Lots of fellow school staff and faculty were there to cheer her on:
We're quite a talkative bunch. But, when Katie was reading from her book, she had our undivided attention:
The book is great. And not just because she's a friend. It is a good read.
Somewhere around Chapter 10, I realized that I had to slow it way down. Because I didn't want to get to the end of the book. I was caught up and I didn't want it to end.
I'm just going to put my review right here for y'all:
Wow. I would say, "What a great book," and leave it at that but I would be leaving out so many wonderful things about this wonderful book by Katie Sullivan. ROCKS, PAPER, FLOWERS is more than a book. It's a cathartic experience. It's personal. It's relatable. On every level. It's a book about sisters- one of the best relationships a girl can have. And it's about mothers and daughters and love and loss. It's about not only having people in your life to lean on but also about having the courage to actually lean on them. It's about waking up and moving on and taking memories with you as encouragement instead of baggage. It's about personal growth and the fact that it's never too late to learn and do that growing. This book is a must read for anyone who has experienced loss and has difficulty with the grieving process. But, at the same time, it is also for those who have not experienced close loss as serves as a beautiful, gentle reminder to pay attention and appreciate those who are dear to us while they are here with us. A most beautifully written book that will run you through the gamut of emotions from sorrow to joy to sadness to laughter and back again and again. You'll laugh, you'll cry and then you'll call those you love and send them a copy of the book.
I promise my review is an honest one. And, should y'all decided to give it a read and can't wait to see the results of the giveaway, just go over to Holladay House Publishing and grab one! I've linked you right to Katie's book page (it's available in hardback and paperback).
If you want to wait and try to win a copy, just leave me a comment that you want to enter the giveaway! That's all there is to it!
Well, except that, IF you share this post on Facebook, other social media or your own blog, let me know and I'll gladly give you extra entries for each share!
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