03-05-2007 01:57 PM
Just wanted to say that we are officially open for discussion today. The author has already graced us with an enthusiastic greeting or two, and we can begin discussing the book. I always like to start with some "First Impressions," but you can jump in anywhere (and everywhere) you'd like.
Clare Payton, Moderator
Barnes & Noble Book Clubs
03-05-2007 02:59 PM
I like that Connie has transformed herself from someone who felt it was her duty to give to others and take very little in return to a woman who is going against the social grain. It is finally Connies turn! She thinks to herself "I really shouldn't do this, but hell, here's goes, I'm doing it!" I love that about her. I really enjoy that with each decision Connie makes to "go for it", it brings her to yet another special moment in her life where she continues to bloom and grow into her true self.
I also love that she has O'Brien that she can share anything with. Every woman should have an O'Brien in her life. I do!
03-05-2007 03:39 PM
03-05-2007 06:33 PM
I am a huge Kris Radish fan ( if you have read my posts you know this already ) and I just loved Sunday List... This book touched me in so many ways I don't know where to begin. From the first few pages I swear Connie is me, although my kids are young teenagers and I am only 34, I felt and feel the way Connie does. I have been married for 14 years and my whole life belongs to my family, as I read, all I could think is Oh My God this is me and this is what my life is going to be like when I am 50 something... because somewhere along the way I have completely lost myself... enough said about me...
But what I love about Ms. Radish's books is that she knows, she touches on what I think many of us women feel and maybe secretly keep to ourselves ( like me )and after reading her books, I do not know about you, but it is so empowering, so nice to know that I am not crazy for feeling the way I do. Yes, I have started my list.. Now I have to overcome like Connie's #1 on her list.. Fear... amazing how it will stop you from doing so many things and how hard it is to overcome it when you have lived with it your whole life.
OK... I have rambled enough... I am so looking forward to the rest of the discussion
03-05-2007 08:46 PM
I love the way Kris's characters seem so real, like people you have been friends with or have known all your life.
03-05-2007 11:10 PM
03-06-2007 11:32 AM
#1 Stop being afraid
#2 Take more chances
#3 Finish painting upstairs
#4 Do something
03-06-2007 02:51 PM
03-07-2007 03:10 PM
03-07-2007 10:16 PM
I'd like to know if you have considered doing books using the backstory characters from Elegant Gatherings of the White Snows? I really would like to know what happened to some of those womem.