Thursday, April 12, 2012
I've been reading so many good books lately. One of the things I had in mind at the beginning of the year (not a resolution, exactly) was that I wished to get more into reading. I got an iPad for Christmas, and reading on the iPad seemed to be the perfect motivator--it's such a fun novelty. I use the Kindle app for my books. Love it.
I just finished reading Bloom by Kelle Hampton. Do you know Kelle's blog? I just found it recently. She has two daughters; the younger daughter has Down syndrome. The book is about her first year of parenting her youngest daughter. Her reaction to the Down syndrome diagnosis and how she underwent so much growth and change and soul searching during that first year. Kelle is such a wonderful storyteller. I love her honesty and her zest for life. The book is super emotional, so grab a box of tissues before you read this. I found myself tearing up quite frequently. You can read Kelle's incredible birth story here.
Perhaps I am the last one on the planet to read The Help (?). I finished this a few weeks ago. Loved it. I think I assumed that since it was so massively popular maybe I wouldn't like it? I worried it wouldn't be well written. But it turns out I loved the writing and the story is incredibly engaging. I loved being transported to a different place and time (1960's South). I haven't seen the movie yet, but am hoping Netflix delivers it by the weekend--it would be an excellent way to end this week. I could use a good movie.
I've just started this--I'm just a few chapters in so far, but I'm loving it. I haven't seen the movie, but I saw the trailer and that is what sparked my interest in the book. I'm not really sure what it's about yet, but I'm enjoying letting the information unfold gradually.
What have you been reading lately?