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On My Bookshelf 9/6

I’ve been wanting to do a weekly blog about books I’ve gotten, but since this is the first time in the past month or some I’ve gotten new books. I normally get a couple of new books a week, but I bought 10 one week and 7 the next and told myself I needed to slow down for a while.

I am still being conservative about buying books. The new ones to my shelf this week are all ones I found at my moms while looking for my birth certificate.

FifteenI’ve had this book for years, but I don’t remember ever reading it. the back reads:

It seems too good to be true. The most popular boy in school has asked Jane out – and she’s never even dated before. Stan is tall and good-looking, friendly and hard working – everything Jane ever dreamed of. But is she ready for this?

Suppose her parents won’t let her go? What if she’s nervous and makes a food of herself? Maybe he’ll think she’s too young. If on;y she were prettier. If only she were ready for this …



Jean and JohnnyFound another Beverly Cleary under my bed too.

It should be the happiest moment of Jean’s life – instead of the most embarrassing. Why couldn’t she have been ready when the best-looking, most popular boy in school asked her to dance? Instead, she’s stepping all over his feet and completely tongue-tied. Her head is filled with wishes that she knew how to dance, knew what to say, wore the right clothes, and didn’t wear glasses. She’d also like to be two years older and three inches taller. Jean will probably never forget this day… or all that happens in the days that follow!

Seems very similar to the book above. I’ll have to compare them when I read them!


The RescueWhen confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks – risks no one else in the department would ever take – to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can’t bring himself to make: He can’t fall in love. For all his adult years, Taylor has sought out women who need to be rescued, women e leaves as soon as their crisis is over, as soon as the relationship starts to become truly intimate.

Then, one day, a raging, record-breaking storm hits his small Southern town. Denise Holton, a young single mother, is driving through it when her car skids off the road. With her is her four-year-old son, Kyle, a boy with severe learning disabilities and for whom she has sacrificed everything. Unconscious and bleeding, she – but not Kyle – will be found by Taylor McAden. And when she wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to the both of them; Kyle is gone.

During the search for Kyle, the connection, the lifeline, between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn’t know that this rescue will be different from all the others, demanding are more than raw physical courage. That it will lead him to the possibility of his own rescue form a life lived without love. That it will require him to open doors to his past that were slammed shut by pain. That it will dare him to live life to the fullest by daring to love.

That was a really long preview. I’ve had this one for a few years. I actually think it’s my dads. I’ve liked all of Nicholas Sparks’ other books, so I’m sure when I finally get to this one, I’ll like it too!

What’s new to you this week?


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