Friday, February 3, 2012

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

I've written about Jodi Picoult books before. I still haven't liked any as much as the first one I read by her. My Sister's Keeper was the first. It spoiled all the rest because I loved it so much.

Jodi Picoult reminds me of a writer I loved growing up. Lurlene McDaniel (I hope I spelt her name correctly). She wrote fiction for young adults. She wrote about social issues and health issues. Jodi Picoult does the same thing, but adult fiction.

This one had definitely had social issues. It was basically a custody battle over an unborn child. Some would say custody, some wouldn't. The ex-wife wanted the fertilized eggs for herself and her wife. Her ex husband, had recently found faith and god. He didn't want her to have them. I already feel like I've said too much. It was good. At times, I was so frustrated at the thick headedness of people. While reading it, I knew how I wanted it to end. I also knew I'd be pretty upset if it didn't end the way I expected.

It ended in a good way.

Now I have to go finish my next book.

How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Melba Colgrove, PH.D., Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D. & Peter McWilliams

This book was sent to me by a friend who had read it. She said somebody going through a divorce suggested it to her.

I wonder if it would have helped for my break up with Cameron? Although it is for all kinds of losses, I felt it was meant for break ups. Sad break ups. The loss of somebody you really loved, but by choice.... whether his/her choice or yours.

While it touched on death, it didn't really. I'm sure it is all similar. Except for one thing. I was still friends with Cameron after the break up. Now he's died, and I don't get to see him or talk to him again. Nobody's choice.

While reading it, I thought I would give it a reread... but I don't think I will. Believe me when I say, I wish it had helped.

It's an easy read. It has poems. It has nice and realistic thoughts about life and about love.

That's it. I'm sure I will be talking about more than one self help books. I will try anything to help my soul/self.