Show of hands – who among you consumes books and strawberries at the same time????
Okay . . . maybe nobody. I mean, you’d hate to get strawberry juice on the book, so . . . Yeah, but there’s a reason I brought up the both of them. I mean, yum.
Reason for the strawberries: We are going strawberry picking tomorrow. Yippee! We found what is supposed to be a real nice farm about an hour away, so we’re packin’ up and headin’ out to stock up for the long winter. 🙂 If you want to hear all about our adventure, I’ll be posting on the Diary on Saturday with the details!
Reason for the books: I just finished reading Athol Dickson’s The Cure. That’s reason enough.
The Cure was a hidden gem and a rare find. And the ending . . . Oh, the ending! But I won’t betray it, or skip ahead. This book is about a man named Riley Keep, former missionary and presently an alcoholic beyond all hope. At the end of his road, he discovers a packet of “medicine” with a note explaining it to be a cure for alcoholism. But sometimes the cure is more dangerous than the disease . . .
OH WOW, was this story a winner. I was so engrossed and so blown away. Athol’s characters – Riley, Hope, Bree, Dylan, and the list goes on – are incredible. So well-fashioned and so brilliant. His writing is doubly so. And the book just happens to take place in a coastal Maine town, so . . .
You cannot go wrong in reading this book. Amazing.
And so, without further ado, we’re off to pick strawberries on the morrow! It ’tis summertime, after all.
So, my friends, what are your plans now that summer is officially underway? What books are you reading? Do tell!