Sunday, March 8, 2009


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.


  1. Patty,
    Don't you know that I've got four going already? Now I'll have to add this one to the list too. So glad you're back. How's the linking going? Maybe you just need to come over and visit!

  2. hi edie:
    this is the same author who did "christmas jars", which i understood was another easy, but heartwarming story. it's charming, romantic w a bit of spirituality. a little heart-breaking, too. just my thing! ;) love ya!