Wednesday, December 21, 2011

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

  
  What if you woke up every morning and didn't remember who you were or anything about your life?  I know, I know, the theme has been explored before; haven't you seen Fifty First Dates?  This book by S.J. Watson, however, puts a different twist on the old amnesia theme.
     What if you woke up every morning and didn't remember who you were or anything about your life, and some days you woke up thinking you were a teenager; other days waking up thinking you were in your twenties and single.  But you have to deal with the strange man lying beside you.  And you have to believe whatever he tells you about who you are and why you can't remember. What if he's lying?  How do you know?
     That is the position Christine finds herself in every day.  Then, on the advise of a counselor her husband doesn't know about, she begins to journal. The counselor calls each day to tell her where the journal is and she reads about her life again.   Instead of questions being answered, she only discovers more questions.  Can she believe the man who claims he is her husband?
     This book makes you think about the precarious position such a person is in.  How would you know the truth?  The author builds the story and the suspense lasts up until the last chapter.  I truly enjoyed reading it and look forward to more books by this debut author.

    

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Only a Bookaholic

Happy Day!   I had thirty extra minutes today and ran by McKay's Used Books.  I found four books that have been on my wish list for months!  If I could only read non-stop I might make a dent in the to be read list!  Here are the great books found on this unexpected trip to the store. I'll let you know if they are any good!



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Have You Read . . .?

I love to read.  When asked "What are your Hobbies?"  I only have one - reading. I have cross stitched in the past.  I do like to shop but only when I have money, and is that really a hobby anyway?  I love the idea of gardening, cooking, bird watching, sewing, etc., etc., etc. I've heard a lot of people say they don't have time to read, they wish they had more time to read, they used to read, and so on.  You know what I've learned?  You make time for what you enjoy.  Even when I had five small kids at home, I found time to read.  Maybe the house wasn't spotless, supper wasn't gourmet, I didn't grow our own food, but I somehow found time to read. Anyway, I have been thinking about books I've read. You know one of the best parts about reading books is sharing those books with others.  With all that said, here are some of my favorite books. (I'll tell you a secret:  I've read most of these books at least twice.)
If you've read any of them, tell me what you thought.