Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Slice of Life- Lost in a Great Book
Each week the Slice of Life is hosted by the writers and teachers of Twowritingteachers.wordpress.com. I came close to missing this week's slice, as I have been distracted by an amazing book, but I'm writing a quick slice before I shut down my computer.
When I read a good book, the rest of my life suffers. I have had a lot to do for work, family, and life overall, so I have sort of avoided a novel thicker than a picture book. Professional books I can read in parts, but I have a tendency to get lost in a good narrative.
For the last three days, I have been reading Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan during any free time I could find (and not free time, as well). When my oldest daughter got home tonight at 8, I told her I'd hear about her day in 40 pages. Then, as I sat at the kitchen table finishing this book, I cried and two of my other daughters laughed at me.
"Is it really that sad, Mom?" Cecily asked.
The truth is that Counting By 7s is really that sad, really that wise, really that happy, really that everything. I can not wait for others to read this book and share the experience with me.
I don't have time for another slice of life that is 378 pages long any time soon, but for anyone looking for an amazing book of wonderful characters and insights and a distraction from their real lives, read Counting By 7s. And please, let me know that you did.
I'm late with my slice, but happy to share and be part of this tradition,