I have a backlog of books that I need to write up reviews for.
Lately I have been trying to read a wide variety of books. I am challenging myself to read all types in hopes of gaining new insights and ideas. Needless to say it is working and along the way I have found some really great reads.
This book, And The Pursuit of Happiness, is one that jumpstarted me back to book reviewing.
I just completely fell in love with this read. Perhaps it was due to the fact that I had no idea what it was about. I picked it up on a whim based on the cover. There is little to be gained from the inside jacket.
With my latest craze of doodles and zentangling I really enjoyed all the paintings and drawings. It reads fast, but the story is powerful and really connected to me.
As an educator it made me realize once again we can make any content engaging. Here the author is writing about history but in the context of the people as people and always around food. Brilliant! As she charts her journey you just fall in love with the flow, looking at the images, and seeing history in a new way.
It was the perfect read at the end of a school year.
For me I loved one passage more than others and it was the motto of Marquis d Lafayette and his family motto of “Why Not?” A great question to ponder and live by.
So why not read this book. I think you will enjoy and if not, then at least you tried something new.
Off to the next read.