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The Sleeping Beauties Read Along – Are You In? (#sleepingbeautiesRAL)

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I LOVE this time of year. Who can do fall without King? Not me! This year he has teamed up with his son for a new book. Sleeping Beauties hits shelves September 26 and it’s a chunkster!!


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: September 26 to October 31

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This is an unstructured read along and purely for fun. There are no scheduled readings. Discussion will also be unstructured and happen on Twitter using the hashtag #sleepingbeautiesRAL. The goal here is to read the book with friends!

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Review: After the Parade

After the Parade

After the Parade
By Lori Ostlund
Scribner Book Company, Hardcover, 9781476790107, September 22, 2015, 352pp.

The Short of It:

With pain, comes growth.

The Rest of It:

As a young child, Aaron Englund had no idea how his father’s death after a fall from a parade float would affect him in the years to come but when his adult relationship with his beloved Walter ends, he’s forced to take a look at his past.

After the Parade is exactly what I look for in a good read. It’s a quiet story with interesting, quirky characters and unusual situations. When Aaron realizes that he can no longer maintain a relationship with Walter, he moves out and meets a host of people who, although flawed, serve a purpose in his healing.

This is truly a book about relationships. Mother and son, father and son, colleague to colleague, innocent bystanders, etc. I loved how open Aaron was to all of it. He’s a sensible guy and takes his hits as they come but he learns from them too which makes him so relatable. This book is filled with quite “aha” moments. I found myself rereading sections just to let the ideas sink in.

If you are like me and like quiet, meaningful reads then you will enjoy this one. It will be on my list of faves for the year because to me, this was the full package as far as reads go.

Source: Borrowed
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