Books have always been a huge part of my life. I am a self-proclaimed bookworm--and proud of it! From childhood onward I have been the girl with a book (or two) always lurking in her bag. I read in cafes over a good strong Americano, on the train during the morning commute, while waiting in the Doctor's office... anywhere and everywhere. For me, reading the first page of a new book is like slipping into a warm bath--comforting and relaxing. The start of personal time well-spent.
Some books stand out among the others, and this week I had the pleasure of enjoying one of them. I finally received the copy of 'Orphan Train' that I had requested at my local library. My husband picked it up for me and it came into my posession on Tuesday night. I threw it in my bag yesterday morning and headed out to a series of appointments with waiting periods in between... which of course meant perfect reading time! I became totally immersed in the story and finished it last night at bedtime. A thoroughly good read.
I won't bore you with all the details of the book (as I am sure not everyone is interested in the subject of the 200,000 children rounded up in NYC and shipped out on trains to the mid-west during the early 1900s), but you can take a look here on Amazon
for the full publisher's summary.
There is a great post about the historical background of 'Orphan Train' on (the author) Christina Baker Kline's blog
, if anyone is interested. I have to say that I really enjoyed this author's writing style and I think I may just look into her other four novels.
To totally switch gears, I have been very busy on the projects front--and simultaneously too lazy to photograph and document my endeavors in a post. I plan to remedy that this weekend and share my creations very soon! Let's just say that I have rediscovered my love of seersucker and am finally getting around to sewing up something that I cut out over a year ago (right before the big flood disrupted my entire year)!
Happy (almost) weekend!