On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Monday, March 22, 2010

New read

Last week a staff member at Juvenile Hall left this book for me in the volunteer mailbox. She had taken the time to wrap it in gold paper with a matching bow and included a thank you note for the time I spend with the kids.

First, I was surprised and pleased. It's always nice to be appreciated.

Then I read the book, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, by Garth Stein. Because I always come to Juvenile Hall with a dog in tow, usually either Demi or Brix, the staffer believed I would enjoy reading it. Oh, was she correct! I read as much as I could each day, turning pages and hoping I could read a little longer. As I got further into the novel, it got better and better and better.

I'm trying to be careful. I don't want to say too much or give it all away. But for starters, every novel has a perspective. In this case, the narrator is a dog! It's a dog who believes that in his next life he will return as a human, something he looks forward to. The background is family life and racing cars. There, I've said enough. Just read it!

1 comment:

  1. I read The art of racing in the rain recently too. I really enjoyed it.


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