I'm still on vacation. We're heading home tomorrow. It's been wonderful! (Thank you for all your comments on my blog! I haven't had time to respond to all of them, but I was thrilled that you all liked the labor and delivery piece.)
Just one of the many delights on our vacation was the one book I brought along to read: Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson.
I've included a picture so that the next time you are at a bookstore and you see that cover, you'll think, "Oh I saw that on Deborah's Journal and she said it was amazing. I must buy it!"
It really was great. I was spilling over with that wonderful tension of wanting to read quickly so I could find out what would happen to all the characters and yet wanting to read slowly to savor to entertaining, whimsical, funny, thoughtful, rich, surprising writing.
I finished it in less than a week amidst visiting relatives and lots of changing in and out of wet swimming suits. So I guess I found a good pace for reading.
Joshilyn also has a blog so I loved having the tiniest bit of insight into her as a person and her personal life... it made me raise my eyebrows a bit as I was reading.
I'm planning ahead right now to see Joshilyn on the red carpet at the 2009 Academy Awards. (I'll give Hollywood another three years to make the movie.) This book has all the makings of an incredible screen play. I don't say that to discount its perfection as a novel.
I think I may have even liked it more than her first novel, gods in Alabama. But, if you haven't read that... buy it also. Or order them both from Amazon. That will qualify you for the free shipping.
Thanks to Diane and DebR who initially introduced my to Joshilyn. Ah... the endless benefits of blogging!