Sunday, July 31, 2011

Must Read

My mother-in-law gave me the book, The Glass Castle, before we left on our trip to TN this weekend
I had no idea what it was about, but I needed something to do since I was going to be stuck in the car for 7 hours

It's a GREAT book!
It's a memoir written by Jeannette Walls - you will laugh, cry and cringe as she talks about her life growing up with her parents and four siblings - it is fascinating! 
If your haven't read it yet, pick up a copy at the library or your local bookstore!

Happy Reading!
PS.  Lots more about our trip to Center Hill Lake in TN later 
PSS. I have officially become a river rat 



A Big Little Life said...

I loved that book!! Her childhood was so strange and sad. But she writes so well!!

Natalie said...

I loved that book too! Have you read the Memory Keeper's Daughter? I read it after the Glass Castle and loved it too. Just finished Firefly Lane and absolutely loved it- thanks for the recommendation, send any others my way!

Heather said...

I loved The Glass Castle too. I barely got up from the couch when I was reading it. I haven't read her second book yet.

I Do Declare said...

I've read The Glass Castle - it is a heavy but great read!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

Ahh Katie, you are awesome, I actually just posted a few minutes ago asking for book suggestions -- I'll be in planes Mon-Thu this week and am dying for some good new reads! Downloading this immediately! :)

Sam {} said...

awesome!! always looking for new books to add to my stack. sounds like a winner :)

Ashley said...

i get car sick when i read. and i average about 1 book to 6 months...but this sounds like it's worth the time investment ;)

thanks for the recommendation!

can't wait to hear about your trip!!!

Tessa said...

you are about the 6th person who has recommended this book. i must read it! let me know how your blog sale went. i have some home stuff i'd like to sell, but i'm just not sure about doing it on the blog. you are getting rid of some cute things. sure you don't want to pack them away??!! you new home will have plenty of space!! :) xo, tessa

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I will have to add this to my list!

Miss V said...

Ok so I've had this book in my collection for maybe 2 years now? And have yet to read it! I bought it b/c I had heard it was good but have been reluctant to read it because I wasn't sure if I was in the mood for it... will add it to my list for summer though thanks for the inspiration! xo Also reading Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner.. chick lit but a great summer read so far I would recommend! Also Little Earthquakes by her is great too! Found both at my library!

Happiness Is... said...

If you loved that, then read her next one (Half Broke Horses). It is just as much of a page turner. I read it while on maternity leave, if that gives you an idea - you can't put it down regardless of what you have going on!

Pinecone said...

I loved that book - what a crazy life. Did you read Running With Scissors? Another book about a really weird childhood.

Maryland Magnolia said...

This has been on my book list for awhile :) Hopefully I'll read it before 2012!

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