For some reason it’s SUPER quiet. Oh yeah, the chicakadees are off camping with a ton of girls for the next few days. I’m hoping they’re having an excellent time. I on the other hand am doing laundry after pulling myself away from my latest “DIY-Crashers” shows. I cannot watch only one episode, seriously. It’s BINGING at it’s worst. No kidding. Crashers! Check out the link.
Now that I forced myself away from the television I can blog! I was reviewing what I wrote last time and realized that I never published my Man of Steel post. It was just hanging in the draft box. So I just stuck it out there for your viewing pleasure despite that it’s out of chronological order. The OCD part of me doesn’t like the disorder, but I’ll get over it.
On to the books. I finished both of the books I talked about a few days ago.
The Innocent was good. I have to say it is a bit unsettling in a few spots because one of the characters is/has been involved in the exotic dancing scene. Not my favorite subject for sure. The chapters in the book that included descriptions about this material were not graphic, but still could prove to be uncomfortable to read for some. It’s just a scary, sad lifestyle that was important to the plot. If you don’t want to wade through that, I wouldn’t read this book. I plan to check out another one of Coben’s books soon to see if his style is the same and if he always writes about uncomfotable themes. I’ll get back to you on that. I did really like the main character – Matt Hunter. Coben had me routing for him from the get go.
Gifted Hands was, as I mentioned before, inspiring. I’m still mystified that hemispherectomies work. I highly recommend this book to anyone. Dr. Carson has written other books. I believe this was his first. It covered his childhood through then 1990s? It was published in 2005.
Dr. Carson is an excellent example of believing in yourself, living up to your potential, and humbly acknowledging God’s support and guidance. I have no doubt that this man is living up to his potential. None. I believe that many people, including myself, tend to be burdened by our disappointments, mistakes, and negative energy in general. We too often doubt our value. We too often get in our own way.
Gifted Hands has made quite an impression on me. I am pondering my talents, experiences, and relationships because of it. I plan to hang on to these feelings to affect positive change – where needed – in my life. And to support the positive things that I’m already about. Excellent book. It’s about 240 pages, but allow yourself time to ponder as you read. Don’t zip through it like a novel. You’ll be glad you didn’t.