Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Jim the Boy Comments

I received this book from the library a couple of weeks ago so was able for a change to get a head start on our read.

The easy to read and less intense read is perfect at this time of my life. My 30-year-old neice just died unexpectedly a little over a week ago bringing back many emotions of the death of my 29-year-old son who also died unexpectedly last August. Although both deaths were undiagnosed heart conditions, supposedly the conditions are not related. In addition to the stress of this, we are in the midst of year end closing, my first as supervisor of our team, so having an easy read is well timed. I have had such problems even focusing that I returned my books on CD to the library as I couldn't concentrate enough to listen to them.

Jim's problems and life as a 10-year-old during the Depression have proved a pleasant diversion. The author has presented several characters that I like--Jim's mother and uncles are quite the role models in parenting as they show their love yet give Jim the freedom he needs to be himself.


Zorro said...

Oh my Shirley dear, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I do know just how you are suffering and cannot concentrate. Any emotional stress like this was just overwhelming to me for years after Jay's death. I have his birthday and death day coming up in the same week in a month and that is always a hard week for me (and it has been 24 years since he was killed). I think this is all normal and I am glad to be functioning and happy most of the time. I hate to tell you, but the pain does continue. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Neco said...

Shirley and MaryZorro, I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. *hugs*

(I did not read this post before cause I hadn't started Jim and didn't want to be spoiled.)