Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fireflies in December = GREAT READ

I don't often put books on my blog... except for the ones I plan on reading throughout the year... and as you can see on my sidebar... I'm not reading as fast as I would like to be.  My time right now does not easily lend itself to reading for enjoyment, information, or otherwise.  I have the normal mom struggles of getting the house clean for longer than 2 seconds, keeping my two boys in line, and keeping up with everything else that's going on all while being now 27 weeks pregnant.  Unfortunately, mom time - reading- usually gets pushed to the bottom of the to do list. 

However... I finally got back into reading this summer and have taken myself through a few novels just for my enjoyment.  I think, at this point, I've finished four - four books just for me... an escape of sorts, from the everyday things that a mom has to deal with... laundry, cleaning, dishes, planning and making dinner, etc. 

The one I just finished I REALLY enjoyed.  Entitled Fireflies in December - the story is about a young girl, Jessilyn, who lives in a small town in Virginia in the early 1930s.  It's about a stand, a struggle, and doing what's right - no matter the cost.  Excellent book!  I would recommend stopping by the library and picking it up.  You can get a more in depth synopsis of it at one of my favorite sites, She Reads - just scroll down and you'll see it along with some of the other books on my "to read" book list.   You can also access the She Reads website by checking out the sidebar - a link provided just for you.  I've found it to be a great way to find some great books. 

So jump on your computer, go to your local library's website,  and put a reserve in for Fireflies in December.  You'll be glad you did.

1 comment:

Heather said...

A book?? What's a book??!

So glad you've been able to carve out a few extra moments for a good read. I'm working on that, too-- some days, yes. Other days, no. Ah well.... I guess I'll take what I can get and keep trucking forward from there. At least you know more boook time is coming your way-- I figure you'll be doing lots of reading this fall during the wee a.m. hours... you surely won't be sleeping :)

love you gobs,