I do not read non-fiction. And the few that I have tried haven't succeeded in gravitating me toward this genre. I had heard a lot about Tara Westover 's memoir, Educated. It was appearing in every significant book recommendation and book lists, Bill Gates's, Obama's, NY Times and many other credible ones. However, the skeptic in me stayed away from this one.
But I guess the universe wanted me to read this. The book came to me. And, I haven't been more glad to be proved wrong. 'Educated' is an eye-opener, a shocker, and an intriguing, unputdownable, account of a girl's life who dared with all her grit to challenge her family, her upbringing, and the thought process that had formed the foundation of her existence.
I went through a myriad of emotions while reading this book. It shocked me, scared me, irritated me, angered me. But most of all, it made me think. Really THINK. And also, it made me feel good about the fact that I READ; that I have been blessed with this thirst to read and to know. I am humbled by this newfound appreciation for books and for my life.
Home from work for the day & quick read while I have a cuppa then got to get on with college work.
Haven't been terribly active lately cause of the sheer mountain of work I have had since I started college, OU and the apprenticeship that should have been complete before August 😅 it will be complete before the end of Jan at least though 😇
I am reading 'The Undead. The First Seven Days' by RR Haywood just now, cost me nothing cause I have prime!! I've read so much more since I found out about prime reading, since I got the app on my phone in august, I beat my goal of 8 books in 2018 & have finished 16 now! Three of those since getting my paperwhite around my birthday
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This is the first book by James Rubart that I read and isn't from the genres that I usually read. However, it is a combination of fiction with elements of nonfiction that I normally prefer reading.
It is a time-travel story that was slightly confusing, making me wonder how everything occurring in the story was possible. The story was interesting and insightful, full of intrigue and wisdom making it a delight to read.
I liked the premise of the story, how a man, Brock reads a book about lucid dreaming and acquires the ability to travel through this dreams in the past. These changes affect his current life. Some of the changes are good and what he desired whereas others are frightening and wreck his life apart.
I was amazed by Brock's transformation from the lessons he learned after each dream. I was inspired by Brock ability to deal with circumstances from his actions even though he and the events in his life changed during his dreams.
This book is highly recommended. It is challenging and motivating.
I really wanted to love this book... but it just didn’t hit home for me. Friends to lovers and second chance romance are always a hit for me but this one was bland. Something was missing and I can’t really put my finger on it. Penelope Ward has a great writing style. She writes some of the best angsty story lines but this one was just meh... I enjoyed the beginning, the back and forth between past and present, and I was happy with the end. But everything in between was just vanilla. Now the cover was anything but vanilla 😍 #readingbringsustogether#bookclub#kindlereads#readersofinstagram ##secondchanceromance#bookshelf