Summer Reading Time Is Coming To An End; Last Minute Books To Grab
I love to read, my problem is I read 3 pages and fall asleep, even if my book is good. I stick it out though, takes me a little longer but I get through them. I mentioned a couple of days ago I wanted to read The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I've found a few others that are on the New York Times Best Sellers list right now. Fiction, Non-fiction, Political, Children's; there's a little time left before those hectic back-to-school schedules start.
The Help, which is actually at the theaters now if you wanna take the easy way out, is getting high praise from readers and critics alike. Taking place in the 60's in Mississippi, a young white girl decides she wants to write a book about the "maids" or "the help" from their point of view. She is not a racist but sees her friends and how they mistreat their help, the same help that raises their children. They discuss the mistreatment, abuse, injustice and the degrading they put up with from their white bosses. The book is published and all secrets are out, heads roll and so does the humor. Written by Kathryn Stockett
This is an autobiography from Jaycee Lee Dugard, a girl who was taken from her home and held captive for 18 years before she found her way out.
For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim. I survived. A Stolen Life is my story—in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it.
This book is by James Patterson, yes, the same one that writes all those great crime novels. However, this one is for kids. Rafe, the main character, is entering middle school and along with help from his best friend decides to break every school rule and code. Each code or rule he breaks he is awarded points for, but then it all starts to catch up with him and he has to decide if winning the points is what matters or does he own up and face the rules and consequences. This book is suggested reading for grades 3-7.
Heaven Is For Real was written by Todd Burpo and is a true story of a 4 year old boy who goes in for surgery and ends up visiting heaven when he falls unconscious. The boy survives and tells stories of seeing his dad praying in the waiting room and even the doctors operating on him. He shares with his family things he could know nothing about had he not really visited heaven. I have this book downloaded on my Kindle but have not gotten to it just yet. I'm told it is an amazing story and I can't wait to finish my current book so I can get to this one.
Ghost Story is a work of fiction by Jim Butcher. This is part of a series, it's number 13 in the Dresden Files. This has to do with magic and spirits. Detective Harry Dresden has been assassinated and has friends in trouble. He needs to help them and save his own soul but he has to do it without the magic. This is a highly awaited next step in the Dresden series.