Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach, Book Review

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach follows his bestselling Jonathan Livingston Seagull, which I loved. I can’t say the same thing about this book, and let’s get my bias out of the way, I detest books where you have a “sage” trying to show you your errant ways, directing you to the proper path. Or it could be my introverted self, speaking, getting annoyed at the notion of some well-meaning person forcing you to speak, when you do not want to. I love learning, and I am open to learn from others, but … [Read more...]

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller, Book Review

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller, Book Review When you open up The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller, there is a section called The Beginning, and as I was reading, I thought it was a true story, or a dramatization of a true story, but that is not the case. It is a work of fiction published in 1992, which achieved bestselling status, selling over 50 million copies. There are times when I wonder if something is wrong with me because you have these mega bestselling books, but when I read them, my reaction is ambivalent at best. I read The Bridges of … [Read more...]

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, Book Review

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, Book Review Katherine Paterson was inspired to write Bridge to Terabithia when her son’s close friend was killed by lightning. Published in 1977, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson is a children’s book about the friendship between Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke. Nine year old Leslie is an only child and 10 year old Jess is one of five children and the middle child. Jess is feeling neglected as the middle child and doing too many chores in the household because his two older sisters are skilled at getting out of performing chores and his two … [Read more...]