Sep 23, 2010

Booking Through Thursday: Current Reads


It certainly has been awhile since I've participated in Booking Through Thursday and I must say, I've missed it and its good to be back!

This week's topic is about current reads. Here are the questions:

What are you currently reading? What made you choose it? Are you enjoying it? and Would you recommend it?

My responses:

Right now I'm reading a non-fiction book called FORGIVING TROY: A TRUE STORY OF MURDER, MENTAL ILLNESS, AND RECOVERY by Thom Bierdz. There are a few reasons I chose this book. Initially it was because I received a request from the author to send me a copy for review. Secondly, the author is an actor on the very popular soap opera, The Young & the Restless, which I have watched for many years, so I was familiar with who he was. Thirdly, I was intrigued by the mental illness aspect of the story and was curious to see how it played out. To say I'm enjoying this type of book sounds odd, but yes, it is an extremely insightful, interesting yet heartbreaking story that I am glad I chose to read. I would definitely recommend this book to other readers, especially those who have an interest in mental illness and subsequently, the judicial system with regard to dealing with these cases.

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6 comments:

  1. That does sound like an interesting book.

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  2. I remember hearing something about Thom Bierdz and his brother years ago, although I never watched the soap he's on. Glad you're enjoying the book - sounds like it must be pretty intense.

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  3. I enjoy books like that too, so I totally understand.

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  4. I went back and forth trying to decide if I wanted to give this one a try but decided against it in the end because I had too many other commitments. Now all I'm hearing is great stuff about it and remembering why it's been so hard for me to turn down books. You never what you'll miss!

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  5. I thought that one sounded like a very interesting read too...glad to hear that you're enjoying it.

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