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    Post Can you recommend a book?

    My sister is going to have back surgery this week and will be in the hospital for 4 or 5 days. Can you recommend a book to help keep her entertained? Looking for something light, upbeat but not laugh out loud funny. Thanks so much.




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    Do you know what she likes? Mysteries, historicals, romances, fiction or non-fiction?

    My sister has MS and isn't a reader, but while in the hospital recently she dicovered books on tape and now gets them from the library. This may be the answer if your sister has to lay on her stomach for a few days. All you need is a portable cassette player and head phones (so she won't bother her roommate), then just check them out of the library for her.

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    Thats a great idea, Diana.

    How about magazines, Darlene? Then its alot of different stories to keep her attention, rather than one subject.
    Maybe some pretty stationary and pens to write to her family and friends?

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    Classics are always good. I can't think of anything upbeat i was thinking to kill a mockingbird but that is really sad *at least parts of it*
    I just recieved a Nora Roberts book Rising tides. i haven't gotten thru it but it is romance and bit of a mystry too. so that would work.
    I read alot of horror. *love to be scared* I know i am strange. i will think of some more though. It is my favorite past time. Oh one i loved was Through a Glass Darkly. it is really good, romance and i really am not into those but it is set in the 1700's. good luck.

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    My favorites--can't put down--were Where the Heart Is, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and Bridget Jones' Diary

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    I also liked Where the Heart Is, The Ya-Ya Sisterhood is also good but there are a few sad parts but also some funny ones, no too funny though. Also Wally Lamb's She's Gone Wild is good too but it is a little deep though.

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions, you are all so kind. I've never had someone so close to me in the hospital for so long. I'll be spending a lot of time taking care of her little ones but want to do what ever else I can to make her stay better.Sure hope the surgery works and she is released from all the pain she has been feeling for the past few years. Thanks for listening.




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    our thoughts and prayers will be with her and you.

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    Peace Like a River by Leif Enger is really good!

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