What I Read

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

I recently finished Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. A friend recommended it after she saw it on Reese Witherspoon's list of books to read. This book did not disappoint. I couldn't wait to see what happens to these characters.

I was instantly drawn into the book at the prologue. It begins in 1969 when the dead body of Chase Andrews is found in the nearby swamp. It is quickly evident that this young man has been murdered.

The plot quickly shifts in Chapter one. We go back in time to 1952 and are introduced to Kya who is six years old. Slowly everyone in her family leaves and hse is left to fend for herself in the swamp.

This little piggy stayed home.

The rest of the novel is built on these two plot lines going forward simultaneously until they both converge.

I fell in love with Kya and cheered at her self made successes. I felt her loneliness at being an outcast to so many.

I highly recommend this well-crafted story and am so glad to hear the Reese Witherspoon is turning it into a movie!!

If you've read it, let me know your thoughts.

If you want to find more books on Reese Witherspoon's list go to her online book club, Hello Sunshine. 

Peak Of The Week! 1-9-19 A list of things the have piqued my interest this week!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Here are some things that I've enjoyed reading this week! What has piqued your interest this week? I'd love to know.

I've had several friends ask about our snow situation after our massive snowfall over New Years. I took a few pictures while I was out today so you can see that we still have a lot of snow piled everywhere!!

Most residential streets still look like this one. One lane of driving snow on the sides of the street.

The Major Thing-- A reflection from the funeral of George H. W. Bush shows what the writer saw as the major take away from Bush's life. I have a wise friend who has always said, "The number one thing you can do for your kids is- love their dad."  I hope that when my kids look back to their childhoods, their first memory is LOVE!

Why Reading Makes You A Better Person According to Science- I have actually had people tell me that they are too busy to read. I don't understand that concept. I have to have a book going at all times! In fact, I usually have several that I'm reading at once. The love of reading and of books was instilled in me by both of my parents. If you need proof that you need to be reading, here it is!!

Foreigner donates proceeds from remake of classic song to ShrinersAnother reason to love Foreigner!! 

Roads are clear, but every parking lot has piles and piles of snow!

The Unbearable Heaviness of Clutter- Great article for this time of year when we all seem to be cleaning out our homes! This is one of my main goals. I don't want my kids to have to deal with my mess. 

Pictures don't do it justice!! These piles are 10' high!!

Happy Peak Of The Week- It's all downhill from here!!