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I'm a 32 year old mom of two who loves to read (obviously)! I'll read just about anything - if it sounds interesting, it makes it's way to my to-read pile!

Currently reading

How My Summer Went Up in Flames
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith
Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope - Don Van Ryn, Susie Van Ryn, Newell Cerak, Colleen Cerak, Whitney Cerak, Mark Tabb The story itself is fascinating - I remember it from the news when it happened, and as soon as I saw there was a book about it, I knew I had to read about it from the families' views.

But, but, but. Ugh. I would have LOVED the book if it hadn't been so preachy. I'm a religious person, but I don't believe in the same way that they do. And that was like 3/4 of the book...

I can understand that they used prayer and their faith as the way to deal...my son was in the hospital and I did too. But it was just SO over the top in this - EVERYTHING is about God. It was just annoying after a little while - I found myself skimming until I read an actual FACT or part of the real story instead of all the fluff religious parts. And in parts, the conversation seemed altered...like people don't really talk that way in a normal situation - in some places it just struck me as odd.

Still, the underlying story was good...I felt for the families and what they went through, and I did cry several times. I just wish it would have been more about what actually happened.