I’ve finished a couple of books but haven’t had a chance to do write ups on all of them. I guess, I’ve just been too busy starting new books. heh.
I did get a chance to write a little bit about Blue Sky July by Nia Wyn. While I don’t read memoirs very often, I thought this one sounded good and I wasn’t disappointed.
Nia Wyn is excited about the birth of her baby but a few months after he is born, her son is diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy. The doctors give her a worst-case scenario but she struggles and devotes her life to finding ways to help her son achieve even the smallest of breakthroughs.
“They call it ‘brave’ to be the odd one out. They say that they couldn’t cope and couldn’t do what I do; they say that they don’t know what, if anything, would pull them through. Mostly, when they talk to me, they say they ‘can’t imagine what it is like.” This is a very honest and moving account of a mother’s love for her child. I hope you’ll give this one a chance. Here’s the full review.
So, what have I started? I finally picked up Secondhand Smoke by Karen E. Olson and I’m already half way through it. Gotta love that Annie Seymour. For all you fans, did you know Karen’s fourth book in the Annie Seymour series comes out this November? Mark your calendars for Shot Girl. I have to catch up!
What else… Oh, I did make a quick stop at the library to drop off some unfinished books. I hate it when that happens don’t you? You’d think that would keep me from taking out any new books, but no, not me. I did show some restraint though and only walked out with one, Mercury Under My Tongue by Sylvain Trudel, and the latest issue of BookPage.
Finally, don’t forget to check out the latest and greatest from Estella’s Revenge. The September edition is up and has some great book reviews.