Isn't that (above) cool? I obviously saw it on Facebook and it resonated with me! Had to share. Also sharing that I had SUCH a fun weekend! Seriously luxurious (by my low standards - HAHAHA!) Got a good workout in at the hotel's gym each morning as well! I did everything I intended to do, had a great time with my friend yesterday, and feel a lot more relaxed. Good thing I do, too! I came home to learn I am about to be inundated with editing! Oh, I KNEW I was going to get SOME, but, HOLY MANUSCRIPTS, BATMAN! I'm going to be editing a redwood forest's worth of stuff that is ALL due by the 20th of February. 'S okay! I LOVE a challenge! My sighted eye, however, is already grumbling. Tough! Suck it up, eye! This is my paycheck we're talking about. And I fully intend to get some Spring clothes before too much longer so I NEEEEEED the $$ for THAT! Anyway, I hope all of YOU had an amazing weekend, too! ALMOST finished (quit that applauding) but I just have to tell you that if you love to read, PLEASE check out this book! OMG! It was so heartbreakingly beautiful! It held my attention from the very beginning, had enough twists and turns to be a designated highway, and made me CRY because I finished it and I didn't WANT it to end.
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart—he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone—but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.
This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.
NOTE: Nat, don't even THINK of getting it. It will be in my next mailing to you! I KNOW you will love it!
Okay! NOW I'm finished chattering. Expect emails (those of you to whom I owe an email) between editing frenzies. And have a FUN, SAFE, HAPPY, PRODUCTIVE WEEK, one and all!