Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Reading

by~ Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Have you read this book? I haven't, not yet.
It was a gift from a very good friend. Last week while she was on vacation she read it and says, it has changed her life.
My friend stopped by on Saturday evening and handed me a copy. Apparently she bought every copy at a local independent bookshop and then went to our Barnes and Noble and bought every copy they had. She then returned to the little bookshop and ordered several dozen copies.
In August she is celebrating a special birthday and has decided to gift a copy of Same Kind of Different As me to each guest attending her birthday party!
I'm looking forward to settling in with this book.
Later this week we will be flying to North Carolina to visit my Father-in-law.
I anticipate many hours of reading, relaxing, walking and enjoying the company of my sweet Father-in-law.

I'm still catching up on illustrations that have deadlines quickly approaching, and my stack of summer reads is getting taller each week.
So many books... so little time!

If you've read this book, I'd love to know your thoughts.

Images: Same Kind of Different As me- website and Here


  1. I shall add this to my pile and and have a fresh hanky too.
    Books that make me cry are ok in my book, hear it is a tear jerker.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful book Deb, right up my alley. I have been reading up a storm during this trip. Taking a wee break to catch up on the blogging world. Hard to resist!

    Hope you are having a relaxing summer break. I am looking forward to entering back into it soon. We leave AUckland on Friday...23 1/2 hour flight back to London..yikes! Just picked up Jane Eyre for the flight...I am up for a little Charlotte Bronte these days.

    Best wishes for a relaxing trip!!

    Jeanne xxx

  3. I'm very slack at the moment in the book dept. Deb. It's so icy cold at night here, I can't stand having my hands outside of the doona for longer than 3 mins.! Enjoy your time away in NC.
    Millie ^_^

  4. Wow, that sounds like a great good and a really great friend. I was like that with Eat, Pray, Love. I just had to share it. Thanks.

  5. It does sound like a wonderful book! It's reminding me to get to my "summer reading list"!


  6. Debra, it looks to be a very good read, and I also have several books stacked up to begin.(soon I hope)

    Art by Karena

  7. Debra: So nice to see you again! I have not read this book, however, it looks like a goodie. Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your vacation; NC is such a pretty place.

  8. It's certainly a great title Debra, sounds perfect to take away on holiday with you. I love this idea of buying out the local book stores to give a copy to each party guest!
    It's lovely to see you back on our comments again.

  9. No, I haven't read it, but I'm happy to add it to my ever-growing list! Thanks so much for the recommendation!

  10. Hello, Debra! No, I have not read this yet, but I too, will add it to my ever growing list. Have a wonderful trip and visit with your Dad. I have always wanted to go to NC...

  11. I need to add this
    to my towering..
    precariously rickety...
    pile of summer reads!
    It's been my goal the
    last few summers to
    read 10 books over the
    summer.....Last year
    I got close....this
    year, not so much. But
    I'm an optimist, so
    I keep buying : )!!
    Hope you are enjoying
    your books and summer,
    too! xx Suzanne

  12. Hi Debra! Sounds like you are totally busy, but it is always good to see a little update from you. That book must be fabulous if your friend bought so many copies. I still struggle to read in a timely manner as blogging and summer have taken over my life. But I am almost finished with Mennonite in A Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen. Very good read! Enjoy your visit to your FIL! xoxo

  13. One more book for my humongous to-read list!!!

  14. Have not read it but it sounds intruiging!! The Little Black Dress about mentioned sounds good too....love to read!!!

  15. Sounds like a good read, I can't wait to hear how you like it. Safe travels and have a wonderful time in NC.

  16. So curious now about this book...haven't heard of it! Love your friend's idea and her enthusiasm! Can you believe I haven't read one good book this summer? I could use a good rec!

  17. Im really glad I found this blog, i have been looking for a good book to read because i just finished a really good one and havent found anything yet to read. looks liek im taking a trip to the bookstore tommorow! im excited to read this book!

  18. Next week I'll see if I can find it at W.H. Smith's. I'm between books at the moment and need to stock up.

    I can never say it often enough: Your blog is absolutely beautiful in every way.


  19. You must read "Still Alice" - Lisa Genova.
    Happy Summer reading.....

  20. Debra, in the meantime I have received it from a friend & have just started reading!

    Art by Karena


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