Wednesday, August 8, 2007

It's Wednesday. How are *you* today? :)


So, I totally forgot to write about -A Thousand Splendid Suns-.

I don't want to say too much, because I really hope that all my readers will read this book. I will describe how I felt throughout, though. I felt several emotions throughout this book...

Appreciative, Thankful, Sadness, Shock, Happiness. Without giving anything away, you do learn the life of Afghani woman as wives. How being a wife there *can* be scary, and horrible, and so unsettling. This book made me cry in parts of it, which is extremely rare thing for a book to make me cry. I didn't only cry at sad moments, but I also cried at moments where there was such surprising joy that I immediately teared up, and tears were just pouring out of my eyes. Khaled Hasseini knows how to draw in his audience, and leave them wanting to read more. I love writers like that. I love that from start to finish the book was great! It started great, and ended great. With just a little bit of mystery to make you wonder how the character's lived on, and what happens down the road. I give this book and The Kite Runner a standing ovation!!

If and when you finish reading these books, please tell my what you think! I am interested in hearing what other people think of them. :)

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Went to the gym this morning, but other than that not much else is happening. It is SO hot here that all you can do it avoid going outside. "Who wants to get the mail?" Seriously! It's that hot! Today it is supposed to be 101 degrees. Not only that, but I think 75-80% humidity, which is what makes things miserable here. The air is so thick you can almost eat it! SICK!

Here are a couple pictures for you all!



HOLY COW! An unexpected picture ... of ME!! [gasp] ;)


Always lookin' cute!!

Waiting to get her ears pierced. Full of anxiety!

Playing with her dolly.


This is Zoe right after she pushed herself up from crawling to sitting... and all while clutching that baby doll! LOL.


WHOA! ME again!! *alert the media*! ha ha!
Have a great Wednesday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

4 comments:

Jenny Moore said...

I read the Kite Runner while in Cali and left it for dad to read. LOVED IT!!! Gonna have to get A Thousand Splendid Suns soon!

Jenny Moore said...

ummm, well, i tried to post a comment on your new blog (which i love by the way) but it kept asking me to enter in those little letters to verify that i'm a real person. i must have entered them in a dozen or so times...so, either i'm blind, or it thinks i'm a program or something...just thought you should know!

Shealynn Benner said...

Thanks for letting me know! I will let my husband know. :) He is the brains behind the whole thing. There might be a bug in the code or something. :) Thanks!

Shealynn Benner said...

OK, Jenny, I figured it out... for the time being (until Mike fixes it) do not put your blogger web address. Just put your email. :)