4. Let them Eat (Rabbit) Cake

This novel was my Alabama pick for my Make America Read Again challenge. To see the full list, click here). 

 

Y’all ever get a case of the Sunday Scaries? This week it hit me like a Mack Truck; I’m not sure if it was because of my extra-fun Saturday spent in South Carolina, the fact that work has been extra-stressful lately, that I’ve been reading too many “dark” books lately (Charles made me promise that my next read would be “happy” after I spent several days tearing up at virtually everything, and then gave him a summary of the past five books I’ve read, all of which were about less-than-sunny subjects), or that I’m simply in summer mode, but I definitely felt some kind of way when I woke up this Sunday morning…and it wasn’t my normal chipper self but instead, moody and whiny. 

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Sometimes I really wish I could just be a tour guide all day every day instead of a dentist

SOOO I’m going to make this post short and sweet so I can bury my head in a good (CHEERFUL) book and pretend like I don’t have to spend all day tomorrow staring at teeth ;).

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Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

 

charleston-visit-south-carolina-aquariumY’all. Y’ALL.

I finally had my great epic Summer Read, and I have to share.  This book hit me over the head with ALL THE EMOTIONS.  It holds all the features of my ideal story – set in the American South and New York City, an in-depth family saga with both plot heavy and character-driven story arcs, dark mysteries, characters grappling with issues of gender, class, marriage, education, good and evil, religion…it’s all there in this book.  I laughed until my stomach hurt, I ugly-cried, I gasped out loud.

Intrigued? Let’s discuss this tome, The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy 

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