Not long ago on a trip to a used book store I came across "High on Arrival." I had been waiting years to read it, ever since I saw it on Oprah over a decade ago. I know, I know but I was intrigued by the book. So I grabbed it up when I saw it sitting on that shelf.
I just finished reading “The Devil’s Labyrinth” by John Saul. It’s only taken me approximately two years to complete since life kept interrupting. Actually my return to school coupled with still attempting to make a living and COVID-19 causing a world wide shutdown interrupted my ability to read the book.
It’s rather unusual for me, it is set in Boston or rather a Catholic School in Boston for the majority of the book. Evil is found in the form of a priest proving things aren’t always what they seem to be. Instead of exorcism of evil he essentially placed evil into three students all in hopes of killing the current pope. His plan backfired but it brought an important lesson to light.
Shit happens Things are not always as they appear and trusting your instincts can go a long way to saving your life and those around you. A young boy lives with his widowed mother and doesn’t care for his mom’s new boyfriend. Turns out that even though his mom didn’t believe him the boy was right. In the end the truth came out, but in the real world it doesn’t always.
In the book a near tragedy made the woman realize that her son was right the entire time. What about in real life when you meet someone and think they are amazing only to discover that they are not what you thought? What happens when the one you trusted puts your life in danger? What about when you are the only one who sees evil until something disastrous happens?
There are no clear answers to these questions until you live it. Until then you can only do what you think is best. Good day, and good reading.
RISE AND GRIND: DAYMOND JOHN
I recently had the pleasure of reading Rise and Grind by Daymond John (Shark Tank, Fubu, etc). John took not only his experience and expertise to put this book together but he spent time with other rather successful people in order to paint a full picture and reinforce the fact that there is not merely one path to success. You have to make your own way sometimes.
I must admit I might be a bit bias in my opinions since I happen to find Daymond John amazingly attractive but that's a post for another day. Or perhaps another life since he is happily married with children.
Moving on I have to say that I got a lot out of reading this. It was somewhat of a surprise to me actually to realize that he did not promote one single path to success.
A few months ago I was given a copy of Marcy Browning’s “Better Days Are Coming” for review. I have finished it, and I am now ready to write the review. The following is not only my opinion of the book, but what I took from the book.
Marcy was living her life getting ready to go back to riding her bicycle and taking care of routine appointments when two words turned her world upside down. The next few years she would keep track of the disappointments and victories through various online methods of communication. Emails with friends, Facebook updates, comments on her updates, her CaringBridge journal and her blog were all used to chronicle her journey through breast cancer.
Her background as a healthcare professional gave her a perspective into her situation that few people experience. It also means that as emotional as she was at times she still possessed the ability to look at her situation rationally, and even have the day to day anxiety over finances.
June 28th, 2018
The list is growing of things that I want to read so I moved it to it's own page. I have physical books and kindle books to read so I should be able to occupy my time easily during visits to therapist and doctors.
$50 Grocery Challenge: Eating Healthy without being Wealthy by Marianne Giullian
His Name Is Joe by Mimi Mathis
I had the pleasure of reading Mimi Mathis' His Name Is Joe this morning. It's a children's book with a subtle message that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I had the pleasure of indulging in the reading of some poetry. The Regret of a Flower by Gail Thornton was a rather amazing read.
Killing Us Softly
Killing Us Softly: Becoming the Surviving Spouse of Cancer by Red Dwyer is something that I recently had the pleasure of reading.
Red takes you through the first hand journey of becoming the surviving spouse when cancer hit family. She takes you through the diagnosis and the aftermath of losing a spouse while raising small children.
All books were either purchased by me, or gifted to me. All reviews are my own opinion. Books are linked to where purchases can be made, I am not liable for any damages incurred by clinking the links to go to the sites.