Women of Strength and Purpose

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Overall you can’t go wrong with this book. I obviously recommend it to women if I recommended it to men I feel like they wouldn’t understand it as well, because it is geared to the female species. This book is more of a guide then anything. It does exactly what it says it does. It directs your strong will to improve relationships, expand influence, and honor god. I have been reconnected to god and this book did help me with that.

I appreciate the thought process that was put into the layout of this book . I think it flowed nicely and wasn’t choppy. It made a lot of sense. I marked down passages that really spoke to me and were helpful. This is an important book to read if you feel you have lost touch in your faith and relationship with god.

I received my book from Blogging for books for this review. http://www.bloggingforbooks.com/

 

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Your Brain on Sports

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I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but I read the reviews and they seemed good, so I gave it a chance. I’m not a fanatic sports fan but i do have my teams that I’d prefer to see win over others. This book was mainly common sense, but it was based on subjects we don’t necessarily talk about when watching or reading about sports. I did like this book and can’t recommend it to a just one group of people, it’s for everyone the age 18 and older.

This cover of the book explains it well. This book was seen through the prism of behavioral economics and sports psychology how it examines hidden phenomena that impacts and drives decisions in professional sports. Which is not always what you see is what you get. Or what you see is what happened. With many chapters it broke down the fan base and the actual athlete themselves point of view and how they see things from their side.

One of the most interesting chapters Action Bias , where fans feel like doing something contributes greater to their experience with the sport they are watching. Example when fans wave their hands to try to distract a player of the opposite team in basketball from trying to make a basket, the fan thinks that they are the reason he didn’t make a basket. Fans feel like they have to do somthing to be involved with the sport themselves rather than just watching it.

Another chapter I liked was about Quarterbacks. Why are all quarterback good-looking ? We just see them as a quarterback or a person who is just really good at the sport and happens to be good looking, but reality is that they were chosen at a young age based on looks and talent and brought up to be really good at that one position or talent for the rest of their lives. When picking the kid who looks like  leader usually they just happen to be charismatic and strong. So this book was pretty good and even though it’s not a strong subject for me I enjoyed reading the behind scenes of most sports, and it was interesting.

I recieved my book from Blogging for books for this review. http://www.bloggingforbooks.com/

 

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

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This book was unbelievable. I couldn’t even imagine going through some of the situations that people were put through. All the lies that were told to the victims family. One person in particular that touched my heart was Emmet Everett, a paraplegic who was said to be over weight and part of the reason he didn’t get out of the Hospital alive. Dr. Pou should be ashamed of herself she put a man who was a paraplegic nothing health wise wrong with him except being a little over weight to death, with no consent from him or his family. He was fine he even had a great personality till the day he died he said to the nurse taking care of him “ready to rock and roll.” His life should of been saved. I feel for his family and loved ones. Many other died this way too, they had no say in their own life and were just given a shot and dead within minutes.

On top of that what really upset me more then that was the animals and pets situation. People were told that they could not be rescued if they bring their animals with them, what a horrible thing to say to someone. Animals are part of the family they have lives too. Many owners had to or thought they had to put their loved ones down because they didn’t want them to suffer and couldn’t save them. The very last rescue day they were told they can bring their animals ? Are you kidding me, what animals? No one had any left they all were put down. The only good thing that came from this is that there is now a law you can bring your animals with you in a rescue situation.

This book brought light upon areas we don’t really focus on, that we believe you will be safe and secure. Its not like these victims were in prison this was a hospital, they are supposed to be taken care of and looked after. You have a job to protect and save and help others. Not kill, and put those who are able to walk and not as sick first. You always put the disabled or ones who can’t fend for themselves first no matter what. Like you are boarding a plane those who are in wheelchairs go then those with younger children and then everyone else. Thats how it should of gone. Their priorities were very wrong. Read this book and be the judge for yourself. Do you think Dr.Pou should of gone to prison and not be praised and be able to speak to colleges about her experience with Hurricane Katrina Victims at Memorial Medical Center ? Or do you think she’s one of the heroes? Do you think all family members should of been called right away and asked to get their loved one ? There were so many things that didn’t go well or right and part to blame is the disorganization of the emergency route or plan in a case like this. Reading about the flood, how much water the hospital took in it reminded me of the shortage of lifeboats on the Titanic. Again they were not prepared, didn’t have a plan of an emergency situation for evacuation. Many other people are behind what happened and those who suffered will never seek justice. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Feel free to leave a comment or message me with any questions based on this book or my response, all responses are appreciated , thank you.

 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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I had to read this book for college, but i’ve never been more happy with a book I had to read. This book changed my way of seeing things. Anyone will be able to connect to the main character Henrietta. She was a remarkable women and its unfortunate what her and her family had to go through. I wish that she got more recognition and credit for her unique cells. The ones who of course got all the credit was the doctors who took a cell sample without her consent. We are so lucky that medical practice has changed from the 1950’s. This book will teach you so much of this time period that was hidden behind closed doors.

One thing I love about this book is how different it is from all the other Biographies out there. The way the author Rebecca Skloot wrote really shows you how passionate she was with this subject and the person who we have to thank for the vaccine of polio and other related medical findings. It’s not only about Henrietta the bigger picture is this ends up affecting her entire family as well. I don’t want to give away anything because i think everyone should read this book. Even if you don’t like Biographies I think you’ll end up changing your mind after reading this. Its not just medical, this book deals with family, sickness, cells, doctors, hospitals, segregation, rights of everyone, the justice system and even investigation services.