Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Other great books to read while waiting in the hospital

Okay, I never thought my 2007 book log would take this particular turn, but so far, my major reading has been done in hospital waiting rooms as my Mom has been run through a gauntlet of tests. She's kept up a level of heroism (not to mention an uncanny ability to navigate narrow corridors in a cold hospital wheelchair without getting either her oxygen cord OR those little strings that hang down from the johnny tangled in the wheels) that makes me wonder if there might not be a spot for her on the next round of the MTV Real World/Road Rules challenge...

Anyway, I already shared how happy I was to have Julie Carobini's Chocolate Beach last time. Yesterday's read was Joy School by Elizabeth Berg. I'll write a full review for the book log once I finish the book and gather my thoughts, but wow, does she do a good job creating her young protagonist's voice. There are some writers who inspire me as to how I can write better. There are others, though, who make me stand back in awe. I suspect Berg is in the second catagory :)

And thanks again for all your prayers for Mom...she's still not feeling great, but all these tests show that her heart and lungs are way better than they thought...which makes me and my family a grateful bunch!

6 comments:

Amanda Brice said...

I'm so glad she's doing better. I'll keep her in my thoughts.

Beck said...

I'm glad your mom is doing better - I hope she starts feeling better, too. Hospital reading is in a class all of it's own, isn't it? I read The Time Traveller's Wife twice in the hospital last year.

kim said...

Glad you have some good news. I pray for more good news and healing.

Swishy said...

Glad to hear your mom is doing better ... hope this is all behind you soon!

Stacy said...

Glad she's doing better and adapting well to her new form of transportation.

ellesappelle said...

That's fantastic that your Mom's improving. I'll keep praying!

I know what you mean about there being some authors who make you just stand back in awe and think, I could never do something like that. The Great Gatsby stands out for me as one of the best examples of that.