This was a fairly short book about how Rachel came to the yoga lifestyle. She had gone through some things in her childhood that made her act out in her teenage years. She does talk about that time and then how she came to find yoga and what it did for her life.
This book is interspersed with photographs of poses, instructions, and recipes. Rachel began posting her photos on Instagram @Yoga_girl and earned a huge following of people. She not only posted photos of her doing yoga but she also wrote a lot about her life struggles.
This was a good read and I gave it 4 crowns.
I picked this book up at the Dollar Tree and then found it on Overdrive to listen to in my car. I had no expectations going into this book since I had no real idea of what it was about.
This is a story about a woman who grew up in a household in which all of the past generations of women on her maternal side have dies early due to cancer. Amy has always known that she was a high risk for ovarian cancer and had a plan to have children and remove her ovaries by a specific time in her life.
This sounds like a morbid book but it really was more about the familial bond and the love and survival skills that each woman in Amy’s family have. Yes, it was heartbreaking but it was also empowering because each woman could decide for herself what the best thing for their family would be.
I liked this book and it was well written and entertaining. I know that sounds weird to say that a book about living with a cancer risk is entertaining but it wasn’t all about that. It was about life.
I gave this book 4 crowns.
|So technically, I did not finish this book with less than 100 pages left to read but she made me so mad that I don’t care. I don’t understand how someone who is supposedly such a wonderful yoga instructor could be such a down right mean person. She is into fat shaming others and her own beliefs about her body image are so poor. Like I mentioned in my update, she mentioned the name of her yoga studio 3 times in the first 50 pages and the constant name dropping of celebrities pissed me off.
What made me give up on finishing this book is when she was talking about her mother’s caretaker. When she says that she never saw her eat, “and we all know that is usually a sign of secret bingeing” I was done. How does she know what is going on in this woman’s life. She reinforced a stereotype on this woman who spends 12 hours a day caring for her ailing mother. I am just so mad at this woman.
To me, she should be ashamed of herself and I would never support her as a yoga instructor.
I did not give this any crowns but wanted to put it on my blog because I wanted to warn my readers as to the crap that is this book.
This was a fun read. Suzanne has a way of bringing the reader along with her on her journey. I could imagine the scenes that take place in Bali and I can feel the tension and then release of it after a good yoga session.
It reminded me a bit of Eat, Pray, Love but had more humor and less food. This was a good read but to be completely honest, I don’t remember too much about it and I finished reading it exactly 1 week ago.
I gave this book 3 crowns.
It has been a few weeks since I read this graphic novel and I am sorry to say that I can’t remember anything about it. It was not memorable in any way. I think while I was reading it , I was just trying to get through it.
I am struggling with finding graphic novels that I enjoy. Maybe this genre isn’t for me but I will keep trying to see if anything clicks.
I gave this book 1 crown.