Forgiving Maximo Rothman
This is a great read, that blends the past and present beautifully! There is attention the details of the historical portion of the story, but there are also compelling characters weaved into the plot. It is an engaging and original read. 4 stars.
The Girl with a Clock for a Heart
When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida. She and George became inseparable in their first fall semester, so George was devastated when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break. But, as he stood in the living room of the girl's grieving parents, he realized the girl in the photo on their mantelpiece - the one who had committed suicide - was not his girlfriend. Later, he discovered the true identity of the girl he had loved - and of the things she may have done to escape her past.
Now, twenty years later, she's back, and she's telling George that he's the only one who can help her...
This was an interesting book with some great elements. The book ended in a way that I was not expecting and I feel that may have caused it to become a 3 star read. I am actually not really sure what else to say. I think that you will find yourself engaged enough to finish, but the ending may fall flat. 3 stars
The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life
The art of letting go, Dr. Judith Orloff explains, is the secret key to manifesting power and success in all areas of life, including work, relationships, sexuality, radiant aging, and health and healing. In our superconnected world where emails and text messages constantly interrupt us, it’s easier to let go than you think. Once embraced, surrendering removes roadblocks and the exhaustion that comes from “trying too hard”—and it helps you achieve goals more effortlessly and brings ongoing happiness.
With her stunning gift for storytelling coupled with her unique, results-oriented approach to physical, emotional, and spiritual health—marrying neuroscience, psychiatry, intuitive medicine, energy techniques, and more—Judith provides a powerful, practical, and accessible map for anyone who is longing to be happier but who feels stuck, burned-out, tense, worried, or afraid to let go.
I feel that I am always trying to become a better person and live a more satisfying life...not by acquiring more possessions, but by being a happier person. I never pass up a chance to read a book that will help me accomplish that goal. This book is jam packed with so much great information to help you let go and empower yourself to be a better and happier person. It is not only about how to help make yourself better, but to learn to deal with others in a more productive way. This is a book I will continue to read and refer to on a regular basis. It is an AMAZING book and I give it 4.5 stars.
Ten days after the Mexican presidential election, 23 bodies were found beheaded on the US border, each carved by Chuparosa. Near New York, Rockaway has a mass murder. There is more to this threat than meets the eye — and justice is not always blind.
Dang, I really loved this book. I was pulled into the mystery and intrigue immediately. It was a wild ride and the writing was so clean and flowed great. I would be reading and then realize that I was blasting through the book. That, to me, is a sign of a great book...when time and pages fly by. There were so many elements that I did not see coming. It really was great! 4.5 stars!