Monday, June 18, 2012

KEEPSAKE By Kristina Riggle


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I got Keepsake and the mail and zipped through the first five chapters. I immediately fell in love with the main characters, hoarder Trish, whose life unfolds exactly like one of the reality folks on the real show Hoarders. I also felt extreme compassion for her sister, Mary, who is the complete opposite, with OCD issues. My heart melts for poor little Jack, Trish’s son, who is living in the mess of Trish’s life and I’m excited to see what comes next in this novel by Kristina Riggle. I have featured all of her books on Manic and I’m always excited to see what she has in store next – her writing is so fluid and real and you can’t help but feel for her characters and the real-life experiences they are striving to get through.
You’ll love Keepsake, and if you don’t win it here, be sure to pick it up, along with all of Kris’ other novels – they’re all fabulous – I promise you will love them all!

Blurb:
Trish isn’t perfect. She’s divorced, raising two kids — so of course her house isn’t pristine. But she’s got all the important things right and she’s convinced herself she has it all under control. That is, until the day her son gets hurt and Child Protective Services comes calling. It’s at that moment Trish is forced to consider the one thing she’s always hoped wasn’t true: that she’s living out her mother's life as a compulsive hoarder.


The last person Trish ever wanted to turn to for help is her sister Mary — meticulous, perfect Mary whose house is always spotless … and who moved away from their mother to live somewhere else, just like Trish’s oldest child has done now. But now, working together to get Trish’s disaster of a home into livable shape, two very different sisters are about to uncover more than just piles of junk , as years of secrets, resentments, obsessions, and pain are finally brought into the light.


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100 comments:

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I am definitely a book hoarder too. I love books, and love reading. I just wish I had more time for it!
qweska8402

absolutahnie said...

BOOKS. i fell in love with the house we bought three years ago when i walked in and saw that there was a LIBRARY in it!

susieqlaw said...

Books!

susieqlaw

ncsuloges said...

Mine is definitely books too. My boyfriend and I are moving on Saturday and so we have packed up all my books. I have 3 big boxes and 2 laundry baskets full. That's after I took some to the used bookstore too.

A.C. said...

I used to save a ton of stuff until I married a military man and we started moving every couple of years. Now I toss everything simply because I don't want to deal with moving it!

Carie Casey said...

Probably shoes.

Carie

Megan said...

I'm definitely a craft supply hoarder. I just reorganized my craft room and it's scary how much there is in there!
Eloisepeaches

Melissa said...

I really don't hoard anything. I actually swap my books online or donate them to the library. I clean and purge my closets every six months. I actually don't like clutter. It stresses me out! Mel Rem

jdstec said...

shoes and my children's baby clothes

TinaB said...

I totally hoard old magazines!! It takes me forever to get them to the recycling place!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

Mary Jo Burke said...

I've kept my school papers forever and do the same with my kids' stuff.

Carly said...

I definitely have a lot of books but since they are generally organized I don't consider them a hoard. It's everything else I seem to have too much of...clothes, school papers, shoes, etc.

Carly H

Emma S. said...

I'm like you, I'm definitely a book hoarder. I ran out of space on my bookshelves, so now I have to pack some away in boxes in my basement. I also hoard cookbooks and cooking magazines. I never throw away cooking magazines.

buttah said...

I hoard anything and everything that my little one makes, draws, doodles, colors...you get it. He's my only, and I want to save everything that he does so he can see it one day.

Diane said...

BRACELETS!!! I have a constant ARM PARTY happening and can't pass up any kind of bangle in the store or especially at a flea market!!

Melissa said...

I totally hoard books. But then I also am okay donating or giving away some. I hoard my kids' toys too. After seeing TS3, I feel guilty about giving them away.

Melissa A from CLC

accidentalgypsy said...

I tend to save a lot of different stuff. but for some reason I've always tended to hoard pens and paper. If I find a really good pen, I'll buy like 5, and I've always liked having unusual paper sizes and colors to make notes on.

Juliet Farmer said...

like you, i hoard books. i refer to myself as a book slut. ;)

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Guilty, I am a book hoarder too. But that's probably a given with everyone that is here. My other obsession is my salt and pepper shaker collection. It started innocently years ago when I saw my husband's grandma's collection. And now I think I have over 100 sets. I need a bigger display case!

CAnative said...

I grew up in a military family. Hoarding really hasn't ever been in issue. I guess because of moving often.

Nicole

Lindsay said...

Cosmetics and hair products. I'm always in search of something better!

Bridget said...

Books. My husband, too, so double the books. (It's pretty bad)

iambtinrb

Jonita said...

Yeah, I just can't help it, I hoard books!!! I have shelves and shelves full of wonderful looking unread books, but yet I'll take my boys to the library and take out new ones, LOL!

Jonita

Alice said...

My husband says I hoard picture frames, but it is unintentional. People give me them as gifts, but I never get around to filling them and they all sit in the basement empty.

EKB said...

cards...from my birthday, wedding, birth of kids, kids bday cards, anniversary, get well, from COLLEGE! I am trying to slowly find a way to weed out some and organize ..its a process!

Melissa said...

If I hoard anything it's eye shadow...but hubs doesn't let me keep too much around.

-tmd636

Sherry said...

Just like you--Books:)

Crystal said...

I love buying books. especially if there's a sale ($1 hardcovers? YES PLEASE). But I'm very sentimental so I keep a LOT of gifts, and cards, and receipts. OH MAN! Did I throw away a TON of receipts before we moved!!

crystal717

Kimberly Pearlman said...

I hoard clothes & movies. I have lots of clothes in my closet with tags still on them. And movies on dvd that have never been opened. I'm pretty sure that's hoarding. LOL

Joelle said...

My name is jobella...and I'm a book boarder. lol.

- jobella

Kristin from Louisville said...

I don't think there is anything I hoard. Once I moved out of a big house and into a much smaller one, I realized how much stuff I had accumulated in closets and now, I am scared to buy anything!

Emily said...

I am totally a book hoarder...but I also hoard random paperwork - every receipt, every piece of documentation on things I buy...which I guess is good, in a way...but leads to very unnecessary clutter!

Emily116

slm8803 said...

Books and pictures

Dani In Chicago said...

Yeah I have a problem with books too. I have so many books that I've had for years that I still haven't read yet.

Lizett34 said...

I hoard boxes! Anytime I purchase anything that comes in a box, I keep it rather than throwing it away. I have a closet full of empty boxes.

EBrowning said...

I fear I may be a book hoarder too. I just hate to part with my favorites because I know I'll read them again someday! :)

Amelia said...

yarn and fabric

Kim W. said...

Mine is definitely books too! But I wouldn't have it any other way!!

BrendaL71 said...

Some would say that would be purses. So I try not to buy anymore. I've been going back in the closet and reusing my older ones.

Jeffie T said...

Definitely not a horder. At least not a visable one. Some of my closets are cram packed with junk, but once it spills out of hiding, I get rid of it.

Margaret said...

I have always moved around and learned to pack light so I was never really a hoarder but lately....books. I have them stashed in every available place. I just can't help myself!

Margaret(Literary Chanteuse)

Ally said...

I am the opposite of a hoarder I get rid of everything.

Nanette said...

I definitely hoard...everything! I blame my grandmother. She can't throw anything away. I'm working on it and getting better. One of my worst offenses is paperwork/junkmail. I have piles and boxes stashed that I need to go thru. I recently found a box with 20 year old credit card apps that I hadn't thrown out. It is mental illness I tell ya!!

Nan :)

Bridget O'Neill said...

I also have to say books. Besides spending time with my 3 year old daughter, which takes up most of my day :), my favorite thing to do is read!!! You are definitely not helping with my obsession, recommending good books all the time ;)

Leslie said...

I hate clutter, so I don't really hoard anything. I do have a bunch of unread books, but books are definitely NOT clutter :) LeslieGC

Lilian said...

Books. I CAN'T RESIST! Though I do tend to giveaway a book when I'm finished with it...because my TBR pile keeps getting higher and higher and if I didn't give books away, I wouldn't have space.

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox
lilianxchengATgmail.com

Kimmi said...

Clothes that I'll never fit into again - but hope springs eternal.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I hoard books & fabric!

Mom'sLove said...

I was hoarding books, blank journals, my daughter's art stuff.. Then I read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Changed my life. I got rid of of so much stuff...
Really looking forward to this book..
Amanda at
byacourt at gmail dot com.....

lucy872 said...

Books is one of my favorite things to have, but I also am a sucker for jewelery. I can't go into a clothing store and not buy a new pair of earrings, or bracelet to go with a new outfit...or any outfit that I already have. If I like the way it looks, I totally buy it.

Dawn in CA said...

I save pictures! Even the bad ones! I've got boxes upon boxes of photos from my childhood, my husband's family, and millions since my kids were born. It's a little better now that most photos are digital..but I even have a hard time deleting pics from my phone!

Krystal said...

I keep anything that I think I might need or use...someday. My husband gets so frustrated because I, "Don't get rid of ANYTHING!" However, it's not even close to being bad enough to be on an episode of Hoarders!
kndyer

Corgi Lover said...

Clothes and shoes

Books & Reviews said...

I don't hoard anything. I can' t stand clutter of any kind!

Bev V said...

I hoard books and yarn. I love to read and crochet. There, I said it.

Bev (shaggy552@gmail.com)

Betsy said...

I love pottery. The top of my kitchen cabinets is full, so I can't buy any more!

Jessica said...

I'm a hoarder of books too! I love them so much!

Thanks!
-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Carol5814 said...

Definitely books... And recipes.

TaraUB said...

I'm by no means at the hoarding level, but I have enough Pyrex that I really shouldn't buy anymore. I just love the vintage stuff.

ludy2288 said...

I have no problem going through my belongings every once in awhile & donating/throwing away stuff. I'd rather have other people enjoy my things than they sit around not being used.

Luvschocolate said...

Shoes and purses, expensive ones!

betsy_blixt said...

I've never really been a hoarder. But if I had to guess I would say fliers for all the concerts I go to. I started this 9 years ago and I have made it into a alternative to wallpaper. I use fabric background and hang all my fliers on my wall. But I CRAVE books! I want to be a book hoarder but I can't afford it so I just go to the library.

Sslinsky said...

Teacher resource books!

Anonymous said...

I don't hoard too much but I do have a ton of tapes VHS style that I can't seem to get rid of - even though I don't have a VCR to play them on!
RebeccaE

Kayo said...

Books, books and more books.. Obsession, I think!

Kristi said...

I'm a book hoarder too. I have 10 bookshelves that are double and triple stacked and about 4 years of Rachel Ray and Food TV magazines. I also have over 800 books on my Kindle. I keep buying more even though I have over 250+ to read still.

animal lover 42 said...

I love books, but I had to move to a smaller house, so I gave most away to a nursing home, hospital and library. Now I keep them on my kindle, nice and tidy.

Kelleyc said...

I can't stand clutter, so I could never be a hoarder. But books and pens are definitely things that I have a lot of, in a non-cluttery way!!

Kristen said...

Wallflowers. From Bath and Body works. I always think I need them, then come home and see I still have like 12 in my closet. :)

Kristen27

Margie said...

Just like you, I collect too many books. I also probably have too many plants.
Margie T

Shellybelly43066 said...

Not really hoarding, I like to think its just an obsession with perfume, I have about 30 bottles, I can't seem to settle on one signature scent

your invisible pixie said...

i think i hoard books and pictures. and ticket stubs.

Amy said...

I can't stop buying Cookbooks. It seems that as soon as I convince myself that I don't need so many and I get rid of some, the space is filled up with more I found that I couldn't live without. Seriously, I have a spreadsheet.

Tiffany Drew said...

Definitely a book hoarder. Even books I didn't really care for I can't seem to get rid of. I have a hard time lending them to people too because I know they won't take great care of them like I do. Help! lol

Lisamarie said...

Books is definitely one of my main hoarding issues! I think I passed this on to my daughter as well...she has boxes of books in her room. Scrapbook paper is a close second.

Marla W. said...

Mine is books and bookmarks - I can't resist either and they are all stacked and scattered throughout my house! In addition to physical books, I also tend to hoard ebooks - I just cannot stop downloading and/or purchasing books.

Nancye said...

I am a book hoarder too!! I have well over 1200 books! Oh my!!

nancyecdavis At bellsouth DOT net

Anonymous said...

Craft supplies. I am the queen of, " I think I can do something with that..."

Colbey J

Heather said...

Ok, I know this seems to be a popular answer, but I also tend to hoard books. I LOVE BOOKS and can't get enough. goweezie@aol.com

Jen said...

Yup, I too hoard books. I actually have a separate room in my house (aptly named the scary-hoarder room) that's packed with books. It's kind of scary...

-Jen
jenknee1976@hotmail.com

DaphneSFL said...

I'm not a hoarder. I can't stand clutter..it makes me nervous.

Leah B said...

Books - last time we moved my husband made me get read of 5 boxes ... and I can still fill our bookshelves!

equinn726 said...

I don't really hoard much of anything except for probably books and in the last few years, I've started to donate those out in an effort make room on my shelves for more!

robynn78 said...

According to my husband I hoard everything.. even though I most definitely don't.. it would have to be books, my to be read pile is about 40 books deep... and still getting more.. but as soon as the house gets going, i will be on site watching these construction guys & reading.

Mumma23qts said...

Pens!

Erin G said...

Like many, I am also a book hoarder. A used bookstore recently opened near us, and they feature by 3, get 1 free every day. I can't pass that deal up!

Anonymous said...

I hoard photographs. I can't seem to delete the bad ones because you can't recapture them.

-Donna W.

Kristin said...

I'm a book hoarder. I have books on shelves in my closet, on my nightstand, next to the night stand, in three different bookcases and a couple Rubbermaid tubs.

faithspage said...

BOOKS

Read Baby Read said...

I love, love, love books, but the Kindle has helped keep my marriage intact. My husband is not a fan of the book hoarding. :)

Terri said...

Stuff. I have a hard time throwing things away. I always figure it might come in handy.

Terri M.

GoGreen said...

Unfortunately, I do hoard things such as newspapers, etc.

Katie said...

I hoard books too. My husband hates it! He honestly has no clue as to how bad it is because half of my books are in storage.

Becki*** said...

Books - we have 3 bookcases full.

AND I have 3 wine boxes under bed, a 3 drawer tub AND about 150 of to be reads on my sewing machine.

LaVonne said...

I love bowls, I have a fettish for them and can hardly resist buying them. :)

bluestarbrite said...

Hmmm, I went through a phase where every time I walked into a book store, I left with not one, but multiple books. Books that I hadn't read were stacking up faster than ones that I had read. I've gotten that under control though. I would say that I hoard sentimental items, like notes/cards I have received, ticket stubs from concerts and movies, to some sort of reminder from special events like a themed toothpick or stirrer to even paper streamers from a concert.

Dolly said...

I'm an 'avid collector' of books, cat figures/paintings, and angel figures.

Christina said...

I'm not a hoarder...I don't collect anything and I am very good at donating or throwing things away that I no longer want or need. Maybe it's because my mom keeps EVERYTHING so I'm the opposite!

ChristinaL

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A Novel Review- Laura Kay said...

Add me to the book hoarder list :D I do try to go through them every few years and donate them to the library, but I'm finding this harder and harder to do every year.

Laura Kay