Sunday, January 22, 2012

Reading Rx

 I've spent the week-end nursing a raging head-cold and killer sore-throat. Between dozing I've been reading.

Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back  -     
        By: Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent

First up was Heaven is for Real. This was really recommended by a friend whose Mom died last year. She found a lot of comfort in it. I thought it was a good review of the basics but it wasn't anything earth shattering.  My only issue with the book was how the parents didn't trust their instincts about how sick their kid was and how long they took to get him the medical help he needed. Cub read it after I did and thought it was good.

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An Amish Wedding- 3 novellas written by 3 different authors using the same cast of characters. I didn't realize that there was a whole "Amish genre" out there but if you enjoy that genre, you'll like this. It definitely veered into cheesy romance. I'm not sure I buy that whole portion of it in regards to plain people.  My grandparents were Plimoth Brethren and grandma's cousins were Mennonite; their take on life was pragmatic to the nth degree. Simple, easy read.

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On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan. I picked this up because MeEwan figures highly on the list of reads that King recommends. McEwan is definitely a master story teller.  This is the telling of a young English couple in the early 60's, thier engagement and their disasterous wedding night.  Realistic characters, interesting touch on family systems and the tragedy that occurs when our inner dialog shuts out the realities of the people in our lives. A bit of a tragedy and very, very earthy.

Looking forward to good health, a clean house and

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