I had seen this movie about a year ago. It popped up as available from the library, so I decided to read it, since I knew it was going to be a short read. It followed the movie almost exactly.
It was very good, and it happened to be timely because of all the mask wearing and hand cleaning that’s going on right now. It explained why 6 feet apart is a good thing, but the book was actually about cystic fibrosis patients.
I would recommend the book, but it does get heavy in some parts. I do think the ending was a little far fetched, but it did the same in the movie.
I am used to authors asking me to review their books. I am usually honored to be asked. Lately, I have been warning the authors and publishers that I am behind and while I’m willing to read the books, I’m probably not getting to it for a while. Most of the time, they send me a copy of the book anyway. I am honest. It’s really going to be a while before I get them read and reviewed. A few I’ve read and rated but haven’t reviewed yet. Full disclosure up front.
Today I got a message from an author, asking for a review. I gave her my usual response. Sure. I’ll read it, but I have several months of books to finish before I can get to it. She said ok and sent me a link to her book. “It’s on Kindle Unlimited.” Well, that’s new. No problem, though, since I have a Kindle Unlimited subscription, but they are usually emailed or mailed to me.
The funny part, though, is the book’s topic – Procrastination. Yea yea. I’ll get to it.
Because this book showed up on the PBS Great American Read list, I wanted to read it for a while. It popped up for bookclub, so I made an effort to read it. I didn’t manage to get it read in time for bookclub, but I had read enough to know that I wanted to finish it.
I enjoyed this book a lot. It was just longer than I thought it was. The book never dragged. It was a great story and brought up some difficult topics that made me think.
I recommend the book, but it’s not a book that is meant to be read in one sitting. It requires time to digest the thoughts in the book. Read a little, put it down, and think about what its meaning is.
The book also showed up on the 100 books to read by ages list. I do think that the age of 26 was a little young for the recommended age of this book. There’s quite a bit that might be missed by a younger person who hasn’t been through some of the situations yet.
The story was great, in theory. It’s about turning off devices before bed. It starts out with an author’s note, explaining why. That part was fine. Unfortunately, a lot of the reasons why are repeated in the story, so it doesn’t flow as nicely as it should.
I enjoyed this book. I knew going in that it was going to be a difficult subject, but I had no idea! I am very unfamiliar with Canadian history, so I found myself looking things up as I went along. One of the benefits of historical fiction is that the facts are researchable.
I didn’t know, up until the very end, where the story was taking the reader. It was torture, but it got me to the point where I couldn’t put the book down. It was definitely worth reading.
I recently discovered the author of this book by her videos on Facebook. She is funny and I truly enjoy watching her. When I discovered that she’d written a book, I just had to read it!
The book was humorous, but touched on some rather difficult parts in her life. I am very glad that she wrote the book. I know several people who would be helped by hearing her story. It stopped abruptly with the birth of her son. I hope she writes a second book about parenthood. Her videos about it are funny, and I can only imagine that the stuff that comes with raising children would be just as humorous.
This was kind of a heavy story. I wasn’t going to read it since the bookclub meeting for it was cancelled. It arrived from the library when I didn’t have other holds coming in, so I decided to read it anyway.
The first half of the story was on the slow side, but was enjoyable. Halfway through the book, the entire feeling of the book changed. It became an adventure that I wasn’t expecting. Many parts of it were stressful, but I needed to know what happened, so I finished it. I am glad I did.
I wasn’t thrilled with the way it ended, but I was kind of expecting it to end that way.
I don’t know that I would pick up other books by this author, although she wrote beautifully. It just wasn’t my usual genre.