Welcome to the land of dark and twisty. I have several friends that are fans of this genre but if you aren't, here is where you need to start. This book quite literally grabbed me in the first ten pages, and I was unable to put it down for the two days that it took me to read it.Read More
This is one of those books that hit really hard at the beginning but has a bit of a lull for about 20 pages. Being the type of reader I am, I find it hard to power through those lull moments that almost every book has. However, if you can, grab a copy of this book because it is for sure a home run. I don't typically read memoirs but this one may be the one that changes that. There are times when I literally feel like I am one wrong move away from a mental breakdown. I think any mother, career oriented individual, stressed out college student, or just someone like me who happens to be gifted with a propensity to fall into the abyss sometimes can benefit from reading that there are moments when things hit us in ways we don't expect and when you think you have it all together, the truth is, sometimes you don't. There have been a couple of times in my life that I felt as though I had everything handled and balanced and I had the stressful things in life in as much of an order as they could be, and then suddenly I feel this heaviness in my chest. What the hell is that? I must have pulled a muscle while sitting, having coffee, and typing (insert eye roll). I don't feel stressed! I have everything I am currently doing, planning to do, and definitely, must get done today in all of the proper compartments of my brain, and labeled accordingly by the level of importance, yet here we are with this feeling of impending doom and I have no idea why. Over time I have realized that sometimes all it takes is that final drop into one of those compartments of the brain and all of the wires start to spark and smoke. It's most definitely not a sign of weakness, and over time I have learned that everyone's plateau is different. Some people can power through copious amounts of "life" and never skip a beat, while others experience a breaking of the levy much sooner and without warning. It's nice to read a book that talks about someone's personal experience from beginning to end and is an eye opening look into the life of someone with a broken spirit, sparking wires, and confused heart who finds her way back with the help of those around her.
This section of my website is where you will find what book I'm currently reading or one that I am just starting. When I decided to add this section, I initially thought that I would only make posts after completing a book and then post about titles that were good reads (in my opinion), but then I realized that every book I pick out isn't going to be great, and I may as well give you the good, bad, and ugly. I am also going to share books that I have read in the last little while that I thought were amazing because I don't want anyone to miss out. Today I am going to start with Brain on Fire -My Month of Madness- by Susannah Cahalan. This book is a memoir about author and investigative reporter Susannah Cahalan. That is all I'm going to share for now. Stay tuned