Wednesday, March 25, 2015

a good read

It occurred to me the other day that I've never done a book review on my blog.  So here it goes.  I love to read.  And I rarely read.  Mostly because a book has to be really, really good to convince my busy little self to sit down and focus.  And it has to engage me on some kind of  positive emotional level.   My vivid imagination and (sometimes) over empathetic personality just can't handle the negative/scary/violent kind of books. And, if I'm going to take the time to sit down and read, I want to fill that time with good things. That doesn't mean a book always has to be happy.  I  believe that some of the most positive and wonderful things can sometimes come from of the most difficult and sad things in our lives.  Maybe that's why this book appealed to me.
"Counting by 7's" by Holly Goldberg Sloan

I absolutely loved this quirky/ tragic/ beautiful/ happy/ unpredictable book.  The characters are as unique as the story and Sloan had me hooked after the second chapter.  It's a quick read with a powerful message that had me thinking and rethinking for days about the incalculable power of love and the human spirit. 

(Oh, and missionary return countdown=fourteen day. Yep!!!)

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