Melephant

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Hope… In a Jar

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OK so I have been reading a lot lately… I just finished the second installment of the Queen of Babble series and can’t wait to start the third!

I also just finished the latest from Beth Harbison, Hope in a Jar. I always thoroughly enjoy her books.

Harbison’s books are always fun, quick reads, and she always has a way to lift my spirits… This book was quintessentially written in her light style and only took a couple of hours of reading to finish. As always, she is an author that I would seek out to read if anything new comes out.

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By Melephant
On July 13, 2009
At 6:52 pm
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Art Imitates Life Imitates Art…

Very frequently I will read a book that hits home for some reason or another… But very infrequently will the book hit home because it imitates my current life.

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This week, I recommend reading All That Matters by Jan Goldstein. It is a beautiful story about what really matters in life- not the amount of money that one has, not in the things that they possess, but in the connections that are made and the bonds that we form. Whether it is with our blood family or the family we choose, life is all about forming bonds and making memories.

This past week, I lost someone very close to me. They chose to keep their illness a secret and suffer through the end alone. However hard that is to understand, I know that I will never forget the memories that we made or the times that we shared, however brief.

In this story of love and loss, an elderly grandmother comes through for her granddaughter and teahes her what life is really all about. In the end, we find that through loss, we may also find love, however unexpected.

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By Melephant
On July 1, 2009
At 7:41 pm
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