Friday, October 28, 2016

Secret Language of Dogs by Victoria Stigwell

Few books do I find informational enough to say you should read them before do it.  In the case of the Secret Language of Dogs I think every dog owner would benefits from reading this book.  It is a quick ready but is packed with very good information that can help every dog owner or someone contemplating getting a dog.  The book is full of visual examples of dog behaviors that may or may not have recognized by their owners.  This book addresses many questions as a dog owner we always wonder about like why they roll in stinky things, chase their tails, growl at certain things or excessive barking.  While this book will not answer all your questions it will address many and help to improve your dog’s physical and mental help and along the way it might help you also.  A must read for dog lovers.  

I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of the book.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Spaceman by Mike Massimino

Space, Inspiration and the Big Bang Theory.  How could you go wrong?

I have read hundreds of what people call inspirational biographies but this one hit the mark.  A child with a dream, be it unrealistic to many and achievable to most.  The author Astronaut Mike Massimino tells of his struggles from childhood, high school, college and beyond.  In his youth Mike only wanted one thing, to be an Astronaut.  As you grow up many of your dreams disappear never to be rekindled again.  The author's passion is brought back to life after seeing a movie "The Right Stuff".  The main point of the whole biography is accepting failure as a temporary situation but doubling down and trying harder next time.  This biography is about someone with a passion that would not take no for an answer.  He battled scholastically issues, physical issues and emotional struggles but through it all he shares how he overcame each hurtle.  He did not do this with luck or being a genius but hard work, determination and working together with others.  My favorite part of the book was when the author is working with the writers of the Big Bang Theory and then ends up appearing on several of their episodes.

If you like a down to Earth true story of one of us regular Joe’s making it through a life time of struggles, then achieving his dreams then you will want to read this inspirational biography.

I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of the book.