Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Hooray! This is my first completed book challenge!
My theme was "getting back in the game". I liked reading about one theme for a while because I feel like I actually learned something about it. Caribousmom, thanks for the great opportunity! I wouldn't change a thing.
My final book list and what I learned from each:
Eat, Love, Pray by Elizabeth Gilbert - Don't lose your balance, work through things body, soul, and spirit. Allow God to heal your pain.
Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach - Just get back in there and consider the ups and downs part of the adventure.
Chosen by a Horse by Susan Richards - Make connections and allow them to help you heal.
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion - Getting back in the game has its own rules (For example, "the vortex" is unavoidable), and you're not the first or last to go through it (Allow yourselft to heal. Despite how it feels, you will.)
The book I enjoyed the most was Chosen by a Horse. It caught me off guard because I just didn't expect to get taken in by the plot, but I was captivated from the beginning.