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It's the Island Life | Weekly Snapshot

By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

Thaw Blogsplash: Thaw by Fiona Robyn


A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I am interested in books focusing on a woman's struggle with her depression or mental breakdown. Katrina recommended Thaw to me, and I found myself captivated by the blurb on the book's description.

Here is the book summary: Ruth is thirty two years old and doesn't know if she wants to be thirty three. Her meticulously-ordered lonely life as a microbiologist is starved of pleasure and devoid of meaning. She decides to give herself three months to decide whether or not to end her life, and we read her daily diary as she struggles to make sense of her past and grapples with the pain of the present. "Thaw" explores what makes any of our lives worth living. Can Red, the eccentric Russian artist Ruth commissions to paint her portrait, find a way to warm her frozen heart?

Sounds interesting, right? Well, if you like it, here is something exciting. Fiona Robyn, author of Thaw, is organizing a Thaw Blogsplash, from March 1, 2010, when she will start blogging the entire book here. Fiona is interested in having as many bloggers as possible participate in it, so if you would like to be a part of this, check out this site. Don't forget to sign-up!

Comments

Marce said…
I am part of the blogsplash too, the book sounds captivating doesn't it.
Athira said…
MarceJ, I agree!!