Before I go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...' Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life."
I thought this was a good book ~ I rated it 3/5 stars. The storyline
Sing you Home by Jodi Picoult
Warning, my review may be a bit of a spoiler
I gave this book 4/5 stars. Honestly, I really didn't know what this book was about when my Mother-in-Law loaned it to me with a warning, "This book is a little different." And it is different. It is about views and perspectives you may not think about. I know I didn't. This book is about a man and a woman who are married and after 9 years of marriage, IVF, many miscarriages and a stillbirth the husband asks for a divorce. What happens to them as their marriage ends isn't what I expected, but what I could see coming based on the writer's storyline. The woman falls in love with another woman, the husband "finds Jesus" and moves in with his brother and his wife. Even though their divorce is final, there is "property" that has been forgotten, the 3 frozen embryos. Now, does the wife, whose new "lifestyle" her ex husband doesn't approve of get them, or do they go to the ex husband who plans on giving them to his brother and sister in law as they are unable to have children. This book is about religion, homosexuality, family and the law. The author does a good job assessing many different perspectives. I think this is a good book, one that will perhaps open your eyes to a new view, or at least give you something to think about.
Ok, enough about books, lets get on with some food!
or how about a beverage?
Perfect Sweet Tea
I saw this on Pinterest and thought it looked easy and refreshing. It was easy and it is refreshing. However, it is a little too sweet for me. I will definitely make it again, but will use less sugar than is called for. If you like sweet tea, I say give it a whirl!
Last, but not least:
Broccoli, Grape and Pasta Salad
Pasta, grapes, onion, broccoli, pecans and bacon.... yes, please! This was pretty easy to make (I hate cooking bacon which is why I say "pretty easy") and tasted yum-mmy! Actually I made it yesterday and took it to our annual neighborhood "National Night Out" party. It was a hit! I will definitely be making this again.
So, what have you been pinning and trying lately?
Does your neighborhood participate in National Night Out?