Monday, January 25, 2010

An Excellent Book Made Me Smile


I finished Donald Miller’s, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years this weekend. I also held my daughter’s hair back nine times (NINE times—Bueller) all throughout Saturday night and wiped her face. But I finished Miller’s book and despite the lack of sleep and my large intestine now wrestling with my small intestine, I smile. I smile. That is the power of a good book.

The book blends two things I’m in love with: story and life.

It’s good.

Because my large intestine and small intestine are having the battle of the century, I’m going to keep it short today. I intended to post an interview with a stellar author about a noble passion of hers. I’ll leave you in suspense until Wednesday.


*photo by flickr

31 comments:

  1. Awe...I hope you feel better. Stomachs are mean mean organs I tell ya!

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  2. Feel better soon! Will pray for you:) Looking forward to the mystery interview.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  3. Oh Wendy! I pray you get to feeling better soon.

    Thanks for piquing our curosity- see you Wednesday.

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  4. Ooh, you poor thing. Will pray you are feeling better soon!!

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  5. Sheesh, sorry about your daughter. But I'm glad you were able to smile about something this weekend!

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  6. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that you're battling the flu. Wondered where you were on Twitter. Hope you feel better soon!

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  7. Hope you and your daughter are feeling better, at least you had a great book to bring on the smiles throughout :)

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  8. Wendy, loved it too!!!!! Glad to meet another Millerite!!!

    Also loved Blue Like Jazzzzzzz.

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  9. I'm sorry! I hope you all feel better. Glad you enjoyed the book. I'll have to get it.

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  10. I LOVE hearing about books that make other writers smile. Oh, Wendy, I hope you feel better soon. Try to get as much rest as possible!

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  11. Hi Wendy-
    Oh Lord, I hope you are feeling better and so is your daughter. I have a horrible fear of the stomach bug, it requires an intervention I am so fearful. I hope you don't catch it!
    I gave you a shout out on my blog today (one that requires you to do nothing at all :-) but wanted to let you know).
    I'll have to check out the book.
    Feel well.
    Steph
    xo

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  12. I'm so sorry! We're having the same issues at our house. I hope you all feel better soon!

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  13. *hugs* for both you and your daughter. I hope you're both well very quickly!

    That's why I love reading so much! Finding those books that reach out beyond the pages and touch your life. *more hugs*

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  14. Oh poor things!! I pray you find health again soon...

    I love the picture...so free-ing!
    Bina

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  15. Feel better soon, Wendy! I agree - there's nothing better than a great story about life!

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  16. Ah! I hope they both surrender and go to sleep and you get some peace! No fun! But how cool about Donald Miller's new book. I must read it. I loved his previous two! Can't wait for Wednesday....I think I know who it is. :)

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  17. Hope you get well soon, Wendy.

    I also loved "A Million Miles..." Highly recommend it to everyone else!

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  18. Thanks guys. I feel cyber-loved.

    Hope to return to my normal stomach by Wed. (especially b/c this is birthday week and I need to make 4 desserts)!

    Night.

    Sleep as though ants aren't in my stomach.
    ~ Wendy

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  19. Hope your intestines stop fighting each other. That can't feel too good. :( And I'm excited to hear you've read a great book! I love books that make me smile. :D Will have to check it out sometime.

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  20. I do hope you feel better soon. And I must say thanks for your kind comment on my post last week.

    I can't believe you just finished A Million Miles. I am reading it right now! I think it's a book that can fool people because the writing is so accessible and Don tells a lot of funny stories. It's deeper than it looks at first glance. The ideas have the potential to be life-changing.

    I am thinking about what Don has written, and it's helping me clarify some things about the way I should live.

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  21. Just stopped by your blog to see what it was all about! Sorry you fell ill! I hope you are feeling better, and I'll be checking this book out! Always down for a good read!

    :)

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  22. I loved the book as well! It made me smile inside...caused me to dig deep into my life and ask, "What kind of story am I writing?" (or should I say...am I allowing God to write His story in my life?)I liked Miller's book so much that I ended up getting his first book, "Blue Like Jazz." I'll let you know how it is...if you haven't read it!
    God bless!
    Cherie

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  23. I hope you feel better soon. The stomach flu is the worst!

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  24. I'm so sorry about being sick!! Not fun! Get better soon!

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  25. beautiful blog, beautiful pictures. looking forward to more.

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  26. Wendy, I'm sorry you're sick, and that you had to hold hair NINE times. That's got to be a record! I hope your illness is just a twenty-four hour thing.

    I really liked Don Miller's Blue Like Jazz. In heaven, where all these great books will be filed by the hundred thousands, we will have time to read them all.

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  27. I hope you and your daughter are feeling better. Donald Miller is one of my favorite authors.

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