Monday, December 10, 2007

"A good book and a warm bath..."

Everyone who knows me well knows that I'm really big on bubble baths, and reading. Reading AND a bubble bath is simply divine. I did 85% of my reading for my Master's degree in the bathtub. I could sit there amongst the bubbles for hours, just lost in a story. Lately, I've been reading a wonderful book called Anybody Out There? by the Irish author Marian Keyes. It deals with a subject that is one of my most paramount fears, but her treatment of the story and her characters is phenomenal and touching...not scary at all. The synopsis on the back cover of the book says:

Bestselling author Marian Keyes has delighted readers with the lives, loves, and foibles of the irrepressible Walsh sisters and their eccentric mammy. In this, Life in the Big Apple is perfect for Anna. She has the best job in the world, a lovely apartment, and great friends. Then one morning, she wakes up in her mammy's house in Dublin with stitches in her face, a dislocated knee, hands smashed up, and no memory at all of what happened. As soon as she's able, Anna's flying back to Manhattan, mystified but determined to find out how her life turned upside down. As her past slowly begins coming back to her, she sets out on an outrageous quest—involving lilies, psychics, mediums, and anyone who can point her in the right direction. Marrying life's darker bits with wild humor and tender wit, Anybody Out There? is a strange and wonderfully charming look at love here and ever after.

I'm really enjoying this novel and I was pleased to find out it is one of a series about the Walsh sisters (Claire, Rachel, Maggie, Helen, and Anna) and I can't wait to read more of them when I'm finished with this one!

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