I really liked the book, the problem is that it was an audiobook it at some point I lost track of where I was and who with who because it was audio and I had to restart it. I think that if I had read it rather than listen to it probably would've given it a higher rating. At the same time the narrator is really good and I do want to finish the series.
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron (Read 4/30/17 – 5/17/17) – 3 Star
This is another Buddhist teachings based book, about how to find happiness and peace when suffering from our current lives situation. This had some passages that spoke deeply to me, that I used as a jumping off point for some posts on my other blog. She doesn’t speak to me as deeply as Thich Nhat Hahn does, but I still found plenty of insight in the message she was telling.
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (Listened 5/26/17 -5/28/17) – 0 Stars
This was an audiobook the kids and I listened to on a road trip. It was light and fun, and it really kept my son’s attention. We had seen the movie, but as usual the book made far more sense and explained what was happening way better than the movie did.
It was a fun light read that has a puzzle solving aspect that I enjoyed, it is aimed at younger readers, but was still a lot of fun.The Tale of Despereaux but we didn’t listen to on the trip, so I listened to it while doing chores.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Read 8/24/17) – 4 Star
This was nice light read about WWII and thwarting the Nazi’s. I enjoyed it, WWII escape/survivor stories are a genre I really enjoy. The stories that encompass the human resilience gives me hope. The lengths some ordinary people went to, to help the Jews and other persecuted ones, amazes me and fills me with hope for humanity. We are not all as selfish as we appear, or at least we are capable of not being so.
The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol (Read 8/27/17 – 9/1/17) – 3 Star
This reminded me a lot of the Orphan Train, felt like almost the same story just I a different setting in fact. I feel like if I hadn’t read orphan train, I would have enjoyed this much more. But it felt like a re-read instead of a new read.