"When you get those rare moments of clarity, those flashes when the universe makes sense, you try desperately to hold on to them. They are the life boats for the darker times, when the vastness of it all, the incomprehensible nature of life is completely illusive. So the question becomes, or should have been all a long... What would you do if you knew you only had one day, or one week, or one month to live. What life boat would you grab on to? What secret would you tell? What band would you see? What person would you declare your love to? What wish would you fulfill? What exotic locale would you fly to for coffee? What book would you write?"

Monday, December 13, 2010

Book Withdrawal

For all the readers of the world, you know what I'm talking about. The awful feeling of reading the very last page of an awesome book. You spent a lot of time with that book. Maybe an entire day (nonstop)...or a week. Or maybe it took you a month to read, or longer. Who knows. Regardless, that book was there for you when you got bored. You looked forward to being able to read it in your free time, or late at night underneath the warm covers. Or early in the morning, or over some tea at lunch time. You became attached to it's characters, you thought about them throughout your day, curious...excited as to what would happen to them. And then you turn the last page and the book is gone. Over. And there is no sequel. :(

When I know the book is coming to an end, sometimes I try to read slower and make it last, but the other part of me just wants to read it as much as I can, because its such a good book! Its frustrating. THe best feeling is when you know you have an awesome book in your hands, and you still have a large amount left to read. :)

The book I just finished was rather excellent. It was called "Camp Nurse" and it was really funny. It was about an ICU nurse that takes the summer off with her kids to conquer camp as a nurse. She learns how to care for children and how to be a nurse without the ICU and hospital technology. I learned a lot from her, and it was an enjoyable read at the same time. ANd she was funny. So to all my nursing friends that read this, read this over break! It's a good one. And even to non-nursing friends, she makes sure to explain all the nursy-type stuff jargon, and a half the book deals with non-nursing stuff (homesickness, psychology, counseling, camping). So its good for anyone. 
Here is the website to the author, where you can find more about the book:


The good news is, she has two books that she wrote prior to this one that I CANNOT WAIT TO READ. YAY :) So, good day, good day...

I love reading. Now to find the next good book.....

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