Uninvited, Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely, by Lysa TerKeurst, is my book club pick for December. I chose this particular book because it is a beautiful, biblical, honest, and witty look at how we process rejection.
The Magnolia Story, my book club pick for November, is THEIR story. It is one of hope and hard work, of shaky ground, of seeking balance, one of losses... and one of Gaines. In essence it is the story of the Great American Dream come true.
What if you walked into a fried chicken diner one day, one random day, and glimpsed a sight of a boy sitting alone at a table, ear pressed against an old boom-box that was held together with duct tape, and braces up his legs... What if?
Great stories, great food, great fun! Cookin' It with Kix ain't your average cook book, because Kix ain't your average guy. Come on over to Delilah.com and check it out!
For August, I've chosen to tell you about a favorite novel of mine, The Shack. Yes, it's been out for several years. Yes, tons of people have already read it. Yes, I've told you all this before!
I want to tell you about a book I ran across lately, and immediately said, "THIS is my next book club pick!" My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, drew me in fast.
Tim McGraw's "Humble and Kind," is my June book club selection. This perfect gift-book brings the power of the hit single straight to the written page, reminding us all to stay Humble and Kind!
I never really thought of myself as a "middle child". Gifted computer hacker? Check. Fashion trailblazer? Double-check. Finest prankster in my sixth grade class? Triple check, but then something happened. Things messy, you see I did something really bad, and I mean really, really bad. Bad enough to get expelled for, bad enough to have to move cities for, AND even bad enough to be sent to a shrink for.
At first, I thought Dr. Scales was just a sad old man with a hazardous dandruff problem, but you know what? By the end of the summer, I was a changed girl. But then in our last session, the day before my brand new middle school life was about to start, he gave me a mission:
Find the most bullied, friendless, hopeless, laughed at, lonely girl in the entire school and befriend her.
Her name was Marta the Farta and you could see her from space, she was that bad. She looked like a homeless Disney princess. Her teeth were the color of butter, her hair defied gravity and provided homes for small animals, and yes, she loved to fart. But she was also the most talented gymnast I'd ever seen in my life. We're talking Olympics time and all she wanted was to get on the gym team, but the mean girls wouldn't let her. So anyway, this is the story of how I changed her life and yeah, alright, fine, how she changed mine.
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"In her first book for children, adult author Lennon (Making It Up as I Go Along) offers a fast-moving story with a satirical edge."
"Readers will admire the unabashedly quirky Charlie as she embarks upon her journey of self-understanding and transformation with verve."
"Confessions is a funny story with a fresh and sassy, winning heroine who develops into a loyal and resourceful friend, daughter, and sister."
-School Library Journal