Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hour 9

well that was wild - I'm trying to finish up Grogan's book and I hear my sister on the radio - she was the Wait wait Don't Tell Me contestant and somehow or another I missed her post about it

anyway I finished "The Longest Road Home" and have to tell you that it was a wonderful book. It is about Grogan's relationship with his father and life in a crazy Catholic household. The last third of the book deals with his father's illness. Somehow or another much of what he had to say hit home for me as I am preparing to make a trip home to visit my folks before I leave the country. My dad is starting to fade and is getting ready for a knee replacement and somehow or another I am overly concerned.

so my tally is 1 book, 334 pages, 2 cups of tea and 1 walk - time to start book number 2 "Dr. Ebenezer's Book and Liquor Store" by Gerald Rosen (I've read it before but haven't touched it in a long time)

I'm not bothering with the challenge because everyone else has posted the correct answers to the first lines - I sort of expected/hoped to see "Mother died today or was it yesterday" but alas, it was not to be.


Elizabeth said...

I'm SO SORRY I didn't post the first line you were looking for....I might do this challenge next time around, so I promise it will be there. =)

Looks like you are doing great - keep it up!

Kailana said...

I have The Longest Road Home here to read. I look forward to getting to it eventually! Happy reading!

Jodie said...

Aww that book sounds emotional but then that's what Grogan does best. Good wishes to you and your dad. Happy reading.