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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Mortuary Moment

Happy Tuesday Everyone! If you were born in the 60's or early 70's you will relate to the lifestyle and beliefs of the women that make up The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton. I had forgotten so many things from that era, and reading this book left me feeling horrified, in stitches, and proud to have emerged into a generation where women can have dreams and see them to fruition. The themes of friendship and opportunity and passion come together to make a wonderful quick read and fun vlog discussion. Hope you enjoy...



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31 comments:

Cameron said...

So interesting. Will definitely check this book out. You both are so cute !!!!
Cameron
www.conquerthemonkey.com

JennyMac said...

I love good book recs. Thank you!

And hope you both had a great Thanksgiving!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Great! I love to hear about some good books!

Corrie Howe said...

I love the vlog book review. I remember the days when kids all got together and played while the parents visited. I wish things like that happened more.

Em said...

You guys are too cute! Thanks for the review. I'm thinking stocking stuffer from Hubs to me.

(same cover designer from "The Secret Life of Bees" by any chance?)

Martha in PA said...

I just joined a book club, we have our first selection, but I will take this one to add to the list of those to choose from!

LOL about watching pagents.... our black and white TV died one Saturday morning, back in the day, and my dad had to rush out and buy a new COLOR TV so we could watch the Miss America Pagent that night! In retrospect, so very odd, as this was so not our families style. Why was it such an event? Times sure do change!

Thanks.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Looks like a good one! I'm always on the lookout for new reads. I'll add this to my to-read list!

Heather said...

Who, me? I was born in the 90's. Seriously.

Okay, okay, you got me. I was (proudly) born in the era of "Heathers", 1973. There were seven Heathers in my class of 200; and we didn't even get mentioned in the credits of the movie.

Oh, well.

Sounds like a book I might like. I'll have to check it out!

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kys said...

That sounds like a good book. Thanks for the recommendation. I wish I had time for reading.

Ms Bibi said...

That sounds like an awesome book to read and I love the Mortuary Moment part.It's almost like an intervention for fuller life.

Dame Nuisance said...

Thanks for the comment. The book sounds like a great read. I had my own mortuary moment (only without actually getting in a coffin or grave) a number of years ago when I started writing my first novel. I am still hoping and praying that I'll get it published, and in the meantime, I'm continuing to write.

I Wonder Wye said...

Interesting book! Grew up in the 70s. I just finished two memoirs that were absorbing -- "Miss O'Dell" -- about a young girl who fell into working for Apple and the Beatles and then became one of the first tour managers (Female), and worked for The Stones, Dylan, CSN&Y, and others, and has all sorts of insider tidbits about rock stars, and the other, "The KIds are
Alright" about 5 siblings whose parents died and how they grew up......

LMJ said...

For some reason I have not been able to open your videos lately.

The book sounds interesting. I have to check it out.

MJ said...

The very first thing I thought about was how it sounded like blogging. Hey XYZ is blogging, sounds like a great idea - and alas all the mommy blogs are born, the good and the bad *mine being on the fence of bad*
MJ

Heather of the EO said...

Sounds like my kind of book. Really. Not just saying that. Really! :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I would love the book...it is going on my library request list. I'm so claustrophobic, that just the thought of the casket made me hyperventilate. Ooo...great concept, way too scary for me!

I was lucky. I was in high school in the early 70's (I'm old) and my parents told me I owed them at least 1 year of college, but they would prefer I go all 4. They both went to college, my mom didn't graduate but my dad has a couple advanced degrees. I was never expected to get married and "just" raise kids. So, what did I do? Quit school, got married...eventually had kids...and went back to school and finished. Life is a circle.

The instructions for the tree topper are posted.

ShellyInOz said...

I am looking for a book to read when I am in *FIJI* over Christmas (picture that with jazz hands, because I am just so excited about having my first holiday in five years).

Thanks for the recommendation. I look forward to seeing more of your book reviews.

Midday Escapades said...

Interesting and sounds like a good read. Thanks for suggesting.

Ed Adams said...

If I could read, I would totally buy that book.

Traci said...

I just heard of this book on "Champions of Avoiding Housework"! I'm going to have to check it out.
:-)

PS Did I miss The Blind Side discussion? I loved the movie.

ScoMan said...

Sounds like an interesting tale. Especially the bit about the casket, I think that's a good idea.

I think we should start doing that in our high schools. Lock the kids in the casket and have their classmates talk about them.

I'm sure it won't promote bullying or traumatize kids or anything.

My name is PJ. said...

First of all, ScoMan is even funnier than you guys and that's saying a lot.

I was born in the 50's, in the time when the earth was still flat. Reading about your time would, therefore, be educational and entertaining!

Tiffany said...

ooh, girl(s)! don't be hatin on my brad and angelina!

motherhood IS dangerous--I slipped on a random sock in the kitchen trying to escape from my kids...

Tater Tot Mom said...

I was born in the late 70's but this sounds like a great book. I'm so claustrophobic so I couldn't do the whole casket thing but it touches on one of my beliefs that you should tell people what you think of them while they're here, not wait until they're gone. Thanks for the recommendation!

John said...

All I can say is you won't find me climbing into a coffin just to find out what people will miss about me!

hurstburst said...

I love to read books about the friendships women have; this sounds right up my ally. Putting in on hold at the library right now!

Kristin said...

I have SO many books I want to read. I wonder when the dude will give me the time? He's 17 mos. Shouldn't he be self sufficient already? Ah ha ha

Cathy said...

Hi! I love your blog design-the colors are fanfreakingtastic! And the vlog concept...very cool. Following you now too!

I Wonder Wye said...

Had to come back today to tell you when I went over to mom's she was reading this book (The Help) and said it was really good....

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Seems like a really interesting book. I'll have to add the "sisters" to my list! And to Kristin, he'll give you time. EVENTUALLY! ;)