Monday, October 4, 2010
I found this in an email a friend sent me and thought it would be perfect to share
for Blue Monday at Smiling Sallys Blog. Can't wait to see what all the other bloggers share.
Also I participate in Sheila's..It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? meme at
One Person's Journey through a world of books.
This week I am starting a book that we are reading for our library book discussion.
Not my typical type of read but that is how I find out a lot more about other genres.
So this week is a nonfiction pick.
Crashing Through by Robert Kurson author of The Shadow Divers.
From Publishers Weekly
Christopher Evan Welch brings a tone of boyish wonder to the reading of Kurson's biography of Mike May, a highly successful entrepreneur, athlete, husband and father who undergoes experimental surgery to regain the vision that he lost in a chemical explosion at age three. When May chooses to pursue the risky procedure, he rejects the notion of blindness as an infirmity that requires healing. Instead, May views the restoration of sight as a new adventure to explore with the same gusto that he has demonstrated in all facets of life. Without pathos or pity, Welch vividly portrays May's challenge of processing the mental complexities of his newfound vision, including navigating the aisles of Costco and recognizing the gender of patrons at a neighborhood coffee bar. Some listeners may not fully embrace the stance of hearty stoicism, but others will be captivated by the decidedly nonmelodramatic perspective. As an added bonus, the audiobook includes an insightful follow-up interview between Kurson and May.
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