Monday, September 29, 2014

It's Monday. What Are You Reading? - 9-29-14

Each Monday, Sheila at Book Journey host It's Monday. What Are You Reading? It is a place to share your current reads and see what other are reading. Join us.

I am still reading The Book of Ruth. 
 Saturday, I went to the library to pick up a Toni Morrison book that I had placed on hold. While there I checked out their Banned Books Week display. See  my post here.  I also took a minute to peruse the shelves, looking for the Jeanette Walls book, The Glass Castle.  I did not find that title but I did find 2 others and the 2 title I had on hold.  I will share the rest of them later this week.
 Jai Pausch's book has been on my TBR list since I first heard of it after reading The Last Lecture by her husband Randy Pausch.

Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss

by Jai Pausch   3.5 of 5 stars

A remarkably frank, deeply moving, and inspiring memoir by Jai Pausch, whose husband, Randy, wrote the bestseller The Last Lecture while battling pancreatic cancer.

"Jai is such a giver that she often forgets to take care of herself," Randy Pausch wrote about his wife. "Jai knows that she’ll have to give herself permission to make herself a priority."
In Dream New Dreams, Jai Pausch shares her own story for the first time: her emotional journey from wife and mother to full-time caregiver, shuttling between her three young children and Randy’s bedside as he sought treatment far from home; and then to widow and single parent, fighting to preserve a sense of stability for her family, while coping with her own grief and the challenges of running a household without a partner.
Jai paints a vivid, honest portrait of a vital, challenging relationship between two strong people who faced a grim prognosis and the self-sacrificing decisions it often required. As she faced life without the husband she called her “magic man,” Jai learned to make herself a priority to create a new life of hope and happiness—as she puts it, to “feel a spark of my own magic beginning to flicker.”
Dream New Dreams is a powerful story of grief, healing, and newfound independence. With advice artfully woven into an intimate, beautifully written narrative, Jai’s story will inspire not only the legions of readers who made The Last Lecture a bestseller, but also those who are embarking on a journey of loss and renewal themselves.

I am really looking forward to this memoir. So what are you reading this week?

Until next time, 
Stay Busy and Stay Happy


  1. Pancreatic Cancer sure is a hoot! I had a buddy die slow and agonizingly over it. Mercy, gimme a heart attack anyday... Well, no. Neither would be nice. I will have to look at that book at GR.

    Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic

  2. Dreams New Dreams sounds very emotional. You may need a few tissues.