Sunday, January 9, 2011

Resolution Success - in more ways than one!

So, if any of you read my resolutions for 2011, you know that I listed:

-go to the library and stop buying so many books

I did this because 1) we don't have the space and 2) its expensive.  Well...I did it.  I went to the library.  I hadn't been in so long I had to get a new library card.  Yes, terrible.  Anyway, I picked out two books (start small):  Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah and To Dance With the White Dog by Terry Kay.

I read To Dance With the White Dog in 2 nights - GO GET THIS BOOK (at the library)!   
GO GET THIS BOOK!  I had to reiterate because I loved it that much!  I really only picked it up because T is always talking about how they filmed the movie in his hometown, Americus, GA.  I saw it on the shelf as I was walking out and decided I should get it.  I had no idea that the author, Terry Kay, is from Georgia and that a good portion of the book takes place in MY hometown.

THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!  It has the most touching story about an older couple and their love.  I don't want to give away too much, but seriously READ IT!  It's an easy read and I promise that most of you will be finished in a night.  I love it so much that I'm buying (I know, already breaking my own rules) a copy for me and one for my grandmother.  I called her Saturday to tell her that I was mailing her this book because it reminded me so much of the love between her and my grandfather.

I haven't started Firefly Lane yet, but I've heard good things about it as well.  If you get time, go to your local library and take your sweet kiddos, you won't regret it!   You never know what GREAT books you will find!


Kat said...

I'll have to check those out (of the library)!!!
I have about 10 books on hold ready for pickup for me at the library already, mostly cookbooks though. It's snowing like crazy here right now, so it might be a few days before I can get in there. Maybe I'll just go ahead and add these two to my list.

Southern H and H said...

Good morning! I added To Dance With the White Dog to my Amazon list, per your recommendation. Excited to read it!

Happy thoughts y'alls way for your FIL.

Natalie said...

I am the same way, I always buy so many books and it adds up! I need to get to the library. Firefly Lane is already on my To-Read list this year but I will have to add To Dance with the White Dog. I love getting book suggestions!

Lorri said...

I can't wait read BOTH of those. Due to my addiction to buying books, my husband bought me an iPad for Christmas. He carefully calculated the numbers and figured out that I would save a lot of $ downloading the books instead of buying the hard copies. I know, I could go to the library. BUT, I never seem to make the time. Then a mean ole librarian will give me dirty looks when I hand her my late fee. :)

JMW said...

I started going back to the library in the fall, in an effort to save money and introduce the kids to a wider array of reading (I, too, had to get a new card!). Then, Hubby bought me a Kindle for Christmas. Argh!

Town and Country Mom said...

Thanks for the recommendations!

caycee said...

Reading was also one of my resolutions! I just bought the Help, and so far it is awesome! I have heard great things about firefly lane too!!

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