When I finished my LPN test I wanted to celebrate. Before even knowing my results I wanted to revel in the fact that it was over. I was in the big city of Burlington and had time to kill. What did I decide to do? Well, I went straight to the book store.
Yes, I realize that officially makes me a nerd.
And I am ok with that.
I browsed the bookstore like a kid in a candy store for over an hour. It was refreshing for a couple of reasons. When I usually go to Burlington and visit the big bookstore Shawn is with me. He does not share the same zest for books as I do and grows bored easily standing there while I read cover jackets. Without him there I was free to closely inspect every shelf and try and not miss one single book that I might find interesting. I also floated through the aisles of books knowing that school was out and I didn't have to have my nose buried in textbook 24/7. The thought of reading for pleasure made me smile like a kid who just got a pony for her birthday. I ended up spending almost a hundred bucks on several books that I now have stacked up to read. First, I had to finish the book I bought at the grocery store.
I am such an impulse buyer and in one of my impulses as Shawn thumbed through Drummer magazine I browsed the shelves of books in the greeting card aisle at the grocery store. I picked up this one book "Sworn to Silence". The snippet of the novel drew me in. It is an unlikely read for me, a thriller, but the story seemed swaying. It ended up being a complete page turner.
One thing that I have realized is that I haven't read a book I don't like. Every single book that I have a chance to read I enjoy. Its great, actually. I either have really good taste in books or am not picky when it comes to reading material. I'll assume its the latter because it means I finally found something in my life that I am not picky about! ...hang on while I run and tell my husband. He won't believe it.
So what exactly is this book about?
If you haven't already left to go off and Google or read about it on Amazon.com, Sworn to Silence is about a former Amish girl turned rugged police chief in a small town that is struck by a series of gruesome and strange murders. The murders are complicated by a secret from her past that stems from the reason why she chose to leave the Amish society. The end of the book is really gripping. I loved it. If you don't like a few gruesome scenes or a couple of sexual moments then this book is not for you. The author really describes what happens throughout the story.
Think it sounds like something you might enjoy?
The thing about reading books is that once I read them I never usually read them again. Its not because I don't like them, but because I already know what happens and I can't trick myself into enjoying a book as much the second or third time around. So now I have this newly finished novel, with a couple of bent edges and a little wear from traveling with me over the past week, that I need to figure out what to do with.
I want to give this book away to whomever would like to read it! If you think you might enjoy this book leave me a comment and tell me why. Is it the type of book you usually read? Interested in a new genre? Need a book to bring on vacation? You tell me. I need to make space on my bookshelf!
I'll randomly choose someone the at the end of the weekend!
If this book isn't you're cup of tea or you aren't chosen don't worry. I plan on offering up all my books when I finish them! Like my grandmother always says... Nothing is nicer than Sharing something you like with people you like.