A Good Book

dmc_emmy
dmc_emmy Member Posts: 549
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I know a book was mentioned several posts back, but I couldn't find it. Maybe I had the author or title wrong (Something about "hope" written, in think, by Gerard??) Pls re-submit when you get the title/author. Thx.

In the meantinme, I found another book, "The Middle Place," (I would underline if I knew how), by Kelly Corrigan. It is written like a novel, with the exception that it is fully factual, and it will make you laugh and also cry--much like this place here. It would be a great book for our younger members here who have young children.

Check it out. I got it at Border's Books (when I was looking for the other one) and it was $14.95, paperback.

Better go...my husband is waiting to dust and I'm still straightening the house (took a detour when I remembered the guiena's name and their breed, posted under PODS if anyone is interested :)). Anyway, it was a good excuse to be back with my friends, again.

dmc
PS
I was told that I, too, should write a book one day, but I doubt if anyone would believe my story either. :)

Comments

  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    dmc
    Good book,I read it!!
  • ladybug22
    ladybug22 Member Posts: 646
    go for it
    you never know til you try
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    Middle Place
    I read a synopsis of the book you recommend, and though I am an avid reader ( I think if there were a need for a 12 step for readers I would have to be counted among them!) "The Middle Place" ( I don't know how to underline, either!) doesn't fit in with my ongoing Ostrich Therapy, no matter how good the book may be! LOL

    I lost my dad when I was a young woman,and I am now a BC survivor; as soon as I read that those exact events and how they impacted the author's life are main parts of the book~ I knew if I were in a book store holding that book, I would put it back on the shelf. Even if it became a Pulitzer Prize winner, or the writer got the Nobel Prize for literature. It isn't her, of course, it's me! I fully acknowledge that.

    I have been seeing ad's for the movie "My Sister's Keeper"~ there is no way I would watch that, either! Again, the Ostrich in my life won't allow that!

    Some of the sisters in here mention seeing great, albeit tear-producing things on TV; I recently recall posts about Farrah Fawcett's cancer battle. I couldn't bear it.

    I thank you nevertheless for the recommendation, and I feel certain many of the readers in here will be uplifted by it's words.

    I have been thinking of giving up the Ostrich Therapy~ people keep tripping over my fat backside, and the worst part is, I keep getting a mouthful of sand, cuz I won't be quiet!
    Should I decide to be a Big Girl and actually stand up and face things, I just might find myself reading 'The Middle Place"...one never knows! Just not today!

    Thanks again and Hugs,
    Claudia
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    chenheart said:

    Middle Place
    I read a synopsis of the book you recommend, and though I am an avid reader ( I think if there were a need for a 12 step for readers I would have to be counted among them!) "The Middle Place" ( I don't know how to underline, either!) doesn't fit in with my ongoing Ostrich Therapy, no matter how good the book may be! LOL

    I lost my dad when I was a young woman,and I am now a BC survivor; as soon as I read that those exact events and how they impacted the author's life are main parts of the book~ I knew if I were in a book store holding that book, I would put it back on the shelf. Even if it became a Pulitzer Prize winner, or the writer got the Nobel Prize for literature. It isn't her, of course, it's me! I fully acknowledge that.

    I have been seeing ad's for the movie "My Sister's Keeper"~ there is no way I would watch that, either! Again, the Ostrich in my life won't allow that!

    Some of the sisters in here mention seeing great, albeit tear-producing things on TV; I recently recall posts about Farrah Fawcett's cancer battle. I couldn't bear it.

    I thank you nevertheless for the recommendation, and I feel certain many of the readers in here will be uplifted by it's words.

    I have been thinking of giving up the Ostrich Therapy~ people keep tripping over my fat backside, and the worst part is, I keep getting a mouthful of sand, cuz I won't be quiet!
    Should I decide to be a Big Girl and actually stand up and face things, I just might find myself reading 'The Middle Place"...one never knows! Just not today!

    Thanks again and Hugs,
    Claudia

    Claudia,
    you sound like one of the bravest individuals I know from your posts and all-I don't know how much of an ostrich you are! Maybe just real like the rest of us!
  • DianeBC
    DianeBC Member Posts: 3,881 Member
    I will have to get this
    I will have to get this book. thanks
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
    DianeBC said:

    I will have to get this
    I will have to get this book. thanks

    I like the posting of books.
    I like the posting of books. Thanks!
  • dmc_emmy
    dmc_emmy Member Posts: 549
    Kylez said:

    I like the posting of books.
    I like the posting of books. Thanks!

    I love to read...
    so, maybe in my summer off from work, I will find more books that may interest others. I make an annual trip to the used book store in the basement of the Lansing Public Library and I can get books there for $0.50 and up. Most of the books are under $2, it's a great place to spend an afternnon and then come home with boxes of books that cost you less than a meal for two at McDs. :) Maybe I'll find some inspirational books there on how others beat this thing.

    dmc
  • cwestbro
    cwestbro Member Posts: 15
    love it
    I love that book!!! I could certainly relate!!
  • confused123
    confused123 Member Posts: 251
    "Hope" book
    I mentioned the book way back. It is called "There is No Pace Like Hope" by Vickie Girard and it is at Barnes and Noble. I just bought a copy for my friend.
    Let me know if you like it or is anybody has read it I would love to know your thoughts.
    Kim
  • dmc_emmy
    dmc_emmy Member Posts: 549

    "Hope" book
    I mentioned the book way back. It is called "There is No Pace Like Hope" by Vickie Girard and it is at Barnes and Noble. I just bought a copy for my friend.
    Let me know if you like it or is anybody has read it I would love to know your thoughts.
    Kim

    Thanks Kim
    I found it at Barnes and Noble today, Border's didn't have it. I can't wait to delve into it. I will let you know my take on it.
    dmc
  • Kristin N
    Kristin N Member Posts: 1,968 Member
    dmc_emmy said:

    Thanks Kim
    I found it at Barnes and Noble today, Border's didn't have it. I can't wait to delve into it. I will let you know my take on it.
    dmc

    Thanks for these book
    Thanks for these book titles. This is nice to have postings about books to read. Good job!