Plot: Encounter the glories of Heaven, the terrors of hell, and the stunning reality of the unseen world!
When Jim Woodford died, he spent eleven hours in Heaven. When he came back, he was changed forever.
A successful airline pilot and businessman, Jim had it all—a loving family, substantial wealth, and all of the good things that come with it. ( read more here )
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I wish I could write about my place of birth as warmly as the author of this book. Reading such warm words melted my heart and at the same time it saddened me because my house (home) was not as welcoming growing up.
It is amazing seeing how a person can become so passionate about something and transform that passion in his life job. More amazing is how a life can change completely when death is close.
Plot: A forbidden romance.
A deadly plague.
Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .
CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen… ( read more here )
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Fairy Tales are what made me love books. Even before going to school I devoured the Brothers Grimm’s book and of course Cinderella was one of my favorites. When I started to see this book all over my news feed I didn’t know that it’s a fairy tale retelling.
I received all the books in The Lunar Chronicles for my birthday so I was excited to start reading them. The beginning was a bit rough for me. I was not able to connect or concentrate and it was so strange to imagine Cinder with robotic parts…it was just not making sense. There are definitely parts that are quite the same as the original story which is probably what made me continue.
Being an adult is not always easy. I don’t know about you but when I reached my adulthood I was so lost and I had no idea where to turn or what to do with my life. Apparently we are supposed to be prepared somehow, probably by our parents, for what it is to come after we turn 18 years old. We should know by then what we want to do in life, which path to follow and most importantly we should have an idea of who we are.
I didn’t. None of the above. I was as lost as I could be. I am not blaming my parents for it. Maybe they didn’t know how to help me or maybe they just didn’t know they have to. Maybe they were too busy following a path of their own. I don’t know. Maybe I should blame them. But I don’t. What I did instead it was just moving along in life-like I had an idea of what I was doing. I was simply living because I didn’t know what else to do. I thought I wanted to go to university and be a psychologist but I didn’t go. Instead I went and study something that I hated and was really bad at it but guess what…I never finished my studies. Later, in my thirties, I went back to school and I have a diploma now, but it’s not like I feel more fulfilled because of it.