Sunday, March 28, 2010

i'd rather be cleaning

I finally finished More by Austin Clarke today. I did not really enjoy it. In fact I spent about 6 hours cleaning on Friday night INSTEAD of reading my book. The best thing I can say is that now it's done. I wouldn't say it was "bad", but other than the fact it was set in Toronto and it makes me happy to recognize landmarks and street names, I didn't feel any connection to the book.

My next selection is Wicked by Gregory Maguire.I've been eying (eyeing-that looks weird) is for about a month or so at BMV and finally decided to buy it and the second book in the series because they were very reasonably priced (7.99 and 2.99). I've heard good things about the musical and am looking forward to reading this series!


  1. Hi Sara,
    I just finished reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and loved it. The language is outrageous at times but the story is compelling. It is amazing that with the tenacity, and strong will that these children had that they could actually suceed in life as they did, achieving their dreams despite the great hurdles they faced in poverty. I have now passed the book to Memere and liked it so much that I bought her next book Half Broke Horses (in hard cover). The only way to afford this habit was by joining IRewards at Indigo and getting the bonus sale price. I will have to see if I can join the Winnipeg library in some sort of way if I plan to continue reading as I hope to. I will share my other reads with you over the next few days (and the other books thatI have bought and plan to read.)

  2. Is IRewards really worth it? I've been contemplating that myself. I look forward to hearing about your reading-It's so nice that you've been able to find/make time for it more lately!!

  3. After talking with you this evening I will be bringing you the last 2 books that I have read. The first is Still Alice written by Lisa Genova. This story about Alice diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease brought some tears but also some hilarious moments. My sister Stella suggested it because both of us have a dear friend who has been diagnosed with the same at the age of 52. This book certainly brought some reality to both of us and gave us a different insight to deal and help as we continue to visit and/or phone her.

    The second book is called Against Medical Advice written by James Patterson and Hal Friedman. This is a story about a young boy diagnosed with Tourette's and how treatment was so challenging throughout his life as a child and young adult. More about tenacity and love from family and stong will to survive and to regain your own life. I often am challenged with my own patients with Tourette's at Children's Hospital and this certainly showed me the resilience that families truly have. It was a heart warming book about survival. I hope you will enjoy them.


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