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Head’s up – No spoilers!
The temperatures are already starting to drop, even if it’s only a little. Before we know it, fall will be here you guys and it is BY FAR my favorite season – hot chocolate, cool weather, sweaters, cozy blankets. Oh, and the pie! I love everything about fall, including reading a good book in a coffee shop wrapped up in a warm sweater. With some hot chocolate. Always a necessity in the cold winter months. 😉
Speaking of reading, this month I have been reading this book and it is so good you guys! I love reading fiction, but sometimes a good nonfiction book is good for the soul. This book is definitely not a fun, fiction, easy-to-read story but a heart-wrenching, nonfiction, eye opener collection of stories. Such a good check on perspective! Real life events that happened to real people. A woman and her two sons, 5 and 13, evicted on a cold day in January and staying in a shelter until April. A disabled man whose home became a safe haven for his sons’ friends, other teenage boys, to help keep them out of trouble, trying to live off his disability check to pay the rent and feed his kids. A landlord couple taking a trip to Jaimaca while their tenants struggle to pay rent. Another landlord working with his tenants, even though they fall hundreds of dollars behind on rent. These stories and so many others. Homelessness, domestic abuse, drugs, and more.
And one of the best parts is that Desmond gives it from all sides – landlords, tenants, movers. It pulls your emotions in all different ways so that you can’t choose sides, but see that there is an obvious problem. I don’t want to give too much away, but if you’re looking for a book to give you some perspective or feel your heart start to become ungrateful. This book, my friends. This book.
What have you been reading lately?