Friday, April 2, 2010

"everyone who is interesting has a past" - an author's dedication.

i stayed up pretty late last night reading "The Glass Castle." After my book review for the slow readers book club on Jeanette Walls second memoir, Sweet Caroline asked for my address so she could send me out her copy of Glass Castle, insisting i needed to read it. I love books, and i adore random kindness: the fact that she wanted to send it right out to me (it was waiting for me when i returned from texas) and sent along a lovely note, book mark, yogi tea (her favorite), and Bliss lotion (the best stuff).


i'm a believer in sending something back to those who send me anything. They never insist it, which makes putting something together for them even more fun for me. This one was easy.

Carolyn said that when i was done with the book, I could pass it on or keep it for my library. I decided to pass on a memoir to her, one that meant something to me and was a beautiful read. I sent along my tattered/dog eared copy of "What Remains." I love this book for the candid portrayal we got of the forever gorgeous John F. Kennedy Jr., his Carolyn, and what the author went through when they were gone. (She married JFK jr's cousin, and dealt with personal tragedy all at once).


Since Carolyn is a Francophile, i thought she could use the Parisian postcard as a book mark.

Here's two writes ups i did on the memoir; please have a look here and here. I hope she enjoys this book, one I loved and couldn't put down.



thank-you Carolyn! I'm loving the Glass Castle. xo

17 comments:

Em-Jae said...

I looooved The Glass Castle.

Love that you paid it back, too. My bff and I are always swapping fave new reads -- it's always exciting to have a wonderful recommendation :)

Sarah said...

looks like i'm going to have to add both these books to my reading list! i love good recommendations :)

Sara said...

Books are definitely my favorite! I should read those two! Oh and how sweet of you is that?

You just gave me ideas of how I should use the time since it's a long weekend!

The Socialite said...

Oh I've never read it, I shall add it to my list to read!:)

Carolyn said...

You are the Sweetest Micaela! I loved coming home to some happy mail- what thoughtfulness! J'adore all of my treats...and I am happy that you enjoyed yours..my blog post will be soon to folow!! xoxo

Raquel said...

Glass Castle is one of my favs. Let us know what you think about it when you're done!

Iva said...

I LOVED The Glass Castle!!!

Brandi said...

How sweet! There's nothing like a book exchange.

Have a beautiful weekend, Micaela!

Diana said...

oh my goodness, that is the only book that has made me cry and laugh all at once. i loved it.

love it when i read all the good you are spreading! have a great easter, love!

Claire Kiefer said...

You and your packages are so sweet. I love reading about what you send and receive. :) I also really appreciate book reviews--I've heard other people recommend The Glass Castle, so it's now officially on the list. Thanks Micaela!

littlemissjuicy said...

omG Micaela, you're soo sweet to do this!
-Nahl

Louise said...

I very much admire your wrapping and your handwriting! (now secretly hoping to be paired with you for cupcake coutures packaging project!) Thanks for your lovely comment and entering my giveaway x

Cassie said...

You really are the sweetest! I love the way you parcelled up all the things too, when I see your parcels it reminds me of my own from you and always brings back a smile!
xx

angelina la dawn said...

i've been needing to read the glass castle, too! i just have a few more books on my list to finish first..

Hermione said...

Oh, how wonderful! Such a truly inspiring gesture and post. Im going to have to finally pick that book up now, Ive looked at it so many times in the bookshop.Go figure:)

Every Little Counts said...

it's been awhile, but i remember really loving The Glass Castle. i will have to add Half Broke Horses to my list!

ps..you have really inspired me to send more real, tangible mail- letters, postcards, packages.

i hope you had a great weekend! and yup- i did indeed get lots of chocolate, just what i needed!

xo,
amy

firstshotlife said...

this post was inspiring on so many fronts; the opening quote, a short list of good books i've never read, but most importantly; the give back when you are given to. love it. makes the world go 'round, eh?

found your blog today through just a dollop - glad i did. :)

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