Love, love, loved this book. It was so interesting and eye opening. It’s all about how scandanavian countries put a premium on getting their kids outside versus how we do things here in America. There was a lot of data to back up what was said.
I try and get my kids outside daily but this really showed me that I could do more and how used to being comfortable I am.
I also love that the author gives a book reccomendation at the end of every chapter and I plan on working my way through those.
I didnt find it dry or tedious to read, i enjoyed picking it up each night.
I enjoyed this book overall. It has its dry moments and as someone who is a SLOW runner it sometimes sucks to read about someone who can just up and decide to run ultramarathons and finishes near the top of the races hahahaha.
But it was a good read and does help with some motivation for training. I don’t think I’ll ever read it again, like I said it was kind of dry but I would recommend it if you like reading about running stories like I do.
My husband makes fun of me for reading books like this, he says just go run, you dont need to read about it.
I know I am SUPER late jumping on this bandwagon but I finally read the book (the movie is in my Netflix queue).
This was NOTHING like what I thought it was going to be, I had an idea about the book from whisperings from other people and the movie posters and stuff but it was nothing like I thought it was going to be at all.
I didn’t think it was an incredibly fast-paced book but I was still enthralled with it. It is a longer book and well written. I actually really enjoyed it. I started to read the 2nd book right away but had to stop because I was getting board with the characters, also because it doesn’t really pick up where it left off which bugged me; eventually I will pick it back up and we’ll discuss it then.
If you haven’t read it I recommend reading it, I would say this is a middle of the road book, it’s not fun smut or chick-lit but its not super intense classics like book. You want to pay attention but you can walk away and come back to it pretty easily.
Holy wow I thought this was an amazing book. I knew a little about FLDS and of course we’ve all heard of things like Waco and Warren Jeffs butt to hear a first hand account is so intense.
I have also wondered how people let themselves get into situations like this so it was good to read one and realize that most are born into it and that the adults who did choose it, usually chose something very different in the beginning then it ended up slowly becoming something different.
It is devastating to learn how trapped these people are and how few if any lifelines there are for them to escape and yes escape is a true description, you cannot just walk away.
Overall just an amazing read, I highly encourage this read no matter what you believe in, it is very interesting.
*Just because I said I didn’t know much about FLDS does not mean I think all FLDS people or communities are like this. If CONSENTING ADULTS want to be polygamists more power to them. I just found this to be interesting and informative about one person’s journey.
Oh man, just like the last book, Lilac Girls, this was sometimes very intense but so good. I only knew the vaguest things about North Korea and now I feel like I know so much more. I always wondered how dictators got away with things and now I know a little better. They keep their people ignorant.
The struggles that she and her family went through are amazing. The strength and courage all the defectors show is amazing. I found this to be a thoroughly interesting story.
I had seen this book a few times and of course the word andromeda is used in a lot of science fiction so i have heard it a lot. The book was definitely not what I thought it was going to be, I was expecting a thriller and fast paced I did not find it. I wasn’t bored, it is a short book after all, but it didn’t grip me.
It is an easy book to get through but not necessarily one I would recommend, not because it was bad but because there are so many books I have enjoyed more that I would recommend to someone.
This was a cute book but I don’t feel the need to read anymore in the series. The book served it’s purpose and I enjoyed listening to it but it wasn’t my favorite. But it is a fun simple read for working out or on the beach.