Ah - books, books, books. I love them. And soon there will be more to love! This week I'm waiting on a new Sarah Dessen book:
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen Publication date: June 16, 2009
I've read a few of Sarah Dessen's books including: Someone Like You, Keeping the Moon, This Lullaby, Just Listen, and Lock and Key. Her writing continues to get better. I like how some characters show up in other books. One new-agey thing I did was to get two rings, one for each hand, like Owen in Just Listen. I have something written on both and they serve as constant reminders for me because I wear them everyday! I read that book two years ago and it still inspires my life! That's good writing. If you want to know more about Along for the Ride - check out Sarah reading an excerpt on YouTube. Now I'm even more excited. I'm sure we'll be reading this in summer book club!
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