After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Monday, February 4, 2008

10. Firefly Lane by Krisitn Hannah


LibraryThing Early Reviewers

December Early Reviewer Selection

Title: Firefly Lane
Author(s): Kristin Hannah
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 479
Format: ARC Paperback through LibraryThing Early Reviewer Program
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Finished: 2-4-08

Firefly Lane, Kristin Hannah's latest book, is the story about unlikely friends Kate and Tully and the lifetime of friendship that they created for themselves; the type of friendship that everyone should have, a friend who is more family than friend.

To be honest, the book is rather predictable and reads much like a Lifetime movie, and there are several punctuation and spelling errors (although these may be attributed to being an Advance Readers' Edition), but these problems aside, the book is really enjoyable. Even though I knew what was coming through most of the book, I found myself really caring about the characters. The last two chapters brought the entire story together. Kristin Hannah really understood her characters and their emotions, and portrayed them perfectly.

All errors aside, Firefly Lane is a really good book that could have benefited from some tighter editing. I found myself wanting to skip over sections of the book simply due to the extent of detail that was placed in to make sure the reader knew what decade the story was taking place in. I feel that more emphasis could have been placed on when the girls were younger and when they were living on Firefly Lane; where they cemented their friendship. This particular time in their lives, which the book refers back to frequently, was only briefly touched on. It seems that for such an important time in their lives, this time period would have been more deeply developed. But even with these few flaws, after finishing the book, I found that I had really enjoyed it.

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