It was nice to read about an English man and a Scottish woman also. I might even be tempted to continue on this series to see how the fam makes it home again or whatever it is they end up doing
Based on the fact I'll never reread-it's just a 3.
Each and everyone of us should live life by our own terms, and not by the terms of others. Realize it is immensely hard thing to live by your own terms because the society itself wants you to play by its rules and judges you immensely if you decide to be different and act differently. But the society isn't what should matter to us in life and what we should all be striving for, for it doesn't reflect our brightest future, our craziest dreams, our insane goals, and our endless potential, it reflects exactly what we shouldn't be and what we shouldn't be doing to ourselves and others, so rebellion from it to some extent seems the right answer for you and everybody else who is willing to follow your lead as you walk slowly towards your own life and towards your own terms, far away from the society trap that wants to keep you in chains of ignorance, arogance, narcissism, Ego, and inaction.
Book: I had this one already planned and in my hands as I needed to get it through my base library's ILL system. I will be reading A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. Pray for me....
I can say that I am definitely a veteran of the works by Nora Roberts/JD Robb. She was my gateway to romance and adult books. I first read NR's The MacGregor Brides when I borrowed it from the public library at age 12. I had already exhausted my library's Sweet Valley High and Babysitters' Club books and nothing really grabbed me. So the librarian, who knew me well as I was at the library every week, decided to hand me this book and the follow up, The MacGregor Grooms. I inhaled these books, reading them a few times all the way through by the time the due date arrived.
From there, I read (out of order) the rest of The MacGregor series (my favorite being Rebellion), then moved on to whatever was available at the library or the used book store (mostly her category romance). During my first deployment, I read River's End and Public Secrets, starting me on her romantic suspense. During my second deployment, I read the first of 47 In Death books. And here I am, 27 years later and still borrowing NR/JD Robb from the library, with a few books on my physical shelf.
I received this book for free through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers.
1968 was a fascinating year. This book was not.
I was really looking forward to reading this book because I wanted to learn more about this pivotal year in history. So many important events happened in that year and I was hoping to find some interesting insight into them. Unfortunately, the book left much to be desired.
The book consists of essays from different authors. None of the essays resonated with me. I kept waiting for one to really hit me, but it never happened. Even the ones about the topics I was especially interested in (ex. Kennedy assassination and Mexico City Olympics), didn’t leave much of an impression on me.
There were a few things I liked. One was that the last essay did provide a conclusion to the book. Sometimes with nonfiction books, there’s no wrap up at the end when I feel like there should be one. Luckily, this book did provide some closure.
I also liked the Nightly News segment at the beginning of each section. Those were one of the more interesting pieces to read.
Lastly, the parallels the book made comparing 1968 to 2018 were very interesting and thought provoking.
Overall, the book provides a good baseline to the events of 1968, but ultimately did not manage to do it in an engaging way.