I bought a lot of books at the LDS Storymaker's conference.
Let me make sure you understand me. I bought A LOT. As in, I took my luggage to the check out counter and it weighed too much. $90 too much.
Luckily, I had another option: take 3-4 books out and carry them.
Can you guess what I did?
So I spent the flight home reading. And this is where it gets fun, because I have a ton of books to read, and thus share with all of you. The book I read on the flights was probably not the best choice--it was a tear jerker. I kept my face down, hoping no one would notice, but I was bawling through the whole book. Starting with page 1.
There's the book, up top. Counting Stars, by Michele Paige Holmes. I met her, by the way. She autographed it for me. The book caught my interest right away. First off, I'll admit I'm not a fan of romances. I LOVE romance, but not romances. The back of the book says something like this, "Paul's pickup line was a bit unusual. 'Hi, I'm Paul. I have terminal cancer, my wife died in a car accident six weeks ago, and I'm looking for someone to be the mother of my children."
Okay, definitely unusual. Like I said, the book made me cry. And cry and cry and cry. Michele really writes human emotion quite well. There were a few things I didn't like, mostly the many many different POVs. And one character POV that I thought was more of a hindrance than a help, and I skipped his chapters. I didn't like that character, he wasn't important to the story, and I really didn't care what he was doing.
But Michele's writing is very skilled. I enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it to everyone.
I am SO excited to read all the new books I bought.
What did you read over the weekend? Anything stellar? Or slightly less than?