Sunday, July 15, 2007
These Is My Words
I have been reading a ton this summer. I don't know what it is about the summer, but I read more in the summer than I do any other time of the year. My life as a stay-at-home-mom isn't really all that different during the summer, it's just something about the summer, I allow myself lots of reading time. I love getting lost in a book, and great characters. It's funny because in High School, and I'll admit college too, I prided myself on being able to write essays and book reviews on books I hadn't really read, I think it was something about someone telling me I had to read a certain book (that's about as rebellious as I get!) But when it's my choice, and my time, I love to read.
When I was in Florida I read Twilight which I think I mentioned was a great read. And while I'm waiting for my sister Becky to pass on the sequel, New Moon, I picked up one Courtney gave to me a long time ago. The book is called, These Is My Words, by Nancy Turner. I think I let it sit for a while because I had judged this little book by it's cover. You see it's a novel that is written like a journal of a pioneer/frontier woman that takes place in the Arizona Territories in the late 1800's. Boring! So I had let this book sit for probably a year because it sounded kind of boring to me, well I was so, so wrong, and feel like I should apologize to Nancy Turner, Sarah Prine, Courtney and Becky who had both highly recommended it to me. Becky described it as the Pride and Prejudice of the old West. I don't think I'd quite say that, because this book is full of hardships and tragedy, but through it all there is a lovely romance and interesting story of a strong Frontier woman, that I very much connected to. I won't say more, because I think too much information spoils a book, but I will say that you won't be able to put this down, you will love your husband even more, and you will feel so blessed by the life you lead. So seriously, go get this book and add it to your summer reading list, and to Becky and Courtney, did you know there is a sequel that picks up Sarah's life in 1906, don't worry, I'm already on it! Let me know if any of you read it!