Monday, May 27, 2013

365 Inspirations—147: A Really GOOD Book

Love with a Chance of Drowning at Barnes and Noble in Seattle
"A funny, irresistibly offbeat tale about the risks and rewards of living, and loving, with an open heart."—Kirkus Reviews

I don't usually sit down and read a book from cover to cover in two days. Especially a 337 page book. But I just did that. It was the only thing I really wanted to do for most of my Memorial Day weekend. What's even better is, I know this writer from the blogging world! I've meant to go get her book and on Saturday, I just got in my car, headed out to Barnes and Noble and bought it.

I read Love with A Chance of Drowning from cover to cover. I related to everything the author, Aussie Torre DeRoche, wrote about. I found myself laughing, crying, nodding my head YES, saying "No WAY!" out loud, and a little sad when it was all over and I had to wake up from my book reading world and come back to the reality of the fact that I haven't cleaned house, washed dishes or done anything on my weekend list.

But it was so worth it.

The book was such an inspiration and that's the point of my blog this year. I am here to find the inspirational in my life, in others lives, in the places and the things all around me. Lately I've been finding too much to write about and I can't quite keep up with all the promised interviews and amazing people, places and things I am finding all around me. I'm tuned in to the inspirational.

I don't want to spill the beans too much about Torre's book because she's going to be on my blog here for a Q & A at the end of this month and I can't wait, but if you have a chance, go out and get it.

The book is about facing risks, it's about overcoming fears, it's about living life to the fullest and realizing there really isn't a limit to what we can do except in our own minds.

Here's what Kirkus Reviews had to say about the book:

"A funny, irresistibly offbeat tale about the risks and rewards of living, and loving, with an open heart."

More soon from Torre DeRoche on my blog here. If you are looking for something inspirational and uplifting, this is the book!

Have you read an inspirational book lately?


  1. I have it on my Wish List. Will order soon.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. I stumbled upon this book on the new releases at the library and like you--read it cover/cover. It is uncanny how this book crossed my path at this particular moment.

    Love serendipity! And am looking forward to reading your interview with DeRoche.

  3. I look forward to reading the Q & A here, since the book sounds like one I would like.

  4. I haven't read one lately but that's just because I go in reading spurts. I will say though that there are very few things that can change your life like reading a book that resonates.