"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, August 29, 2009

altAred plans

i had just finished reading angels & demons.
definitely nothing "light" about angels & demons.
great book.
i was feeling not so super.
not so super in an, "i have to eat every 2 hours or i'll vomit" kind of way.
in an, "i'm so tired i go to bed at 8pm" kind of way.
the way where if you normally read a few chapters before bed that you skip your reading for a few weeks no matter what you're reading kind of way.
do you remember my post about
rebecca knew mother goose in high school.
she is a popular LDS novelist and children's author now.
she sent me her latest book.
i'm FINALLY reviewing it.
be on the look out for the return of
altAred plans.
it took me back to college.
it made me remember how fun it was to live with roommates.
and how exhausting it was to live with roommates.
it made me remember the feelings i had dating the scout master, in his pre-scout master days.
and the other boys i tried to date, but couldn't stop thinking about the scout master when i was with them.
i loved that Caitlyn did not fit the "norm" of mormon culture.
how she opened her feelings and heart to you, but protected it from everyone else.
how she went from hating men (when her fiance left her the day they were to be married for another girl) to loving men...well, ONE man.
and how that man sometimes made her feel like
how some parts of her reminded me of myself.
the parts that i don't consider my finer qualities in some cases;-)
and the parts that i rather like about myself.
like being strong willed and knowing what you want for your life.
not being afraid to live what you believe.
knowing that staying home with children is NOT a waste of my college degree.
don't get me started on that one.
this book is definitely for a specific audience, and i really enjoyed the stroll down memory lane.
so here you have it folks,
click here to have your copy in "5-10 business days."
now, there's just one more thing i've GOT to know...
was it a true story?????


Rebecca Talley said...

Thank you sooooo much. What a fun review!!

And, yes, I wove in many events that happened during my courtship with my husband. We met at BYU, he was the dad, I was the mom of the FHE group, we lived in Centennial Apts., I'm from the city, he's from the country, I met my future mother-in-law while dressed as a clown, and he tried to feed me one of his steers named Frank.

Thank you again!!!

Amy said...

What a fun story! I especially like that you said she reminded you of yourself, even in the qualities you aren't so proud of. If a book can do that, I think it is pretty well written. Gonna have to check it out. And how lucky are you that you get to review a book? Awesome!

Fiauna said...

I can't wait to read this book; it sounds nice and light.

Sue said...

How many pages is the book? How long did it take you to read? (I've recently vowed not to buy books that don't last for more than a day...Just gets too expensive.)

It does sound like a fun read, though. And I checked out the little preview on amazon.com and would like to go on reading, so we'll see.


Natalie said...

Sounds like a good, fun read. Thanks for the head's up! :)

Davis Family said...

Sounds like a fun book to read, I'll have to check it out! In answer to your question on my blog....yes, this is still from the blasted accident in Rexburg....seriously.