Are there any Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants fans out there?
I discovered the books years ago in college and LOVED them. I must’ve read – and re-read – the series 2-3 times because they were so good. There was something very raw and real about the characters that pulled me in.
The fourth book (“Forever in Blue”) was published in 2008 and was dubbed “the last summer” as the book pretty much wrapped everything up in a neat little bow. I thought that was the end of the series, but last month I discovered this book on my sister-in-law’s bookshelf and was told I was one.
Sisterhood Everlasting catches up with Bridget, Lena, Carmen, and Tibby 10 years in the future – apparently the fourth book didn’t wrap everything up in a neat little bow as I thought it had. Nope. 10 years in the future and they’re still the same raw, emotionally driven girls that they were when the fourth summer ended on their 19th birthday.
I couldn’t wait to read it, but wanted to get through the rest of The Art of Racing in the Rain first. Then I decided I was tired of waiting on Friday and downloaded an audio version of the book to listen to on my runs instead.
I listened to my first few chapters during my run on Saturday morning and haven’t been able to stop listening since. I’m listening to the book in my car (and then find excuses to stay in the car and listen more), on my walks with Maddie, at the gym, I even listened while packing, doing laundry, making dinner, and eating dinner (Derek worked late tonight so I was on my own) for 2 hours straight this evening. The storyline is addicting, and I can’t put the ipod down.
I still haven’t finished (I have two hours left), but something tells me I’m not even going to make it to my next run before I finish.
If you’re a fan of the Traveling Pants series, I would highly recommend picking it up. It’s nice to check in on the girls in the future and seeing where their lives have taken them, even if it isn’t exactly where they want to be.
Oh, and that dinner I cooked as I was listening? It was petty good.
I was going for a jambalaya, but sort of just ended up with my own creation of what-ever looked good.
I started with chunks of chicken breast, then added carrots, okra, a can of tomatoes, a can of black beans, and the rest of the fresh parsley and thyme in the fridge. Once the veggies were all soft, I poured a can of chicken broth over everything, brought it to a boil, and then to a simmer for 20 minutes.
Pretty good if you ask me.
Earlier I had a big apple with PB2.
And I had 1/2 of the Caramel Mallow Crunchie for dessert.
The caramel treat was gooey and sticky, but very yummy.
If you’ll excuse me, I have more listening to do.