― Gustave Flaubert
Well the wedding is over, and my niece was a beautiful bride. The weather was South Florida perfect and made the choice of a beach wedding the right choice. Olivia, the flower girl (my adorable grand daughter) threw beautiful red Rose petals on the sand, and Vincent, the ring bearer (the bride's gorgeous twenty month old son) was carried down the aisle by nephew Jonathan (the bride's equally gorgeous brother). How nice that my family could all come together again to celebrate the good things in our lives.
Of course things got a little crazy when my son Michael tried to get back to Manhattan in the middle of Monday's wild storm. Delayed flights, cancelled flights and changed flights made him miserable, but he ultimately landed in West Chester's airport instead of his original JFK destination. He had a schedule filled with patients Tuesday and could not wait out the storm in sunny Florida. Meanwhile, I spent the day and night pacing the floor until he texted me (at 1:30 AM ) that he was home. Nope...a mother never stops worrying.
I tell you all this to explain why I have written no review this week. I have not had the time to read a book this week, so yes Gustave Flaubert, I do read in order to live, but sometimes living gets in the way of the book. Thanks to reviewers Judith Zerulik and Aidan Williams you will still have book reviews to read if you go on to our guest reviews page, and I promise to write reviews for next week's MADDERLY REVIEW.
I am having trouble selecting which books to read because my stack keeps getting higher and higher. I want to read some of my very favorite authors right now, but since their books are not coming out for several months, I can't review them for you. I vowed to only read the books that I can review at this time, so my favorite authors' books sit teasingly on my Kindle. I guess that is actually a good thing, because it forces me to read lesser known authors and I have found several that I love.
So off I go, ebook in hand, to a comfy seat. I have a lot of reading to catch up on.