Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Everybody's Talking about Sisterhood - Let's Talk Sisters!

Happy Tuesday!


Today we will celebrate sisterhood! I am doing that together with other bloggers and with WOW! Women On Writing and together with the author Therese Walsh. My blog post today includes some information about the author Therese Walsh, and about the book The Moon Sisters, Giveaway and also my own thoughts about sisterhood - to be more precise about my own sister.

Let's Talk About Sisterhood!

Sisterhood can be so many different things, but I decided to narrow it down to a very important person in my life - my very own sister whom I love dearly. I have known my sis as long as I can remember, almost 41 years to be exact.

So, this for you, Anu!

Once upon a time... a baby girl was born. This little girl had a mom and a dad and a two years older sister. When the little baby was brought home after birth, she still did not have a name. And her older sister thought the baby looked exactly like her doll and insisted she should be named after the doll...

This didn't happen. What happened, was a life lasting friendship and love.

My sister has always been there for me. It can't get more simple and beautiful than that. She has always been here for me. It doesn't matter what I have been through in my life, where in the world I have lived, she has been there for me. Be it happy times from our childhood when our biggest problems were which boy was the cutest in the kindergarten to the troubled teenage years when we passionately fought with each other and then to the times we lived on different places in the world and I was homesick and to very serious heartbreaks where she listened to me and supported me by just being herself. I have always been able to count on her support.

My sister is the person I have shared a lot with. She knows me best, sometimes even better than I know myself. She is very good at listening, even better at bringing me back down to earth when I need it. She has been angry on my behalf, she has loved on my behalf, she has cheered for me and she has cried for me. She has had hotheaded discussions with me, she has hold my hand when I needed it most, comforting me. She has kicked my butt when I needed to move on and she has laughed with me... a lot.

Laughing and giggling have been there with us all the way. We always have fun. It doesn't matter what we do together, how complicated or challenging our lives have been, we always giggle like crazy teenagers. We have had so many awkward moments when people around us look at us like we were totally crazy. She is also funny and has the cutest sense of humor!

She has taught me a lot of things: how to calculate percentages for math classes, how to avoid getting into trouble with my parents, how to find Christmas presents which our parents had hidden from us, how to make new friends, how to keep freshly caught fish (eels) alive in the bathtub (scaring our mom near to death), how to train a dog... to the things which matter in life - she has taught and shown me loyalty, trust, kindness, selflessness, responsibility, love. I will be forever grateful to her for that!

She is the best travel buddy! Our trips have taken us near and far since childhood. During our adulthood we have traveled a lot only me and her together and these trips have been the funnest in my life! She knows how to enjoy life, how to enjoy the coolest adventures of our lives. She never whines when we are on the road, she takes everything how life gives it to us. She definitely knows how to seize the day and she has  wonderful ability to share all this with you.

Love you the bits, sis!

Forever and always,

Your baby-sis.

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The Moon Sisters

In The Moon Sisters, her second novel, Therese Walsh wanted to write about one sister’s quest to find will-o’-the-wisp light, which was her mother’s unfulfilled dream. Also called “foolish fires”, these lights are sometimes seen over wetlands and are thought to lead those who follow them to treasure. Despite the promise, they are never captured and sometimes lead to injury or even death for adventurers who follow them. The metaphor of that fire – that some dreams and goals are impossible to reach, and that hope itself may not be innately good – eventually rooted its way into deeper meaning as the Moon sisters tried to come to terms with real-world dreams and hopes, and with each other, in their strange new world.

Olivia and Jazz Moon are polar opposites: one a dreamy synesthete, able to see sounds and smell sights and the other controlling and reality driven. What will happen when they are plunged into 24/7 togetherness and control is not an option? Will they ever be able to see the world through the other’s eyes and confront the things they fear the most? Death. Suicide. The loss of faith and hope. Will they ultimately believe that life is worth living, despite the lack of promise?

The writing of The Moon Sisters was a five year journey and at times author Therese Walsh felt like it was her own “foolish fire”. But remember, some fires are worth the chase!

You can find more information about Therese here: : http://www.theresewalsh.com/

Go and visit her! :)

Amazon link to purchase The Moon Sisters: http://www.amazon.com/Moon-Sisters-Novel-Therese-Walsh/dp/0307461602/ref=wri

If you are interested, you can find the review of the book here: http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/2014/02/the-moon-sisters.html






We’re also having a giveaway for a copy you can enter. One commentary's name will be picked on March 17th and sent to the organizer as a “finalist”. On March 18 the winner of the copy of The Moon Sisters will be selected from all our finalists and announced on The Muffin.

To enter, please comment what sisterhood means to you! That's all it takes! :)

Thanks for coming by and happy reading!


4 comments:

  1. Hehehee, it was nice. Yes, I agree that you have great sister :D Like me who has the best sister as well. Love you :)

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  2. Thank you that you read it! :)
    Aitäh, kullake!

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  3. I grew up without a sister but my girl friends and cousins were my sisters. My friends inspired me, gave me courage and strength. Without them I would not be the same person, for that I am truly grateful!

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    1. Cozycomfycouch, I am glad to hear, that you had somebody. Good friends are worth of gold.
      Thanks for coming by!

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