Wonder by R.J. Palacio

I just finished reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio and I have to say after all is said and done, I’m glad I did. I will say I actually had a hard time reading it from a parents standpoint. It was hard because I related to the Mom and couldn’t imagine having my child go though the things that August “Auggie” went through. However, at the end, it was all worth it and I was actually left with that warm, fuzzy feeling. I do recommend it if you haven’t read it. It’s an easy read, as far as the writing style, but it was hard for me in the emotional area.

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Bloom Haiku- original

The bloom opens slow

Breeze moves through the long green grass

A bird sings sweetly.

Paperbacks vs. eReader

I constantly find myself on “the horns of a dilemma”.  Paperback or eReader?  When I first got my eReader, I was over the moon!  It felt as though I literally had the entire literary world at my finger tips!  I must admit, I do love my eReader for that reason, convenience.  But after sometime I found that I missed the smell and the feel of a real book.  I missed getting lost in the bookstore on the hunt for a new book or three.  But with paperback books, comes another problem…lack of space for keeping said books!  In a perfect world, I would live in a house with bookshelves on every wall.  But, alas, I do not.  Back to the eReader for a moment, and its level of convenience, eventually the eReader dies and must be charged.  Which in my humble opinion is not so convenient.  So back to my original quandary, paperback or eReader???  Perhaps I’ll never know… What are your opinions???