Monday, March 10, 2008

Review for "A Promise of Hope"

I thought I would start this discussion with a book I thought was important and very well-written. The full title is A Promise of Hope: The Astonishing True Story of a Woman Afflicted With Bipolar Disorder and the Miraculous Treatment That Cured Her" and here is my short version of my review:
This book brings the reader inside the mind of a Bi-Polar Disorder patient in her own words. All the chaos, highs, lows, delusions, anger, and deep depression are felt in a way that could not ever be accurately described by anyone who has not lived the story. Autumn Stringam has lived the story. It is told with no holds barred in the still voice that is often seen in trauma victims describing what has happened to them. This is a real life, Autumn lived this life and tells the truth as it is, plain and simple, with suspense as to what will happen with the discovery, and the final outcome. Read it, you will be glad you did.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Welcome to R&B: Read & Blog

Welcome everyone with an interest in reading and discussing books. I do most of my reading at night, hence my nickname. My particular interest is Mysteries of almost all genres, but also read a great variety of books. My husband & I are retired, 67 years old and moved to Northern British Columbia from the Lower Mainland, where at this time we still have anywhere from 2-3 ft. of snow on the property as of March 9/08. Please try to keep related discussions somewhat together, so everyone knows what it is in answer to (if indeed it is in answer to), or just start a new topic. You can discuss whole books, parts of books, characters in books, authors, readers, as long as it somehow relates to books or reading (e-books and children's books are quite acceptable). I want this to be an enjoyable adventure. If you have found some good related sites, by all means please post them.
I do have a site I've used many times to learn about authors and series, particularly mystery & fantasy: Books-n-Bytes
I receive ARCs (Advanced Reading Copy) sometimes and review them. I will post the reviews on this blog as well. You are free to comment on the reviews as well as the books and don't forget to post any reviews you write.