Monday, June 22, 2015

Whistling Past the Graveyard

Good Morning! 

 I'm heading out of town to visit my sweet dad in just a few minutes but wanted to update you on my Summer Reading List.

Just finished reading
Whistling Past the Graveyard 
by Susan Crandall last night.

Oh my goodness!

No kidding this is one of the best books I've ever read.
The story is hard and so heartwarming all at the same time.
The language is incredible!
Susan Crandall knows how to tell a story really make you understand
how the characters feel and what they experience.

The use of similes and metaphors mixed into the southern vernacular 
hooked me from the first 
paragraph.


There are rumors that there could be a movie made from this book.
I can totally imagine it but then again...aren't books so much better than movies?

Read this one y'all!

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35 comments:

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

It would make a great movie - I loved it too :-)

Dee said...

Thanks for the review. I will definitely add this one to my reading list. Also, 'Still Alice' was a very good story, sad, but good. Enjoy your time away... :)

Art and Sand said...

One more to add to my queue!.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Sounds like a good one! Thanks for the recommendation!

Kim said...

My reading list is longer than my grocery list! May have to bump this one to the top. Have fun with your dad~

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I agree! I gave it 5 stars in Goodreads and this is my review, "This will definitely be one of my favorite books for this year. I fell in love with the sweet little girl and by the time I had finished the book, I wanted to adopt her. Delightful! Highly recommend!" I wish I knew of more books like this one! Hugs!

Journey said...

Just downloaded from the library and thinking it may move to the top of my list! Thanks for the review.

Leslie Roberts Clingan said...

A few of my blogging buds are linking up this week for our summer book list posts. I am going to check this title out before I write my post and possibly add it to my ever-growing list. I am a slow reader so probably won't make a whole lot of headway toward reading everything I want to read. But I can set the bar high! http://onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com
P.S. what is a No Reply Blogger?

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Stacey, thanks for the book review. It sounds wonderful and I will put this one on our list. Enjoy visiting your dad.
Hugs, cm

Kathleen Grace said...

Thanks for the suggestion! I just placed a hold on it at the library :)

corners of my life said...

Just in time, I need a need read. Can't get in online form the library so I will head there tomorrow to see if they have the hard copy. Thanks!

Eilis said...

It was a very good read. Thanks for the suggestion! I need to go see what else you had on your summer reading list :)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Have fun with your dad!...Safe travels!

Lynda Brandly said...

Thanks, Stacey! I've added it to my Amazon wish list so I won't forget! Have a wonderful visit with your dad.
love and blessings~
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Kathy Olson said...

I just jotted this down to find at the library. Thank you!

Brandi said...

Thank you for the recommendation, Stacey. I enjoy reading, but haven't made time for it much this year. Even my magazines are piling up. I seriously need to change that.

Junkchiccottage said...

I need another summer read so I will head out to get this one. Thanks for the review. It sounds wonderful.
Safe travels and enjoy your trip.
Kris

Shelia said...

Sounds good, Stacey. My daughter just gave me some books to read and I'll tell her about this one too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

I have to look this up...thanks!!

Jane x

Lisa said...

This sounds like a fun read! I've been reading a lot this summer and have really enjoyed getting back in the groove! I'll add this to my list.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It sounds great / will see if the library has it or is getting it : )

Jolene said...

This book does sound good. I will have to watch for it at our library.

Justabeachkat said...

I'm adding this to my book list

Hugs,
Kat

Art @ Home said...

Thank-you so much for linking-up, my dear! This is one of Shelley's summer reading books, and it's on my list, too. I'll read it once she's done. I'm really looking forward to reading it after your review! :)

xo,
RJ

Pat said...

If a book doesn't grab me on the first page I put it down. I will check this one out :) xoxo

Rue said...

This actually made me want to pick it up. I'm adding it to my must read list :)

xo,
rue

Rue said...

This actually made me want to pick it up. I'm adding it to my must read list :)

xo,
rue

Patricia Krank said...

I always love a good summer read so I'm glad you shared this book. I'm going to order it right away! Thank you and blessings to you m'dear.
Patti

chateau chic said...

I'll have to check this one out...I'm always looking for a good read!
Mary Alice

Liz Hockamier said...

Would this be good for my church book club??? Cuz it looks wonderful!
~Liz

Pat said...

I've ordered this book. Should arrive by Wednesday. :)

Benita Roberts said...

Thank you for the recommendation! I will be adding it to the list. I just finished "Defending Jacob"...another good read! Have a great day!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Stacey! I love to read and just put this one on my library wish list! Thanks for passing it along!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I am always searching for a good book to read, thank you for this tip and also saw in another post you all have a book club too-so fantastic!
Jemma

corners of my life said...

I finally got this from the library and even though I am only a hour in I am loving it. Thanks for the suggestion.