Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Last week a friend had to have a procedure done by a specialist and would be under anesthesia for a bit.  I drove her for the appointment and brought along a book to read in the waiting room.  Actually, I brought an extra book in case this one didn't meet my expectations.  However, I found that I couldn't put this one down and finished it at home that night.  Those of you who have known me for a while may remember my posts about books on women who I admire (here, here, more here.)  This turned out to be another book written by a woman with drive.

A Year by the Sea, Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman by Joan Anderson is a small book and a fairly quick read, but there much insight in it.  She makes a physical separation from her husband of many years to find herself, spending a year at a family home by the shore.  It takes a special woman to strike out on her own, not knowing what she'll find...or what she may be giving up.  Digging deep into yourself can be a frightening thing.  Joan made the most of her year, as should we all.  I was inspired by this true story.  This is the first time I've ever underlined sentences in a book, always having treated them with utmost respect.  But there were two passages that spoke to me and I wanted to save those thoughts.

I recommend this for a quick wintery weekend read.  If your library doesn't have it, ask them to borrow it for you.  And let me know how you like it.

Have a great Tuesday, folks!


Maria said...

Thanks for the book suggestion. I have a list for the winter.....I will add this one to it!

4BushelFarmgal said...

Hi Maria,
It would be great for some snowy evenings. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.