Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Reading and Tears

I swear, sometimes I just don't know why I keep reading books by Elizabeth Berg. The latest one I've read is called, "Dream When You're Feeling Blue", about the Hearney family, set in 1943. The story centers around the three Hearney girls; Tish, Louise and Kitty, and how their lives are changed when the war begins. As each one has their "boys" they write to, you're just waiting for that shoe to drop, to find out which one didn't make it, as the odds weren't good. Needless to say, it was a tear-jerker, and while it was absolutely fabulous writing, my heart just hurts.

The story was a fabulous one, and I totally recommend it to anyone who enjoys stories like that, but beware, you'll get into it! I read it in three days, and finally finished it over my Subway sandwich this morning. Now I must delve into my stash of previously read books I keep under my desk, and try to find one that won't make me cry.

1 comment:

fatafelice said...

Amber, for the love of Mike, get a happy book! ;)

Seriously, though, I am jealous of your ability to find time (make time?) to read. I have only managed to read one actual book since Christmas. Maybe I'll do my book reading vicariously though you!