Reading Recap

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are well. Just stopping by with a couple of mini reviews for your reading enjoyment :)

Brain on Fire (my review)
I got this book from a book blogger exchange that I am part of. When another friend mentioned it was being made into a movie, I decided to give a try. I am glad I did. The book was a fascinating read and told from the perspective of someone actually going through a challenging time. I appreciated the information and the personal experience based on the story. I thought that book was well written and I appreciated reading it very much! 

From Goodreads:
An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.

When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened?

In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Cahalan tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen.

The Art of Racing in the Rain (new review)
This was a book that was recommended to me by another dog lover. I appreciated the story, even if it was terribly sad. The story is very unique in that it is told from the dog's perspective. Many times throughout the book I thought about what it must be like for our pets to make sense of the lives we live and what is going on. I appreciated that creative approach to this book. I would recommend this book for dog lovers, but not for the faint of heart.

From Goodreads:
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through.

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human only a dog could tell it.

Happy Reading!

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