In with the books!
One of my new year’s resolutions is to read more. I have had a love for books since I was 4 years old.
For whatever reason reading came easy for me. I basically taught myself and at times would run out of things to read so I would end up reading encyclopedias or the Bible. The nice thing is this would clue my mom into the fact that it was time to make the trip to our local library again.
Sadly, as I got older and my life became more chaotic my free time for reading went out the window. Sure I was still able to fit in a few books a year while taking advantage of the only quiet time I could acquire, (mostly in the bathroom, 🙂 )but that was nothing compared to the 5 books a week I was used to.
So, this year I shall strive to get my literary butt in gear!
Thanks to the fine people at B & B Media, I was given a couple of great books and although I actually read them “last” year, I’m going to post my reviews now in the hopes that it jumps starts me.
First up is the latest novel by Kimberly Stuart. Stretch Marks is the witty, romantic story of Mia Rathburn. Mia is a twenty-something living in Chicago with her boyfriend, Lars, who doesn’t believe in marriage but isn’t opposed to spending his life with Mia. Mia feels much the same way; until she gets pregnant.
When Lars freaks and takes off Mia is left to adjust to the thought of single parenthood when her estranged cruise ship hostess mother, Babs, sweeps into town to help.
What I loved about this book was the evolution of the relationships within. When you can relate to the characters and understand exactly what they are going through, THAT’s when the book hits home.
Stretch Marks touches on the topics of divorce, sex outside of marriage and single parenthood. But perhaps the most important topic is that of a community family. It really hits the importance of having a community support around you during pregnancy and motherhood.
I could go on and on about this book, (i.e. Adam,) but I don’t want to give too much away. Let me just say that it was easy to read and I found myself carrying it with me every where just to fit in a few more pages. Put his on your to-be read list for 2010!
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*Disclosure: I received Stretch Marks for free in exchange for my opinion of the book.*
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