Saving CeeCee Honeycutt {The Reading Corner

I have been getting my Summer reading on...Lots of fun books... Lots of trashy romance... Lots of teenage fantasy... I love getting lost in my books :-)

I am one of those gals that always has three books going at one time. Which one I read that day depends on my mood. Typically I snuggle up in bed, no matter what time we go to bed, and read for 20-60 minutes.... Then at naptimes if I can manage it... But you know Lucas isn't letting me read while he is awake :-)

I started reading Saving Ceecee Honeycutt during one of Haley's dance competitions...

It was a veryyyyyy longggggg...veryyyyyy boringggggg...competition.  Except of course when Haley was dancing! ;-) So I managed to read the whole thing pretty fast. I meant to post on here a month ago but life has been going as super fast speeds this Summer!

Onto gabbing about the book. I love it.  I loved the honesty that went with the life of having crazy parents. Dysfunctional families. On some level I have always felt that every family has some dysfunction within it. I love listening to T. D. Jakes and one of my favorite quotes goes:

"You face your greatest opposition when your closest to your biggest miracle."

Many a time in my life this has been the case.  Without the dysfunction of a crazy family I often wonder what my life would have been like?  I hate to say it...but dysfunction can build character.  Good character if you are one of the lucky ones. I could relate to Ceecee's childhood. I was 12/13 when my parents were the scandal of our small town as they went through there divorce with whispers of my fathers affair and basic shenanigans were always following me. I can remember the cruelty of  kids....and snide remarks. The loneliness that comes with being "that kid" with "that family" at that already awkward age. I can also relate to moving from Ohio to the south. Granted I was 19 when I moved here... Another saying I have always loved...cause it fits me:

"I wasn't born in the South, but I got here as fast as I could!" 

Something about the south is enduring. The heat is oppressive...but heck....I don't even mind the heat. All together this book was a fun, fast read! Perfect for the poolside, with just the right mixture of dysfunction, triumph, laughter and life lessons. I for one walked away loving the lesson of people being "Chapters in your life book"... They start...they end and you move on. Some chapters are better than others but they all are part of the story.

Oh and for Aunt Jill....favorite quote from the book :

 “Friday is a purple-velvet-sofa day for some poor woman who's finally reclaimed her life. A purple velvet sofa is a gal's symbol of freedom.” 

Jill happened to own a purple sofa once upon a life chapter.  I loved that couch. Now I know why ;-)