Monday, December 17, 2012

Sense and Sensibility



I have to say I'm happy I picked this book to read next. I seriously needed a light, happy ending type of book right now. Partly because I've been reading a lot of heavy, non-fiction material and the other reason is that I have a six year old. Unless you live under a rock, you know what I'm talking about.

Our collective hearts are breaking, and I have cried many times over the weekend, as I know the world has, thinking of those babies. I couldn't sleep for two nights, thinking of those parents and what they must be going through, my heart goes out to them. I'm trying not to dwell on it, and to move on as we all must in the wake of this horrific tragedy. Just one other quick note, those teachers are true heroes. I've always admired them and the work they do, but the love and instinct they showed in their actions makes it all the more evident how wonderful they really are.

Back to the book, Sense and Sensibility, my goal is to read about 100 pages a week, and to get through it in about a month. (Hopefully before my surgery date) To those who are reading with me, I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the book too!

How are you all doing today? Stop by and share your comments- I love hearing from you.

12 comments:

  1. It's too horrific to comprehend. Hope the book uplifts you.

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  2. It's truly heartbreaking. I can't imagine what those parents and that community must be going through.

    Good luck with your reading goal - I wish I could get through 100 pages a week.

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    1. It's just all so wrong.

      I'm on page 40 already so I should be able to make it :) I've been able to up my reading in the last few months.

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  3. It's horrific... I can only imagine what the relatives are feeling right now...

    I managed to pick up a copy of Sense & Sensibility from the local library! I'll start reading it tomorrow...
    Keep us posted/drop an e-mail with regards to the discussion format... do you have something specific in mind?

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    1. Those poor people. . .I can't stop thinking about them.

      Glad you're reading with me S & S. Hmm, as far as format, I just wanted to post on the blog my thoughts on the book, reading it as a writer. What works and why. .I know I have questions I'm hoping to get other people's thoughts on too. Nothing too formal. Mostly just to get a dialogue about why some books are timeless and how to improve following their lead.

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  4. haven't read the book, but i'm lookign for a new one!

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  5. I loved Sense and Sensibility. It's been years since I read it.

    It's a good time to read something like and heartwarming. I'm reading a paranormal by a writer who shares my publisher. It's fantastic--Awakening the Fire by Ally Shields.

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    1. Sounds good, I'll have to keep it in mind :)

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