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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Unfinished Thoughts On . . . Wishful Thinking by Kamy Wicoff

Wishful Thinking
Kamy Wicoff

Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 978-1631529764
Published: April 2015
genre: fiction
356 pages

format available: trade paperback, ebook

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About the book:
Jennifer Sharpe is a single mom of two struggling to balance her work and home life. One fateful day, a brilliant physicist decides to play fairy godmother and install a time-travelling app on Jennifer’s phone: Wishful Thinking. Jennifer is finally able to devote herself fully to every aspect of her life, but why does Jennifer feel more busy than ever?

My Thoughts:
How could you not like this book. I've wanted to be in two places at once a bunch of times!

Real life interfered with getting the review done early so I brought the book on vacation. I'm sad to say I'm not loving it.

Maybe I'm not the target audience? I can't get passed the "whiny" single mother part. Your ex doesn't pay child support but looks like he's had botox? The boss that promised you time off for recitals is gone and the new boss wants you to work more hours? You're having trouble making ends meet? There is a solution for all of it. Change jobs, move if you have to, go to court. Maybe I've been out of the job market too long and it isn't that simple anymore but come on. Kids first. If you work extra to pay for extra stuff for your kids then can't enjoy the outcome, cut back on the extras.

I'm sad because I like the idea so much that I thought I'd love the book. I'm going to try again when I get home from vacation. Maybe it will make a difference if I'm in my own chair with the distractions I'm use to.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of BookSparks and and is being reviewed as part of the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge.

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