I have a lot of time to read so I figured why not pass on my reviews on novels, non fiction and travel books and apps. I hope it helps you find something to calm your day like reading does for me.
I read to relax.
I'm not someone who tries to impress other people with what I've read. I read to get lost in the story and to enjoy the experience, While I love to try and keep up with world events, as I get older I find I'm not as good as reading non fiction as I used to be. It upsets me and stays with me for days so I really have to force myself to move into the non-fiction realm with my reading. I tend to read three fiction and then make myself read a non fiction.
This book has been in my library for about a year (maybe more) and I finally read it this month. OMG - one of the best books I've ever read. Poverty the world over is an ongoing challenge however not many of us realise the extent to which this occurs within western society. This book follows both families and land lords in big city America and while you do sometimes feel yourself screaming with frustration, you also come away seeing how indoctrinated this part of society becomes with their lot in life. It's told as stories which gives so much power to the messages, and because of this you can't take sides. It's what people feel, its what they believe and by the end of the book you may not agree but you understand their position.
NB: About 2/3 of the way through, it feels like its finished and that he is going to go into references and statistics in the next section. DO NOT STOP READING! He then tells you his story of living in this poverty cycle for a year to get the stories for the book. Keep reading - you won't regret it.
I really love reading, however I read to escape mostly & while I did read Che Guevera's diaries (I was in Cuba at the time) most of my reading is lightweight and fast paced.