I've had several enquiries about the book I was reading in yesterday's post
Still Waters written by Jennifer Lauck
Its not a novel but recollections of an early life
One of my daughters returned it recently along with a pile of others I'd lent her. I can't remember where it came from - I think in a pile I was given - but I do know I hadn't read it before certainly don't even remember seeing it before lol
Most of the people I associate with are like minded - saving a cent here and there -recycling is our second name - we pass around amongst each other books we come across in op shops, have been given as gifts or even ones we have on loan from the library.
There are strict instructions on return dates with that one lol
So there are times when I lend out books if I've got a lot sitting there and know I won't get round to reading them for a while.
Anyway I don't remember seeing it before so the name (Still Waters) couldn't have been on my mind when I renamed my blog last year. It used to be called Cathy's Capers and that began to sound 'childish' and not reflect my posts, such as they were.
I was really upset after we said goodbye to Leroy and wanted a change in everything. Was even going to close down and have a rest - then the name SW popped into my head. I was trying to be calm but there were so many emotions below the surface - the new name seemed right and so it has stayed
As I said before the book isn't a novel but an autobiography of sorts - just one problem I'm going to have to fix - it's a follow up book to one dealing with a younger childhood. The first one was called 'Blackbird' and from what I've now read on the internet did very well - it was about the authors very early life dealing with adoption and the death of her adoptive parents. This one starts at the time she moves to live with other family when the second partner of her now deceased adoptive father 'tosses her out'.
What I've read so far had been easy to read, about a young girl growing up and how she deals with that stage of her life and the problems that arise when she is moved from pillar to post having to live with various members of the family. Hoping its as good at the end of the book as it is at the beginning
Now my next 'job' is to try all the local Op - as in opportunity (Thrift/Charity) shops to see if I can find the first book lol