Sheila at Book Journey hosts a weekly meme to share what you reading this week and encourages all of us to visit others participating. Fair warning - this tends to add to your reading list! ;)
This week I am in the middle of
"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.
And I will start tonight: on my Kindle-
Jessica Hart is new to Seattle, days away from the big Three-O, and just months away from marrying the perfect man. But, when her fiancé, Jim Carozza, gets into a car with a creepy stranger who looks like a Vegas pit boss her perfect life takes a bizarre turn.
Her brother tells her to go home. The police tell her to go home. Her inner voice even tells her to go home. Unfortunately, Jessica has never been the kind of girl to do as she’s told. Instead, she jumps feet first into trouble looking for answers just to find out that every answer leads her into more trouble.
Before she knows it, her world has turned upside down. Jim is missing and he’s got secrets. Greg has moved in and he’s got secrets. Her new friend, smoking hot and mysteriously irresistible Eric Wolf, even has secrets.
Now, a crazed killer is stalking Jessica and he wants something that she doesn't have. Wolf wants something that she knows she shouldn't give. And, the police, the FBI, the mob and a bunch of scary looking mercenaries are watching her every move.
Greg thinks she needs to let the police handle things.
Her best friend thinks she needs to let Wolf seduce her. Jessica thinks she needs some retail therapy, a manicure, and a margarita.
And I hope to start:
I did not get to this one during Banned Books Week, and the copy I borrowed from my public library looks different that this, but the page numbers and the ISBN match. It has been on my TBR list for some time. I am anxious to get to it, hope I can get through it.
I finished The Book of Ruth and had trouble finishing it. It was hard to read and very depressing. If you are interested my Goodreads review is here.
Until next time
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