So far I‘ve mostly opted for family time over reading time, but I‘m finally getting in a little beach side reading today. ☺️
I forgot that it was cancer in the book.
I was about Bertie‘s age when I got my first diagnosis (breast rather than ovarian). I‘ve also recently had to watch from afar as a friend went through hospice and death (hers was much more aggressive than mine).
This book is a treasure. I love Cee Cee and Bertie so much. Rereading the book, I did have Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey in my head, which was a delight. (continued below)
I‘ve recently had an urge to reread Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart. It just arrived via the Calgary Public Library. I have so many friends who are CeeCee to my Hillary/Bertie and I love them all. #WindBeneathMyWings #catsoflitsy
#SeptemberDanes #FlyOnTheWingsOfLove Makes me think of the theme song from Beaches...Wind Beneath My Wings, which brings me straight back to the 80‘s 💕💕💕and check out adorable Mayim Bialik who looks like a SUPER young Bette Midler 🙌🏻💟and I‘m still up & cooking at 2am....
I adored this movie as a preteen and never knew it was a book. Loved reading about the friendship between Cee Cee and Bertie that starts on the Atlantic City boardwalk and lasts through adulthood and follows them through the ups and downs of love and loss. I will admit since singing is so much a part of the story that the movie adds that element and this is the rare case where the movie is at least equal to the book. #beachread #booked2018
I‘m about to start one of these 3 books for #friendship for #booked2018. Not sure which to pick. All are about friendships and friendships over time. Reminds me of #frommetoyou I always try to send friends cards or even texts “with love from me to you,” whenever I see something that makes me think of them. Anyone read any of these?? #heyjune
Newcastle beach is my front yard but I also love Mookerwa where I spent my childhood summers waterskiing, I love to swim but conditions are rarely good enough for that ie. warm water and gentle waves so I am going to say sunbathe with a book and sunnies, picnic hopefully with champagne (Much more elegant), potato salad. I hate store bought macaroni as it makes me sick. RV I am a glamping person unfortunately my partner and step kids are campers!
1. By car, I like to see the scenery up close and personal. 😊
2. I‘m going to borrow @MicrobeMom ‘s line here...”anywhere with a beach!”
3. The family is heading to Florida for a week the day after my son graduates high school later this month. Plan to take a boatload of books and chill to the music of the waves (and try to avoid sunburn! 😳).
1. I'm in Myrtle Beach! Our 12 hour trip turned into 15 because the 2 year old had severe motion sickness 😣
3. 2 books--Aru Shah and the End of Time and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
4. I got promoted! That's making me happy over and over!
Sunset on the beach! So, so happy to be on vacation. There is a perfect reading chair in our room! And there is a library in the hotel! I will take a photo tomorrow. So excited.
If I'm not reading, you'll usually find me on the nearest beach...just strolling by the water, watching the waves and carousing with the sea life: sandpipers, sand crabs, seals, starfish. Sand dollars are my favorites. I often catch them walking around and sometimes, they'll even smile my way.
The movie Beaches has long been one I love. I absolutely cried at the end, and Cee Cee Bloom was a role made for Bette Midler.
While the book has some differences, I still really enjoyed it. As a loner who has lost a few best friends (they aren't dead, I just realized how that sounded) along the way, I wonder if I'd have the patience and strength to be there at the end.
I can't believe I'm the first to post about this book. It's one of my favorite best friend books. I hear there will be a movie remake with Idina Menzel!!