Okay, today’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week topic is one that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy (’cause it is about books, yo) while also making me cringe.
One little word is showing up in the prompts in most of the 330+ book blogs I read this morning and it’s giving me the creeps.
(The word pimp – as in “pimp this book” – gives me the heebie-jeebies. For the record, the word “gush” has the same effect on me. Which is probably understandable.)
Excuse me while I take a moment.
However, I am all about giving some books that may have been overlooked some well-deserved recognition and loooooove. I just don’t want to feel like I need a shower after doing so.
That being said, I want to highlight two books which I looooooved but which I haven’t written full-fledged reviews yet. I’m hoping to do so, but until then, suffice it to say that you really need to read these.
I am trying to get The Husband to read this, but so far, no avail. He’s typical of most dads of special needs kids, I think: he loves his kid deeply but he leaves the book-reading and the researching and the memoirs to me. Father’s Day is raw, honest, powerful and emotional from a dad’s point of view. I read it in the spring and I am still searching for the words to do this one justice. It’s not one to read upon the moment of diagnosis, however. It’s one for later, when you’ve been in the trenches a little bit.
Both of these books, when I think back on my reading year of 2012 thus far, are ones that immediately come to mind. There are others, of course, the blockbusters that have been all over the New York Times bestseller lists and the blogs, but these have lingered.
These are special.
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