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2013 August 5


I feel like I am finally at the phase of parenting when I can lose myself in books again. For so many years, I had such sporadic, short bursts of quiet time that engaging in a book felt like a losing battle so I often opted for magazines or the internet instead. But lately I have been finding myself with good pockets of unplugged, alone time (yes, my kids are content playing on their own these days. No, I don’t drug them) to really get into books. And what a happy place that is.

I just wrapped up A Thousand Splendid Suns. It took me about 200 pages to get into it and I almost gave up twice. But I am glad I didn’t because the last 200 or so pages were well worth it. Beautifully written, tragic and hopeful at the same time, and a very enlightening look at another part of the world I will realistically likely never visit beyond those pages.

Next up is Lean In. I have been putting this one off for a while because there were a few things in flux with my work and my vision for the future and my goals. Then I realized it may actually help me to align all that, so it’s on the nightstand as we speak, ready to impart its wisdom on my wandering mind.

Then I am moving onto Sharp Objects. I read Gone Girl like the rest of the world (I always pictured Bradley Cooper in my mind while reading it so the Ben Affleck thing has me thrown a bit) and this is what I thought of it. But a bookworm friend that I trust implicitly promises me that Sharp Objects will deliver on everything Gone Girl didn’t, which was really just the ending. But let’s be honest, you need a good ending.

After all, those good pockets of quiet, alone time may be coming around more often these days, but they still have pretty high standards.

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  1. August 5, 2013

    can’t wait to hear what you think of lean in! i loved it, had my husband read it, and now he is more of an evangelist about the book than i am! very funny to hear him tell our guy friends to read it when i know their wives havent! it’s very different than what we read about in all of the reviews – i honestly can’t imagine that the reviewers read the book.

    • WWGD permalink*
      August 5, 2013

      That’s so interesting – will definitely let you know what I think!

  2. August 5, 2013

    “A Thousand Splendid Sun” is one of my favourite reads, partly for the reason you state above…it’s about a world that it’s almost inconceivable exists on the same planet as us, it’s such a different world. I found it so moving.

    “Gone Girl”…..good read but HATED that ending!!!

    I haven’t heard of “Lean In”, will have to check that out.

    Enjoy your reading time 🙂

    • WWGD permalink*
      August 5, 2013

      Thank you! Glad we are on the same page 😉

  3. August 5, 2013

    I can so relate with that stage in parenting when you can lose yourself in books again …. getting back into reading has been a rediscovery of such a love! With a good book, I can’t wait to head up to bed to read. Khaled Hosseini is one of my faves, check out his new book (although I warn you, the very first chapter will leave you with a lump in your throat that will stay with you). I really hope my children discover the joys of losing yourself in a book, it really is one of life’s true pleasure.s

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