Sunday, March 29, 2009

Workshop of The Second Self by Gary Wolf

I know two reviews posted in one day. This is a first for me. I have not been keeping up with this blog as much as I would like to. I read this book in about 5 days and have been thinking about how to review it. I know I over analyze everything I write or even consider writing. Now on to my review.

I received this book also from LT's Member Giveaway. I was surprised to receive the book the day after I found out I had won it. Very fast service made me want to read this book right away and write my review.

Workshop of The Second Self is a highly entertaining book and kept me glued to the pages. Every time I placed the book down I would pick it right back up and start reading again. The concept of a society in the future and being able to change yourself so that you can become some one better because you feel that you are entitled to it was the concept of this book. I consider it a society running amok.
The story is about a Disability Advocate, Clifton Pembroke, who is always helping people who are less fortunate to take over some one elses life, income and money. Clifton then becomes the target of a Disability Case. Now the shoe is on the other foot. He could loose everything and it causes many things to happen.
I could go on and ruin this book by telling you exactly what happens but that isn't fair to the author or to you. I suggest that if you have become intrigued by this review that you run out or search the web for Gary Wolf's book, Workshop of the Second Self and buy the book. I rate the book 4 1/2 stars out of 5.

Review-Stonger After Stroke

This is a book that I received from Library Things (LT) Member Giveaways. It is an Advanced Copy and there were some typographical errors which I expected. I found the book quite informative and very useful. Even though I have not suffered a stroke nor am I currently caring for some one I am glad to have had the opportunity to read the book and do my review. I have posted a review on LT and my forum.

Stronger After Stroke is a great book to learn about helping someone that has suffered a stroke. You learn that you should push the limits yet be cautious and always consult your doctor. Peter Levine does a great job of explaining the recovery process in detail. I like how each section was set up the same so you knew what to expect as you read. You first learn the concept/idea and then you learn how it is done. The last part of each section you are given the Precautions that should be taken.

If you consider yourself someone that wants to for armed with information than Stronger After Stroke is a great book to consider. This is the first time that I have ever read a book like this and was very pleased with the outcome of my experience. I feel confident to say that I am more prepared then before and that I can offer advice to someone if it is needed.