Books Completed: 18
Completion Date: January, 2009
Publication Date: October 2008
Reason for Reading: I have seen the show on television and I was curious! Review copy sent to me by Harper Collins. New Author Challenge.
Three years after giving birth to twin daughters, Kate and Jon Gosselin became pregnant again—with sextuplets. Kate’s candid and emotionally-charged book chronicles the exhausting challenges she and Jon faced from the time the babies were conceived through the first two years of their lives, and the faith it took to get through each day.I am not much of a television watcher, but I have to admit that I have been known to watch this television show from time to time. When I saw that there was a book out; I decided to give it a try. When I was looking for a synopsis online, because I am too lazy to type one, I found that reviewers have been arguing about this book. It was interesting to read the reviews because a lot of the people that wrote them hadn't even read the book, they just decided that they wanted a platform to stand on! I actually did read this book, though. I was just curious. They don't exactly have a normal situation, and I wanted to know how they have coped with everything that life has thrown their way.
Anyway, so I read this book in about a day. It is not really all that long, but it was interesting. I could not imagine having 8 kids! (Not that I could any easier imagine having one child, but that's not the point!) I am just amazed at what they have had to put up with and go through to have a 'normal' family. It is not an easy task, when you think about it. They were not exactly prepared to have eight children and even when they found out that this was going to be the case, it is not exactly an easy thing to prepare for! Kate talks very candidly about what life was like for her before and after the sextuplets were born, and I found it all rather interesting, but I can't say that I was really blown away by the book.
I can really just sum it up by saying that while I find the journey was worth reading about, I am not totally sure why I felt compelled to read the book. It is really not my type of read at all, but I can't say that I really minded it. I might even read more from them in the future. I liked learning about the children's personalities and their development. While I didn't love the book, I didn't hate it either. To be honest, it was the religious nature of the book that really didn't work that well for me, but I don't want to start a religious debate on my blog, so I am trying to shy away from offering opinions on the subject!
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