Weekly Reads 3

3 Weeks ago I posted about reading Hannah's List. This book has taken me over a year to read. Granted, it was "hibernating" for about ten months of that. I found that a new book and a newborn didn't really go together. But I was determined to finish it because it was one of the Blossom Street Series written by Debbie Macomber.

It was still slow going though. The beginning of this book really is downright slow. That wasn't just me. I had to set reading goals for myself to get through it until I was about 60% through it. Then I couldn't put it down. It is a great story about love, loss and the possibility of finding a second great love of your life. It was good, even inspirational.

But I have one critique. This book did not fit in the series. Not at all. There were characters from the Blossom Street series that really made "cameos" a few times but were not really needed to tell the story. There were a few other obscure connections that I felt the author had to stretch to make. This book would have been quite the same story without being connected to the series and it makes me wonder if the ties are there just because the Blossom Street Series makes more money than her other books. To be fair though, I have thought the same things about another book in the series, Susannah's Garden. Then, later in the series you saw the characters again. My hope is that you see one character, Macy again, interacting with the girls in the Blossom Street yarn shop because I think she would be a great addition to the antics.

Now that I'm done with this book, I'm free to start my next one. And as I've promised my husband, I will read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I've seen the first movie, but have never read the book. I don't know how it was never assigned in school. I really just don't. I tried listening to the BBC version of the book, but its not like a typical audio book and I couldn't do it. It was like listening to a movie. Different voices for each character and no narrator, just dialog. It just didn't work for me, so hopefully the book will!

Linking up with Weekly Reads on Good Life Books.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, good luck with The Hobbit -- that's a big undertaking. I've never read it either, but I'm not quite ready to add it to my reading list, LOL!


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