So I guess the only way to explain this is that I was hit hard by the reading bug this week and in exactly 6 days I read 3 books, one of which I read in one day! And I am gonna start by talking about PUSH by Sapphire…. this book may be more familiar to you by the name Precious the new movie by Oprah coming out which also stars Mariah Carey. After seeing the preview I went out and got the book and while it is not a thick book but it is a griping one. I read this in two days and was so engulfed into Precious Jone’s life it was hard to put down. Let me say that I enjoyed this book but I am weary to recommend it due to the hard graphic content, I would not want anyone to get this on my behalf and then be shocked by the language and sexual content. So go into this knowing that, but to be honest this is a story about a terribly abused girl who feels like no one loves her but who then tries to transform her life into something better. I will definitely see this movie and I am sure the movie will be touching. Oh! One more thing the book is written as if Precious herself was writing so it is filled with mis-spellings and broken English which takes a bit to get use to. Moving on……….
Wesley the Owl by Stacey O’ Brien… oh Wesley how I love you so…. This is a memoir of a biologist who adopts an injured barn owl, raises and loves him for 19 years. This book was sweet, funny, touching and taught me so so much about Owls and the absolutely magnificent creatures that they are. After reading this there is no way you can finish without having some new found respect for this creature! This is a lovely swift read that will touch you in the end and yes I shed a tear or two at the end and not because it was necessarily sad but so touching. I just love it when a writer really highlights how wonderful any animal is and how their lives have so much meaning. You should really read this book! I told ya so!
And lastly The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, I read this cover to cover in 5 hours and loved every bit of this. This book is so unique that it is told thru the dog (Enzo) and his perspective on love, life and family. The author did such a wonderful job that I swear this is exactly what my dogs would say if I was able to hear them. You may even think twice about how you raise your own pet after reading this. This book was also touching and I cried more than a tear or two at the end as once again an author touches on how a pet can touch our lives and how we can touch theirs. I highly recommend this book and this would be a great Christmas present for any male or female who is a dog lover!