Monday, January 11, 2010

Big Brown Truck

Today UPS delivered four more books for me to read and review and it kind of felt a little bit like Christmas! I love sending and receiving mail and think of UPS and FedEx as mail that comes in a different truck. I used to have pen pals in school and we would send letters on neat stationery to each other. While I love how convenient email is and how easy it is to communicate via electronic sources, part of me misses the joy of snail mail. I am going to have to post what books I received today and since my last new book post tomorrow, as part of my new balancing idea I am trying to spend less time on the computer for a while and working to find the right amount of time to devote to each of the areas of my life. Right now I am reading "Eternal on Water" by Joseph Monninger for Barnes and Nobles First Look Book Club. While the main characters are kayaking down a river they meet a camp of girls who are spending a month on the river learning about nature. As part of the experience they are not allowed to take any electronic devices with them, no cell phones, no digital camera, no Ipods, etc and they are learning to appreciate nature and relationships. It reminded me of the hours I used to spend with my brother and sister playing in the backyard or riding our bikes with no technology and how carefree it seems from a distance.


  1. I am reading Eternal On The Water too and it is pretty good so far. It may be my favorite First Look book yet.

  2. I think my favorite was Hush, Hush but I know a lot of other readers weren't as thrilled with it.

  3. That sounds so good! I would LOVE life with no technology...but not really, LOL. I love snail mail, too. I can only imagine what it'll be like for our kids when they're older!

  4. Hi Jill!
    You asked about The Christmas Cookie Club book on my last post. I just didn't like it. It was only like 270 pages and it was about 12 different women, all friends, and it just wasn't written very well. Too much info, not a lot of substance, way too much drama.
    That's just my opinion! I was looking for a cutesy christmas read and i just felt it was not!
    Take care,

    ps i just love your picture on your header. so cute!

  5. I cant wait to read your review on this. I read this along with you on BN