favorites friday – "my sisters keeper" by jodi picoult

I can’t do it.
I just can’t do it.
This blog schedule thing just isn’t working for me.

I mean, it’s messing with my creativity. (well, it’s either that or my lack of sleep…) But, whatever the reason, I tried it, and it didn’t fit. It’s not to say I won’t still post about all that stuff, but I’ll do it when I feel inspired. It’s weird how when there isn’t a paycheck involved, creativity and inspiration need to come at it’s own pace. Hmmm….strange.

Anyway, to say I really tried for two full weeks, here’s my Favorite for this Friday:

I just finished the book “My Sisters Keeper” last week and I still can’t get it out of my head. It’s that good. It’s so good that I wish I had come up with the idea and written it myself. Except I wouldn’t have because it had way to much medical mumbo jumbo that would take far too long to research for me to get the facts right. And we know by now how I am with things messing with my creative juices.

This book was amazing.

The story itself was incredible and touching and in addition I loved how Jodi Picoult wrote each chapter in a different characters perspective. I found myself totally agreeing and relating with one person and hating the rest, until I got to the next chapter and suddenly I felt sympathetic towards that person as well. By the time I finished the book, I loved and understood every single person in the story.

There are moments of tears, frustration and sadness, but I promise it all ends well and it is worth every emotion you feel along the way. There were so many parts that I was shocked by that I would grab Jimmy and read it out loud to him so he could feel the shock along with me. I don’t think I’ve ever done that with a book and him before.

So, there. My new favorite this week. There are only a few books that I love, love, love (Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas is one…), and this one made it to my top five for sure.

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  1. Couldn’t agree with you more. This book rocks. Funny, I used to see it from the sister’s perspective. Now that I am a parent, I wonder…would I make the same choices as her parents?

  2. Suzanne’s diary for Nicholas has to be a staple book for everyone! I *love* that book. I have so many favortie authors though, it would be so hard to pick one…eeep!

    Books are generally just too good. :)

  3. Love, love, love Jodi Picoult!! They actually made this into a movie. Cameron Diaz is in it. I know its done filming but I don’t know when its coming out.

    Nineteen Minutes is another great one of hers – you think you know where you stand on the issue but are flip flopping through the whole book. And her newest one, Change of Heart, will really make you think!

  4. OO, always love a good book recommendation. Thanks!