I love curling up with a good book!
I love the words that I learn the sentence structure, the descriptions. I fall head over heals in love with characters. Claire Marvel by John Burnham Schwartz is a perfect example of good writing and memorable characters. I wanted to get home every day just to read another paragraph, another chapter yet not too fast lest the end come to quickly.
As a young girl I loved curling up in my room and reading the day away. Today is no different-I squirrel away moments to read as I make dinner, while I wait in line, as I eat lunch at work and especially while I soak in a quiet bath. I read with my two older children as they moved into middle school age and now read religiously with my youngest. I'm
I began to close the bag, then changed my mind. "Want a Life Saver?"
She cocked her head skeptically. "Depends on the flavor."
"Butter Rum," I said.
Brightening, she nodded-a girlish bounce of her head that sent a thrill through me. I peeled the damp foil back so she could take one.
"I forgot how good these are." She was rolling the candy noisily around her tongue. (5)
I love this scene as it introduces both Claire and Julian. In this moment standing in the rain she holds a yellow umbrella and he is soaked. Their relationship in the beginning throes seems picture perfect except Julian hesitates unsure of himself and she waits expectantly. Oh-the thrill of a good book! This one is a keeper.