Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday Words: Am Reading Laura Brown's Signs of Attraction


Happy Hump Day!

I'm still reading Stephen King's book, but I started reading this next book because it's on my phone, and I can read while I'm on the machines at the gym with this interesting app called BookShout. That book is Laura Brown's Signs of Attraction!


This e-book was released just a couple of weeks ago, and the paperback is soon to come, too! I had the honor of sensitivity reading for one of Laura's next projects, and I hope it will be on my phone as well soon (no pressure, Laura).

Anything I have to say about this book so far will probably jack it up, so here is the blurb as seen on the website. Visit Laura's page for blogs, vlogs, and more!

Do you know what hearing loss sounds like? I do.

All my life I’ve tried to be like you. I’ve failed.

So I keep it hidden.

But on the day my world crashed down around me, Reed was there.

He showed me just how loud and vibrant silence can be, even when I struggled to understand.

He’s unlike anyone I’ve ever known. His soulful eyes and strong hands pulled me in before I knew what was happening.

And as I saw those hands sign, felt them sparking on me, I knew: imperfect could be perfect.

Reed makes me feel things I’ve never felt. It’s exciting…and terrifying.

Because he sees me like no one else has, and I’m afraid of what he’ll find if he looks too closely.

The only thing that scares me more than being with him? Letting him go.
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Laura brings us into the life of deaf/hard-of-hearing characters, and every time I read the dialogue, I wish I had stuck with learning ASL as a child. Hopefully there's still time to learn. I still have a book around this house somewhere.

What are you reading this week?

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