Tuesday, February 22, 2011


So I told you last week I have become a book addict.

Well, I have read 3 books in the past 2 weeks, and just about to finish my fourth.

As my little guy has been laid up on the couch, I have been right beside him with book (ereader) in hand.

I have loved snuggling up with him and it's been a great chance for me to try to relax during this very stressful time.

The books:

Sarah's Key 

This book is really well written, considering the difficult subject matter.

It takes place in Paris in 1942 during the German occupation.

It is an amazing, moving, and at times horrific and very disturbing, story about the strength of a young Jewish girl.

It is so touching, however I did have to put the book down, wipe the tears and try to find the courage to begin again.

It is so well written that you just have to find that courage to keep reading because you just have to know what happens next.

Even though it was hard to read at times, I really loved this book.


The Memory Keeper's Daughter

This one didn't pull me in as much as Sarah's Key, but nonetheless it was another good read.


Never Let Me Go

This one was a weird one for me, because it had a bit of a Sci-Fi type twist.  I saw the trailer on TV for the movie.  It left me wondering what it was all about, so I decided to read the book.  It was another good one, but a strange concept.

Currently, I am reading

Secret Daughter

I am loving this book.

I can honestly say, for this month anyway, reading has become my passion.

Anyone want to do an online Book Club???

We can't meet at each others houses and discuss the monthly read over wine and cheese, but we could do it by email.

Let me know if you're interested.

All this reading has unfortunately, taken me away from scrapbooking and photography my other passions, but I am beginning to feel the urge for something crafty...perhaps recover that old chair in my hallway that begging for a new look.

Or perhaps I should just try to tidy up this house since my mom is arriving tomorrow.

She changed her flight to come here 2 weeks earlier to give me a hand.

See, we are never too old to need our mamas!

She's coming to look after her baby, so her baby (me) can look after mine.

Better get cracking....happy Tuesday (which feels like a Monday) everyone!


  1. I'm SO happy your little man is doing better!! I've been thinking of you two every single day.
    Yay for reading :) I love to read but you know how it is with time... I will wait for you to come and then we can discuss books over the wine and cheese! That's a deal!
    I'm really glad your mom is coming to help you, you deserve a break.
    Thinking of you, my friend!! Love, G.

  2. Hi Carla,
    hope everything goes well. I'm thinking of you!!