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Review: Handle With Care

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Handle With Care By Jodi Picoult
The novel, Handle with care opens with the line, "Things break all the time. Glasses, amd dishes and fingernails. Cars and contracts and potato chips. You can break a record, a horse and a dollar. You can break the ice."
Handle with care is about a family trying to survive with their daughter's physical handicap called,Osteogenesis Imperfecta(also called OI). Charlotte and Sean have a daughter, Amelia.  She is also dealing with her sister's illness as a teenager would.
The story tells the journey of how Willow was concieved by infertility drugs. Charlotte's friend Piper, is a OB doctor. She has been trying to concieve.  Charlotte asks Piper to take her on as a patient.  Piper agrees. Complications happen and Piper does have aminiocentesis done.  Something does look unusually, but decides to just monitor.  Then at the 28th week, when it is too late to have any alternative. Piper diagnosed her daughter still a fetus with OI.  She gives …

Book Club Meeting In May

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We had our book club hosted by me. We had nine members and friends at my house. We had a good discussion, and very diverse. What I liked this time I had a new computer that was set up at my living room. I could access everything from my computer. If someone had a question about the next book all I had to do was google the information. It was just awesome.

I opened up the book club discussion with the synopsis of the book. Then I read snipets of book reviews. We talked about the history, the isolation, the brotherly love, and of course the hoarding.

There was so much to talk about in this book. One person brought up the theme of the book. About taking the wars in prospective and the different wars of Langley's life. WW1, WW2, Korean War, and Vietnam and the effect of all the different wars that effected Langley's life. I thought I took all aspects of the book. But never realized that one.

We than talked about hoarding. Most people thought that hoarder's was a illness that…

How to Get The Groove Back

I am reading Jodi Picoult's book for months now. It is not that I don't like the book. Because I picked the book to read because I knew it would grab me.

But, I was in school and kept getting interupted. So, there was a couple of months I did not read the book at all. When that happens I usually toss the book aside and forget it.

But the beginning grabbed me. It is hard to pick up the pace after you have not picked up the book in quite awhile. I am attempting to try to read it. I don't like to start over from the beginning. When I do start to read it again. I know I have lost something. But I don't want to start over. Hopefully I will get the rythm back.

What do you do? Go to another book? Start over? start where you stopped? That is what I am attempting to do. If it is where you stopped, how do you get the groove back?

Welcome Me Back

Hi Y'all, I have been gone for months. I feel like a visitor right now. Many bloggers that have changed their blogs I don't recognize. I feel like a stranger. I am sure after I awhile it will feel like home again. Well, what I see is that many of you have re-modeled your blog.

I am very impressed. That has me inspired. Also, I am happy to see that blogger has redesigned some of the templates I see Blogger has made some changes too. They have made a new navigation bar. Still can not figure it out.

I will have to wait till my son, comes home. That will be in September. Anyway I want to tell you that you all have done a wonderful job recreating your blogs. My son has re-designed my a bit too.

But now, this is a call for help. I will pay one of you, if you can help. Some how my son lost part of the blog where you can post pictures and graphics. It is gone can someone help??

Review: Homer and Langley

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Homer and Langley
By E.L.Doctorow

This story takes place at the turn of the century. Their father is a physician and their mother is a opera singer. Their story about two wealthy and well to do sophistocated brothers. Both their parents died a month apart from Spanish Influenza.

The story is loosely based on the Collyer brothers. Homer is the narrator. Homer becomes blind, he likes music and becomes a pianist. Where Langley goes to college and is very interested in engineering. He likes to tinker with household items.

Langley goes off to Europe to fight in WW1. He Becomes mentally ill from the effects of the mustard gas.

Langley comes home from the war. Langley doesn't seem right, to Homer but he accepts him madness and all.

At this time they go out of the house, go to parties, with women, to speakeasies. They have tea parties, where the house is starting to fill with newspapers, and other micellaneous junk.

This is the start of the hoarding. Langley starts bringing things, and …