Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A Ray of Chocolate In An Otherwise Dreary Waiting Room

So last night, as my head fell down into the divot of the ergonomically correct pillow Steve's chiropractor promises will realign my entire muscular, nervous, AND skeletal systems (mine doesn't have the little pump you see in the picture; apparently I can't be trusted with that level of technology) when I realized that I forgot to share the one bright spot in my trip to the hospital with my Mom last week - the paperback ray of sunshine and happiness that got me through the long day (and even made me forget about the gross tuna sandwich):

On my way out the door that morning, I grabbed Julie Carobini's new book, Chocolate Beach, and stuffed it into my purse. Wow, was I glad I did. This is a fun romp through beach life, friendship, the dilemmas of marriage and in-laws and motherhood. One look at Julie's website makes it clear that Chocolate Beach is a perfect beach read. What I'm hear to tell you is that it also makes the perfect accompaniment to a long morning in a hospital waiting room. (I'm guessing Julie's publicist never thought to pursue that angle... ) Anyway, a huge THANK YOU to Julie for keeping me entertained during a tough day!

8 comments:

Beck said...

Now THAT is a book blurb! I hope things are going well.

e.b. said...

I love that books have that power -to entertain, to lose you and to take you away.

The Cat said...

Personally, I love reading those 7 year old women's magazines in medical waiting rooms. It's got a great semi retro feel.

Stacy said...

the cat: The May 2000 Woman's Day is stellar, I will agree, but I'd probably prefer the beach read.

Trish: Thanks for the book recommendation. Hope you and the family are doing well.

Jenny Rough said...

Love how I can always rely on your blog for good book recs. Thanks!

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Stay well. Thanks for the recommendation. I love the beach read myself.

red sun said...

I'll keep this recommendation for the summer time (or when the winter days become too dreary). I hope your Mom is doing well!

Amanda Brice said...

That book sounds absolutely lovely!