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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Thoughts on...One Silent Sleepless Night

I'm sure we've all had them. A night that doesn't end, when sleep is as elusive as fairy dust. There are two differences between my sleepless nights and the one in this book. 1: the author had the good sense to write the experience down, and 2: the author is a "name". At least to those who are members of or are knowledgeable about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).

A wonderful introduction to Spencer W. Kimball. His mind wanders time as he deals with the pain following surgery, taking us on the journey with him. Just enough information for a young adult while giving an older reader a chance to whet their appetite for more. The cover graphic style is carried inside giving the book a small taste of a scrapbook only in black and white.

An enjoyable, quick read.

One Silent Sleepless Night
by Spencer W. Kimball

source: personal library

from the inside flap:
The night is long when sleep refuses to come. concern, worry, apprehension-these fill the dark hours with spectres enough. But what when, added to these, the demon Pain enters with his armory of torments?

One Silent Sleepless Night is a first-hand account of such an occasion. Here President Spencer W. Kimball tells the poignant story of a night-long experience following his 1957 throat operation. This simple yet vividly drawn account takes the reader right into that New York room. there, while Pain works his will and leaden-footed Time drags his way through the dar, concerns about the future alternate with scenes form the past--childhood in Arizona, life on the farm, the call to the apostleship, memories both sweet and sad.

To the joy of Church members the world over, the story of that night had a happy ending. Now, for the first time, they can read the story.

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