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 so wanted this to be one of the books that I will recommend for years to come, however, unfortunately it wasn't. I have been so impressed by Maya Angelou's achievements over the years that I had actually put off reading this until I had the time to dedicate to what must be her amazing story.
I stuck it out until the end but I found myself decidedly non-plused. I didn't love it, I wasn't impressed by the prose and to be brutally honest I barely liked it.
Her story is incredible but I don't feel that she imparted it with anything bordering the impressive writing technique I was expecting. I was bored in a good chunk of it if I'm telling the whole truth.
Time magazine called this one of the top 100 books of all time, but I couldn't even bring myself to tell someone to read it. It just didn't move me at all and I put it down feeling sad that it hadn't. I've heard and seen interviews with her over the years and come away highly impressed but I'm sorry - the caged bird stayed eerily quiet for me.
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.