Not so long ago I finished reading this book and I wanted to review it for so long, but I didn’t know how to put it in words. The thing is, this book had such a high impact on me because the things happening in it are actually happening in real life, every single day! And most of us, including me, don’t do anything to stop it! So this is not a professional review, it’s just the impact that the book had on me.
Clay Jensen received some tapes from a girl that was going to school with him but that committed suicide. As he listens to her tapes, he realizes that there were so many occasions in which he could have helped her but he didn’t. The fact is, that he would have probably not make her change her mind, but the fact that he didn’t try really gets to him.
Isn’t that what most of us do? See the signs but we say nothing? We turn our eyes and pretend like nothing happened? Tell people to just get over stuff? Tell them that life sucks? Yup, we do that! We don’t realize however, that our actions are actually making other people suffer. And than are those that do realize but don’t care!
This book made me cry several times! Brought sad and heavy, heartbreaking memories! But made me realize that I must be careful with what I say or do, because there is no such thing as ‘exaggerating people’ only ‘sensitive people’! And there is nothing wrong with being sensitive!
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Stars!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Jérémy Demay is a French comedian that arrived in Quebec, Canada 10 years ago. He came with a dream, and without friends and family, so far away from home, he had to fight to achieve it. He wanted to be a famous comedian. Unfortunately, not long after his arrival, Jérémy Demay suffered from depression. Realizing that something has to change in his life, he started to work on himself and after a lot of suffering and hard work he finally managed to see the light. He is now living his dream. He decided to share with his audience things that helped him improved and things that helped him with his depression.
I received this book as a Christmas present from one of my dearest family members and I thank him for giving me this book.
In his book La Liste, Jérémy Demay shares techniques to improve our own self and books that one should read in order to be able to do so. I will list all the books (that I added on my To Read goodreads account) because I want as well to improve my person. I want to be able to live for myself and not care what people around me say or think about me. I want too to live my dreams and I want to fight for them, but I feel sometimes this urge to give up, for no specific reason; from fear. Here are the books that Jérémy Demay suggests we should read in order to improve and grow as a person:
1. The Artist’s Way, A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity ‘s Way – Julia Cameron
2. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
3. You’ll See It When You Believe It – Wayne Dyer
4. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind – Dr. Joseph Murphy
5. The Science of Being Great – Wallance D. Wattles
6. The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence – Deepak Chopra
7. Daily Love – Mastin Kipp
8. Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
9. Stillness Speak – Eckhart Tolle
10. Les mots sont des fenêtres (ou des murs) – Marshall B. Rosenberg
If you are struggling in your life and you don’t know in which direction to go, if you wonder how to find your inner peace, if you want to live a happy and a quiet life, I hope these books will help you as they helped Jérémy Demay. I really want to make some changes in my life so all the above books are added to my list and I will read them one by one and work hard to achieve the life that I want. Just remember: There is no such thing as too hard or too late! If you want it (with all your heart and mind) you will have it!
I do recommend this book and 5 stars are a must ❤!
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Marley & Me by John Grogan is a nonfiction book. John and his future wife were just starting their life together and they decided to adopt a puppy. They fell in love with Marley, a Labrador retriever, who was indeed amazingly cute as a puppy. What they didn’t know, is that Marley was to give them the hardest times of their lives. Even so, John and his wife loved him till the end and Marley proved to them that no matter how bad the behavior, a dog is a man’s best friend.
I bought this book, in French, at a garage sell and I was super excited to read it. The book is so well written that from the beginning I could imagine that I was there with them, living all the excitement that one feels when a puppy is brought to the family. Soon I was laughing with tears at all the craziness that Marley was creating around him. I couldn’t help but question myself if I would be able to keep such a ‘troubled dog’. I was reminded over and over again, by Marley’s sweet behavior that no matter how the dog acts, once you decide to adopt you cannot change your mind. A dog should stay with its owner for life, as once he came into the master’s home, he is now part of the family. I fell in love with Marley. He was crazy, and he was chewing everything that crossed his path, he was not listening at all but he was always loving and caring when the time would ask for it. As the writer said at one point, Marley basically shows us that a simple life is a happy life.
Where to get the book:
If you wish to read this book, which I highly recommend, you can check on Goodreads to see where you can get it from or try your local library:
I am giving this book 5 stars everywhere I can because it is now one of my favorite books.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy the book.
With the winter holidays around the corner, we always wonder what could be the perfect gift. If you are like me and you buy your stuff whenever you need them, than you are hard to shop for. Some people might think that something that represents Christmas is the way to go because what else could you buy to someone that already has everything they need, right? My answer would be: not exactly. If someone has the pleasure to buy me something, I suggest something that I might actually use and enjoy.
I’m a bookworm and everyone around me knows it. I find that the bookworms are the easiest people to shop for. Here is a list of books that I would love to have and I am pretty sure other bookworms might enjoy:
Conclusion: If you have to shop for a bookworm you can always give them a book. Like this, you know that you really made them happy. 🙂
Piece of advice: Before shopping online always make sure that you choose the correct format as books come in different forms: paperback, hardcover, for kindle and audio.
Enjoy the books and Happy Reading! 🙂
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