Just shy of a month away from my 40th Birthday,
Now for the first time in my life I need to wear reading glasses.
I have been told what I have is very common. Basically I am far sighted-which means if somethings far away I can see it fine. But if I choose to read a book-I suddenly need to hold it at least an arms length away or all the words are blurry.
The reason, I choose to blog about this is I have received three different promotional books since Feb courtesy of Good Reads. com and the participating Authors. As a fellow Author, I really respect getting a book for free but what’s more is I do highly intend to give these authors an objective yet fair review. I am deeply sorry it is taking me so long to get back to them. I only picked up these new specs on Weds 4/23/14-basically yesterday.
These are the books I am trying to read A/S/A/P.
1.”Manana Starts Today, Affirmations to Jump start Your Heart, Mind, and Soul.” by Sandra Elaine Scott. Her book may take the longest as I am trying to read just one affirmation per day-currently I am on page 43 but there are 111 pages. I’m sure I could try to plow straight through it but that does not seem how the Author intends it to be read. To be fair I would rather read one excerpt a day and ponder its deeper meaning. So far however, I am very impressed with this book and finding it very enjoyable.
2.”The God of my Art.” by Sarah Lane. This is a fictional novel. I am trying to give it as much attention as possible.I am on page 97 of 212 pages. It seems to be an interesting coming of age tale. I look forward to finishing and writing a review. Especially as a former college Fine Arts painting student there is much I can relate to so far on many levels.
3. “Animal Madness How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery help us to Understand Ourselves.” by Laurel Braitman. This is an early advanced edition I won from the publisher. Its not set to be released until June 10, 2014. I am on page 38 and there are 362 pages. It is a very fascinating book so far, although in some spots it is technical enough to remind me of Graduate school and the many textbooks I had to read. Therefore it may took me slower to read than what I prefer just to make sure I understand the depth of what she is saying.
Being somebody with bipolar disorder, my attention span is not always as broad or long lasting as I would prefer. This is my own personal defect-not anything to do with the Authors of these wonderful books!