“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Book and a Blanket

I've saved the best book for last.
It's my favorite so far...
I like how right now, as I type, there's thousands
of books I've not read that have the potential to become
one of my favorites.
this week's book is called

I've included a brief synopsis from Amazon:

"1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life—someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.

At Finn’s funeral, June notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail. Inside is a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and if she can bring herself to trust this unexpected friend, he just might be the one she needs the most.

An emotionally charged coming-of-age novel, Tell the Wolves I’m Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again."
This book is very moving and emotional.
I finished it..set it down..put my hands over my face and sobbed.
You know how it is when you fall helplessly in love with a character?
yeah, that was me.
I absolutely loved it!

Ok this week I'm giving away a box of tea, a blanket and this book.

last week's winner is Ricki Jill.
I'm behind on mailing out the prizes but everything is going out

I want to thank you all for your kind comments
and wonderful prayers & wishes for my dad.
He was extremely dehydrated with a UTI
so there was a reason he was on a downward spiral.
He's on antibiotics and his appetite is growing now.
He recognizes me and his speech is clearing up.
Thank you so so much.

This may be the last book and a blanket 
but December is MY birthday month
so there's going to be some fun stuff going on then.
stay tuned!!

big hugs to you all!!


  1. Oh, this sounds delightful... (Any title with "wolves" in it, has me immediately, anyway. :-)))) )

    Those UTI's can be soooooo bad! Glad he is progressing now.

    Gentle hugs...

  2. Thank-you, Marfi! This looks like a great book, and I had a friend who loved it.


  3. I am very happy to hear your father is doing much better.
    This had to be a difficult book for you to read while you were so worried.

    My entry is here:

  4. "helplessly in love with a character?" Oh, I know indeed. You want to adopt them all and save them, too. And read their tale from birth to life ever after.

    I love the title of the book, and your reaction to it. So, yes, I'm definitely picking it up.

    I'm very happy your dad is doing better. I hope the progress continues, and he is all strong, happy and healthy for your birthday month ;-)

    Here is my entry:

  5. Glad to hear your father is feeling better, Marfi :)
    That book looks like a really good one! Here is my post including the book I recently started:

  6. I'm so glad to hear your father is doing better! That dehydration thing... it's more common and sometimes more dangerous than one imagines.

    The book sounds amazing, and I would love a chance to win :) Thank you so much for hosting this month, I have thoroughly enjoyed it!

    If you decide to throw a party the coming month, count me in. In the meantime I hope you'll consider joining my Jul blog challenge - starting tomorrow but running on all Sundays leading up to Jul!

  7. Hi GF,

    This one sounds fantastic! I hope it isn't too sad since you cried at the end but it does sound like a great book and hope I win your generous gifts! Sorry to hear your dad's been ill and glad he is doing better.
    Hugs, Lynnie

  8. What a wonderful story, I will have to loon into this one. I would love the chance to enter your giveaway.
    I am so happy that your Dad is making good progress. Keep the liquids flowing. Sending good thoughts your way.

  9. Glad for the update on your Dad. Dehydration is a very big deal.
    I would love to be included in this giveaway. THank you for your generousity. Oma Linda

  10. Im so happy to hear your dad is on the mend!
    This sounds like a wonderful book to curl up to.
    Sounds like I'll be sobbing too :)
    have a great week!

  11. So glad that your father has improved! I know first hand how stressful that can be for a family...

    This week's book sounds intriguing and I love the cover art! Happy December and I hope it will be lots of fun for you!

  12. I'm glad your father is doing a little better. But maybe you should build a little time-out nest in the bed or on the couch, you sound like you could use some rest.

    I love your tree and what you've done to your blog! I have put up Advent lights and stars in all the windows and we'll get a tree this week.

    If you'd like to join my Jul blog challenge, the 2nd post is tomorrow, with 2 more to go after that!


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