I love to read when we go on vacation. I can usually finish a book or two, and I can become totally immersed in it. Not like at home, when the dryer buzzer is sounding and the fire alarm goes off because I forgot dinner in the oven... catching 10 minute bursts of time to concentrate, dogs barking, kids screaming and yelling and playing... you understand, don't you? :)
Well, this time, I brought 3 books: St. Theresa of Avila (last month's bookclub selection-unfinished!), The Autobiography of Ben Franklin (this month's bookclub selection), and Wednesday Letters (a book I couldn't resist buying when I was in the bookstore buying my bookclub book).
I loved this book.
It was so simple and easy to read. I wasn't asking myself "what does that MEAN?" throughout, and I wasn't feeling remorseful because I was coming to terms with what a sinner I am, and I easily understood ALL the words! ;)
It was like my favorite ice cream on a hot day...
Refreshing, sweet, and oh-so-easy to swallow.
What makes a book a good book to me?
One that moves me.
One that makes me cry,
or laugh, or ache.
By page 10, I was COL (crying out loud).
I did it again in the middle. And of course, again at the end.
And it stays with me.
And it makes me want to be a better mother. And a better wife.
And a better person.
My favorite line:
"...when it rains inside my head, and the drops wet my eyes, I think of the love that He shared with me..."
If you get a chance, read it. Don't wait for vacation.