My last post revealed that I tend to read some books that don't exactly take you to a happy place.
This is true. I read a lot of Historical Fiction and some of those books take place during difficult times.
I also read a lot of books about people with physical and psychological illnesses because I had a medical background and education and I find these topics fascinating.
I have read a few books in the last 4 months that were not at all deep or depressing.
Since becoming Diabetic I have done a lot of reading about healthy eating plans. Bittmans's book is a good guide for learning where your food comes from, how the production of food affects the environment and how to pay better attention to your food choices. He also provides some good recipes that I have actually tried.
The other one did not come back from Afghanistan. My Mom's good friend has a grandson in the Marines. I knew a little bit about the Marines, but not a lot about their training. John, the son, takes you day by day through his Marine boot camp and how he grew as a person from his training. Frank, the dad's chapters give you the point of view of a parent who was worried about his son. I found the book fascinating. Although I already had a healthy respect for members of the military, this respect grew after reading about their training.
Maybe it was just because I love Alan Alda so much, but I LOVE THIS BOOK!!