Art of Racing in the Rain"? I can't recall the author right now, but it is a fantastic book! Another great one that provokes lots of laughter and tears. If you haven't, you should check it out sometime!

Have a fantastic weekend! :)
Alicia

d.a.r. said...

Oooh I am going to have to add that one to my reading list!

Have a great weekend, almost there!!

Aly said...

I just came across your blog. It's too cute! I love Emily Giffin books, I read them all last summer on vacation. I went through all of them in less than a week! Enjoy!

The Shabby Princess said...

It's a super fun book--you'll love it. She has great writing style!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

good book recommendations!!!

OH MY GOODNESS!! Cake balls!!! They are so good and we are all just raving about them. Maybe my favorite baby gift of all time! :)

Lindsey said...

Great book reviews! I'm glad you're enjoying Something Borrowed, it's great!

Dollface said...

love love love something borrowed.... have fun with it!! xxoo

Cristina said...

I am going to pick up that book, it sounds really good!

PS - You're the only one I can dish Days with so...did you watch Monday's episode? OMG, it was so sad, I wonder what is going to happen - I am sure EJ will find out the truth.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

ok the first one might be too sad for me! but i will add the other one to my list haha! almost to the weekend!=)

a H.I.T. said...

Thank you for the book review, I'm definitely going to read it next. I'm reading Mating Rituals of the North American WASP - pretty funny so far.

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Loving the book reviews! =)

Krystyna Lizabeth. said...

that sounds like an amazing book but i am not sure if could handle it, just having my mother pass away from cancer about a year ago.

but maybe when i am in that middle place in years, i will remember to pick up that book :)

thanks for the book reviews and "something borrowed" is my favorite book by that author just so you know.

jlc said...

Heard nothing but GREAT things about the second one from my coworkers!!! Ohhh i cant wait till the summer to read again!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

PS...I left you some blog love on my recent post!

Christina said...

Emily Giffin books are the best. They are my favorites...I hope you love them as much as I do.

Sara said...

I recently read The Middle Place and loved it. I laughed and cried often at the same time. Such a great read.

ForeverCovington said...

AH! I love this book! I read all four of her books, they are all amazing!