Thank you SO MUCH to all of you who bought Greyley’s headbands. You have made one little girl VERY happy! She will be going to camp~ woohoo! She is excited beyond belief to have 5 glorious days at church camp with her very dear friend, Kat. Thanks for helping make that happen. And if you still need a headband, it’s not too late. Even if she’s sold most of the ones shown in the blog post, she can make more of the same…although each has its own individual flavor. That’s the beauty of things being lovingly handmade. I do believe she might be addicted to making these lovely things.
I have been in book land. It’s been wonderful. I just became part of a writer’s group and it’s been such fun to read everyone’s chapters. I have gotten HOOKED on these stories and it’s an honor to be part of the writing process with each of them. We’re spread throughout the country and all have such different styles. It will be interesting to learn more about each person in the coming weeks.
Speaking of books, I have been entranced by a book that I just finished…Room by Emma Donoghue. Oh my word. If you haven’t read this book, you MUST get it RIGHT AWAY. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever read. I had to stop midway through and text a friend who has already read it to ask if it was going to have a happy ending. It felt just a little too much to handle at times. But it is SO worth it! Please read it and then let’s talk about it, shall we? It’s that good.
Have any of you read A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan? I had this on my list of Must Reads and then there was a lot of controversy over a comment she made right after she won the Pulitzer Prize. A lot of female writers really took offense to something she said and it made me wonder if I wanted to read the book after all…before I even knew what she’d said. However, after reading just a chapter, I did want to read more and I figure I’ll let everyone else battle it out.
I just like a good story.
Another good story…and sad, intriguing, heartbreaking and strange…Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. I think a big part of what I enjoyed about the book is that it’s mostly set in Minnesota. Crazy story. And interestingly enough, the two authors~ Franzen and Egan~ were sort of “pitted” against each other for the Pulitzer Prize. It’s a weird, tangled tale about love that takes many twists and turns.
One more book for today…Patty Jane’s House of Curl by Lorna Landvik. It’s a story about two sisters and it’s also set in Minnesota. It’s fun to hear about the different landmarks in the Twin Cities and know exactly where they’re talking about. This book made me think of Steel Magnolias, only set in the North instead of the South. It has that same quirky humor and the love between the women is fiercely powerful.
Makes me want to go read some more…or even better, write.