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.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Book in Progress: The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

OK, so I'm about halfway through The Wednesday Sisters, the Early Reviewer book I got from LT by Meg Waite Clayton, and I'm loving it! It's an excellently written story about friendship and family (and especially how friends can grow into being more than just friends, they can become family too).

The story revolves around no-nonsense, athletic Linda, super smart Brett, quiet Frankie, Southern Belle Kath & shy Ally, friends who first meet every Wednesday in the park for play time with their kids, where they start to discuss what books they've been reading and the small talk of forming friendships. Later, they discover that each has had a small desire in one way or another to become writers, so the Wednesday meetings change to writing critiques, as they each try to help the other into becoming better writers.

The book is so much more than just about their writing. It's also about the hopes, dreams and challenges of young families and budding friendships. I'm really impressed with the book over all; smartly written and nicely paced, with believable characters. I'm hoping the book finishes up as nicely as it has started.

The book will be released on June 17, 2008, and simply based on what I've read so far, Im highly recommending it.


devourerofbooks said...

Okay, I'm sort of disappointed hearing all of these good reviews of this book now. A few days ago someone put a copy up on bookmooch, and I didn't grab it because I hadn't really heard how people were liking it yet. By the time I decided just to go ahead and get it, it was too late, and now I'm regretting it.

Irish said...

Sounds like a good book. Definitely going to have to add it to my wish list now.

tapestry100 said...

Yeah, I think this is definitely a book you'd like.

Table Talk said...

I hope this is going to find its way over to the UK because it sounds so much like my sort of book. Being a person of absolutely no family whatsoever I know all about friends becoming family. I want to see what Clayton has to say about it.

Irish said...

Ok...I've now pre-ordered this from Amazon. It better be worth the hardcover price...else I'm coming after you the $15. ;-)

Elizabeth said...

It was very good - when I posted my review on LT I got a personal comment from the author, so now I'm totally starstruck. =)