― John Locke
I am definitely having a difficult time getting my mind working this week. It has been a crazy few weeks with promises of crazier to follow. We decided to take the leap and move after a wonderful 18 years in our beautiful home in Boca Raton. We put our house up for sale two weeks ago, and have had over twenty five showings of it. Our amazing realtors (the Hayat Team) just kept at it...we got four offers and are waiting for the right one to gel. Then, if all goes well we are out of here in a month or two. Yikes! Then we spend a year living with my sister and brother-in-law while waiting for our house to be built. We lived with them once before, and they lived with us twice before...a rite of passage when either couple moves. All that being said, Madderlyreview followers, I beg your patience. I will try to keep up with my reading and reviewing, but I could really use some help. Those of you who have been sending in reviews, thanks and please keep it up. Those who have been intimidated to do so, please give it a try. It is really fun once you start, and readers love to see other readers' opinions.
The next book I read will be a re-read. In 1973, Joseph DiMona wrote a book called Last Man in Arlington. I remember loving the book when I found it, and it has recently been republished in kindle form. I just downloaded it and am wondering if it will still be a favorite. I will let you know. I am determined to read and review as many oldies as new books. Good writing lasts forever (the English Teacher in me knows that) and a good book doesn't have a shelf life.
Speaking of shelves, I took a good book off of mine this week. The Case Against William by Mark Gimenez is a legal thriller about a father defending his son. As a mom, I believe I will go to any lengths to stand by and protect my two children. Frank is definitely put to the test when William is accused of rape and murder. I found his actions and reactions interesting and do believe that Gimenez once again proved himself an under-rated author.
Well, off to more packing for me. How do we collect so much "stuff" in our day to day lives? Why is it so difficult for me to get rid of Mike's first little blue blazer or Beth's little baby blanket? Why did Arthur look at me like I was nuts when I wanted to dispose of my "teacher of the year" plaque? Between the two of us, nothing will ever be gone from our lives. Maybe that is for the best. We can keep reliving the memories, and Mike and Beth can throw them away one day.
Enjoy your memories, make new ones and keep on reading.
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