Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Wordy Wednesday-Reading Now

(click on book images to order)

  At first the title of this book put me off a little. It looked a little bit like a devotional for tree huggers.
But I picked it up and began to leaf through the pages, and I was pleasantly surprised.
I love the layout, the mixture of prayers, poetry and scripture.
I love it so much I am ordering one for the boys and Sweet Man so that we can travel though it together as a family.
 And and for the record I do love trees and   a good chunk of living things. Especially the farm variety. 

A friend gave me this book after I raved about The Help.
I really enjoyed the story and the characters and the Southern setting.
The book is similar to The Help in that it is told from a variety of perspectives- all women, all ages, all connected. The majority of the story takes place in a nursing home and honestly it really gave me a greater understanding, respect and compassion for those who live and work there.

I love Maeve Binchey. Her books are always  easy, entertaining, well written, & interesting.
I also love how she weaves so many stories together throughout her various books without making them a hardcore series. Each time I pick one up I feel as if I am revisiting a favorite vacation spot, where I have begun to know the natives well after years of  returning to the same cafe, the same bookstore, the same rental cottage.

Next Up:

This selection is more work/research related, but my friend Amy highly recommends it so I am looking forward to it.

It feels good to read again and I am excited about picking up some more fiction selections soon.
Got any suggestions?


  1. The Sweet By and By just went on my must read list. I swear I'm going to find time to read sometime soon!

  2. I just finished The Sweet By and By for my book club and I liked it. My Grandpa just moved into a small nursing home and so this book hit a little close to home. But I liked it. Have you read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt? I read it last year and loved loved it. It is was one of those, "If you liked The Help, you might like..." selections and it was very good.


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