kokopellinelli: (Sibling Wonderment)
Hello, everyone.

This is my mom's book.

By that, I mean she wrote it. She's been working on it for 15 years. It's about my dad's time in the hospital, in the 8 months between his accident and his death. I've read it, of course, in the process of proofreading it. I found it interesting because, even though I lived it, my memories of that time are mostly of playing with Charley in the hospital solarium, and being stuck in the fresh hell of a new junior high school. So this book gave me the chance to see that time through my mom's eyes, and everything she had to deal with at my dad's side.

It's finally published, available, out there! And we are all so very pleased! If you know anyone who enjoys reading books about normal families and life and tragedy, or if (heavens!) you are such a person yourself, please pass the word along!

On a related note, does anyone (Sofia, I'm looking at you) know anything about how libraries choose their books? If I were to buy a copy of this book and offer it to my local library, do you think they would take it and actually make it available on the shelf? Or would it just go into one of those library exchanges?
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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! My copy of Movies in Fifteen Minutes came today! I'm so exciting! Er...excited.

So, I took Summer with me to town this afternoon. She likes riding in the car, unlike our last dog (poor Buddy) who was miserable whenever he had to be in a car and would crawl under a seat and stay there until the car stopped. She did well while I went into the bank, the post office, back to the bank (refund check finally came), and the grocery store. Then I dropped by the med clinic to give Pam the $10 I owed her for doing my TB test. When I got back to the car, I opened the door and it became obvious that someone had uh...broken wind recently. "Holy Mother of GOD, Summer," said I, climbing into my seat. Then I realized that the dessicated core of an apple that I ate sometime last week and then tossed into the garbage bag was sitting on the seat next to me.

Me: "Look what you did."

Summer: *faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaart*

Me: O______o

So it seems my dog is a nervous farter.
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Stolen from Az and Jokey.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 161.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.


"Merit lifted herself up in the chair as her moan heightened in pitch to a scream." -Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik.

I haven't read it yet, or even started reading it, because I have a couple books I have to read before it. But it looks good. (Thanks, Beck!)

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