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Sometimes I go into the library knowing exactly what book I’m going to pick up. Other times I just browse the shelves and select the books that have the most interesting book bindings cover art- I know pretty vain, huh? I usually pick up 4 or 5 books knowing that I’ll probably only read one or two all the way through, but I’m good with that. This was the book that I chose from my stack of four.
This book was heartbreaking and gripping. I got about 20 pages in and put it down for awhile thinking I needed to stop because the content was just really difficult to think about. I had to come back to it though to find out what was going to happen to the 5-year-old boy and his mother that were being held captive in a kidnapper’s shed. It is told from the perspective of the little boy so at times it is a little difficult to read, yet I think the storytelling is done so much more effectively by having it told from his point of view. As I mentioned, this story is heartbreaking at times but I also found many of the moments to be uplifting and empowering. It definitely made me feel incredibly blessed to live my life as a free person. Totally a recommended book.
Currently on my nightstand:
I looked at just about every craft store for the little wooden people, but was not able to find any (at least, not in the right size). The only reasonably priced ones I could find were on Etsy. I also picked up a cheap set of acrylic paints and THIN paint brushes at Hobby Lobby.
Time: 4:01 pm
Weather: Rainy and cold (for the first time in a long time . . .)
Feeling- More than okay with the fact that things don’t always work out the way that we are envision . . . there is a plan . . . we just need to keep our heads up and move forward.
Needing: To brace the cold and go out to pick up a birthday present for my hubby :-)
Loving: Rainy afternoons that I can sit with O on the couch and just chat away while drinking coffee and listening to the rain- those moments are truly perfect.
Loathing: The pains of migraines . . . they suck away so many could-be-wonderful hours in my days.
Anticipating: A mountain of snow tomorrow for a great day of snowboarding.