Wednesday, November 28

Favorite New Book

I don't normally recommend books because I pretty much just read whatever Victoria tells me to read and it's all on her blog.  But I picked this book out all by myself and read it and loved it and now I'm telling you to read it.



Ok, you caught me.  I didn't pick it out all by myself. My sister wrote it and I read it because she's my sister.  The impressive part is not that my sister wrote a novel, the impressive part is that she wrote a novel DURING HER SURGICAL RESIDENCY.

The book is about some burn patients and their out-of-body experiences while they are in the burn unit in comas (I think.) It's really good. I read it in about an hour while I did the elliptical and just about cried five times.  Granted, I cry at everything, but this was good.

So... if you need a quick and awesome read, go check it out! If you have Amazon Prime you can get it for FREE!!!! Or pay $3.99 for it.  Bargain, right? Seriously, go buy it.  YAY LAURA!

19 comments:

  1. Could you Grimmers BE more productive? Jeez. Make a girl feel inferior much?

    Even though I now feel vastly worse about my abilities, I will be reading this because I read everything Grimmers write.

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    1. You did some awesome editing on my last piece of writing!

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  2. Yay! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the shout out!

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  3. I read it also! Very well done, Laura!

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  4. I would like to know how your parents raised such ridiculously high-achievers. Cynthia, fill us in! :)

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  5. Oh Kristin - we get no credit for their "over-achievingness". We just stayed out of their way and let them achieve for the pride and fullfillment of accomplishing their dreams. They knew that win or lose, we were their biggest fans and greatly admired their effort/willingness to take chances. But, since you asked ;-) ....I do believe that parents sometimes go overboard with accolades and then children tend to perform for the attention. They start feeling like success is a condition to being loved. That undermines the best of lifelong motivations (which is taking on challenges because you are not afraid of failure and you love the personal joy/pride of a job well done). Ramblings from a mom in awe of all four of her kiddlets!

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    1. We joke that we'd bring home A's and they'd kind of shrug their shoulders--not overly praise-y r pushy. They kind of just let us do our thing, so they are lucky that our thing didn't end up being running a meth lab or something.

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    2. I guess that was a risk. Lucky us!

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    3. Love this! Thanks for passing on your wisdom to those of us figuring parenting out as we go :).

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    4. Ever since you became obsessed with Breaking Bad, you reference meth ALL THE TIME.

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  6. Example....Laura was receiving an award for her outstanding ACT score and at the ceremony a member of the school board asked what her mom made her for breakfast on the day of the big test. Answer...."I fixed myself a poptart". Yep - I was definitely a super mom.

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    1. LIES. It was my ACT ceremony and my delicious breakfast of a Pop Tart. See they can't even keep us straight!

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    2. I was just about to correct Cynthia........

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  7. Bummer...I always got you two mixed up. Love you Rach!

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  8. I'm having SO much catching up on comments during nap time. And this is probably why I don't read many books.

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