"" The Relentless Reader

September 16, 2014

Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer - A Review in Gifs

Publisher: Putnam/Penguin
Publication Date: September 9, 2014


"A beautifully drawn study of what is at risk when you lose control of your own life.  Unique, gripping, and viscerally moving -- this impressive debut novel heralds the arrival of an extremely talented writer." —Jodi Picoult,New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and Lone Wolf

Destined to be a book club favorite, a heart-wrenching debut about two people who must decide how much they’re willing to sacrifice for love.

Mara Nichols, a successful lawyer, and devoted wife and adoptive mother, has recently been diagnosed with a terminal disease. Scott Coffman, a middle school teacher, has been fostering an eight-year-old boy while the boy’s mother serves a jail sentence. Scott and Mara both have five days left until they must say good-bye to the ones they love the most. Through their stories, Julie Lawson Timmer explores the individual limits of human endurance, the power of relationships, and that sometimes loving someone means holding on, and sometimes it means letting go.  

My Thoughts:

There are no words. Let me show you how this book made me FEEL.

Yep. Something like that.

September 12, 2014

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril IX

Artist: Abigail Larson

I'm wild about this time of year. I love the crisp weather. I love the pumpkin flavored/scented EVERYTHING. I also really dig the R.I.P. event hosted by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings. (Check out this link for details.)

There are many different levels of participation. I'm not committing to anything too grand at this point. I might read Dracula. I might not. I might watch a few spooky movies, or I might just binge watch Downton Abbey season 4 on DVD because I can never manage to watch a show when it airs on actual television. Sigh.

The only thing I'm sure of is that I'll be joining in the readalong of The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson co-hosted by The Estella Society. I've never read it and that's a crying shame. I'm off to hunt down a copy right this minute. 

Are you joining in R.I.P. this year? What are your spooky reading plans? (I need ideas!)