After laying about in bed and on the couch, and after binge watching every episode of "Raising Hope" on Netflix (I had forgotten how much I like Martha Plimpton), I decided to try again. Last night I picked up The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. I adore this book. I've read it probably five or six times. It was definitely the right choice! I'm not terribly far in yet (only about 30 pages) since I'm trying to pull the house back together after several days of neither of us doing any housework due to being sick, but I'm in love with this book. This is a book that leaves me feeling connected to my own family even though my family is so different from the families in The Joy Luck Club. This is a book that feels like falling in step with old friends I haven't seen in years but feeling like no time has passed at all. Do you know that feeling? That is the feeling of comfort and belonging.
|Four covers for The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan|
Once I've marked five books as finished, I will be making my first donation of books to literacy causes (I haven't decided on the particular charity yet, but am open to suggestions). A friend recently messaged to say that she and her husband were inspired by my blog and donated several books to a literacy charity and have more that they will be donating soon. YAY!