Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy New Year & Book Review ~ The Goose Girl

Ahhhh, it has taken me this long to sit down and blog a little bit.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.
Our tradition is to go to Southern California for New Years. This year I am so glad we did...my father-in-law ended up in emergency heart surgery for a double bypass. Hubby spent most of his time with his mom at the hospital. It was so good for him to support her. It was a miracle that this was found and that he is alive. We are all so grateful! I was able to spend time with family and three of my very best friends. Now I am home and I love the new year! Remember I am the one who loves Mondays because of the fresh start? I am not one to make resolutions, but I definitely take time to clear out and renew. Right now I am going through closets. I am the opposite of a pack rat, I love to throw things away and often regret it when I need it.
Onto the book review...The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. Tried to upload picture but it was giving me troubles, I hate posting without a picture!
Like "that vampire book" it took me a long time to read this book despite many of my friends recommendations. I am so glad I did! The story is based on the Grimm Brothers Fairy Tale, but is completely different. It takes place in a beautiful kingdom where the princess cannot find her place. You think you have heard this story before, but 'tis not so. :) The authors writing is a visual style that is so wonderfully descriptive. This book is an easy read that kept me turning page after page wanting and needing to find out what happens next. It transformed to a different time and place, and a beautiful one at that. Please let me know what you thought, if you have already read it. If not, and you want a sweet book that reminded me of childlike dreams, pick it up and give it a go!

3 comments:

☻Emmy☻ said...

i want to read that book after I am after the books that i am reading.

blueladybug said...

So very glad your father in-law is doing well! Thanks for the book review. You know I'm always looking for a new good book to read!

Fuji Mama said...

Oh wow, I'm so glad that your FIL is okay!

I wish I had that problem...I'm definitely a pack rat. Do ya wanna come to my house and throw some stuff away?