April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!
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.