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Friday, July 12, 2019

Between Trips

Ready, Set, Read!

I don't know why or where it came from but I have been reading so much for the past month or two. I've always loved to read and I have a decent collection going, but recently I bought 4 or 5 new books and had a few given to me as well. So, I thought I might tell y'all a bit about them since I don't have any new trips planned at the moment. (I MIGHT visit my bestie in South Carolina tho... we'll see how it goes.)

Quick Life Update: My stepdad is doing well. Still recovering and constantly going to follow up appointments. Jorge left to AT for the month. This will be our longest stretch of time without seeing each other but I'm not really worried about it. I'll miss him for sure but a month goes by pretty quick:) Since he left, I jam packed my to-do list: repainting my car so I can trade it in, reading, writing for the blog, running, cooking healthier meals, binge watching Friends and making plans with old friends I haven't seen in awhile. Anyway, I want to keep this post short so I'll get to the books!


Nightflyers by George R. R. Martin

A group of scientist bored a spacecraft in search for a godlike being. One by one they mysteriously start dying. Will they find the answers they're looking for?

This story was a lot of fun to read. There was mystery, action, and super human abilities. Great read for all the Syfy fans out there. The extra short stories were a huge plus. Martin explains in his blog post that "A Song for Lya" and "Seven Times Never Kill a Man" are part of the same, Thousand Worlds, universe as Nightflyers. Then he experiments with other science fiction and future dystopia stories and describes the bundle as "a real grab bag collection". I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to fill up some free time.





Free Will by Sam Harris


"In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this truth about the human mind does not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom, but it can and should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life." https://samharris.org/books/free-will/

I have a lot of respect for Sam Harris. Free Will was a quick read with only about 70 pages but he gets right to the point. He backed up ideas with easy to follow examples and included opinions from other authors. I don't know much about cognitive science but in this short book Harris explains quiet a bit. It was very eye opening and made me step back and think a couple of times.


  

  

 At First Sight Nicholas Sparks

"But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, a mysterious and disturbing e-mail sets off a chain of events that will change the course of this young couple’s relationship. How well do we really know the ones we love? How do we handle the inevitable doubts, fears concerning parenthood, and stumbling blocks that are sometimes placed in our way? Continuing the story of the young couple introduced in Sparks’s bestselling True Believer, this novel captures all the heartbreak, tension, romance and surprises of those who are newly wed." - https://nicholassparks.com/stories/at-first-sight/

Taking a big shift in genre here, At First Sight, was a whirlwind of emotions. I actually read this one next to get my head out of the spin that Free Will put it in. All of Sparks books seem to start off slow but he likes to give the characters a lot of background. I was expecting all romance but it was focused more on life. The ups, downs, big moments like weddings and buying a house. I also learned that not all of his books have happy endings! Sorry if that's a spoiler.. 






See Me By Nicholas Sparks


As a series of threatening incidents wreaks chaos in Maria's life, Maria and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways.  Will demons from their past destroy the tenuous relationship they've begun to build, or will their love protect them, even in the darkest hour? - https://nicholassparks.com/stories/see-me/

I personally prefer this story over the previous. It had more action and maybe a little more character depth. MMA, crime scenes, family, I mean this book had it all. It still took about half the book to really pick up but once it did, it never stopped. I would even recommend this one to any mystery lovers or puzzle solvers out there. :)









The next book I'm reading is Wild Cards l  by Gearge R. R. Martin. 😄

Well that's all for now. Thank you for tuning in!

Love always,

Bekah💖

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