Sunday, January 23, 2011

Book Review

Left Neglected- Lisa Genova

From the author who wrote Still Alice comes another great book, Left Neglected.  Sarah is hardworking at her job, and also at home as a devoted mother and wife.  Always on the go, one phone call changed the lives of many people.  Taking her eyes off the road for a split second to make a call on her cell phone, Sarah is Left Neglected.  Left Neglected is the term meaning that people who have this are unable to comprehend and use anything that concerns the left side of the brain.This is a very tramautic injury to the brain and could have been prevented.  As the days and nights grow longer, Sarah slowly starts to recover.  As she recovers, Sarah re-evaluates what is important to her.  This book is a reminder that life can change in the matter of seconds.  You will find yourself crying, laughing, and rooting for Sarah as she slowly begins her life again. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Book Review

Not without hope- Nick Schulyer

This is by far a five star plus book.  A true story about four NFL players stranded at sea after a fishing boat flipped during a bad storm.  Stranded in ice cold salt water with no food and no water. High waves end up drifting these men further and further away from any type of civilization.  All they have is hope and each other.  This is a story about strength, courage, and survival.  This story will break your heart as you read what they went through.  Nick, the only survivor describes in amazing detail what they were going through.  You can feel how cold the water is and you can feel yourself on the waves.
This goes to show you that you have only one life to live and it can end without warning. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Review-If you lived here, you'd be home by now-LaZebnik

An upbeat fun story about love, regrets, and starting over.  The main character, Rickie is a fun fear-less, does not care what other people think type of person.  Rickie is a single mom, raising her only son Noah while living in her parent's home.  Rickie's mom does not approve of how she lives and dresses and acts but she does not care- she is who she is and if you do not like it then scram. Her main focus is Noah, and giving him the best life possible.  Both are complete outcasts and do not fit in, but that does not stop them from living to the fullest.  
New loves, old loves, and finding out what true love really is. This book has got it all. 

4 stars.