This month was a good month. I really enjoyed the new books I read and the new movie I saw. Not half enjoyed, I fully enjoyed them all. I feel like it's rare to fully enjoy everything that you intake, but I got lucky with some great media.
A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
This is a wonderful book. Sure it’s a rollercoaster of emotions, but it’s beautiful. It follows one dog as it is reincarnated four times, learning lessons and finding it’s purpose in each life. Even though the book is fictional, I feel like it gave me a new insight into the way dog’s could think and feel. It definitely made me love my dogs even more. It also made me want to go out and adopt every single dog that’s out there. I highly recommend this book, but be aware that there are some very sad moments in it dealing with poor living conditions, very slight animal abuse, and the dog dying. I never usually cry when reading a book, but this one got me multiple times. Don’t worry though, there are many happy and funny moments to outweigh the sad ones.
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
It’s a classic John Green novel, a bit over dramatic and unrealistic. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy reading books by John Green, but they are too much some times. This story involves teenage romance, like his other books do, but it also deals a little with the subject of losing a parent. However, that isn’t what made the book truly interesting for me. The main character, Aza, has anxiety. Throughout the book, you read exactly how she feels and what she thinks. Sometimes it gets frustrating to read what she keeps thinking. Her main struggle is that she constantly thinks she is going to get an infection and then die from it. She thinks about how her body isn’t really her, and often wonders if she is in fact, real. Her mental stability goes up and down and it impacts her life in such a huge way. I have wondered what anxiety feels like, and I think this book did a great job at showing how someone can be affected by it. I understand just how horrible it can be for someone who has it. It is a great read.
The Greatest Showman
I absolutely loved this movie. Right from the beginning, the opening credits pulled me in and I knew right then that I was going to love it. The music and the dancing are so amazing and beautiful, I will be listening to the soundtrack for awhile. I should probably tell you what it’s about though. It’s about P.T. Barnum starting from nothing and rising to create a something from his wild imagination, that no one has ever seen before, better know as the circus. There are many different themes. It’s about imagination, letting no one get in the way of living your dreams, being yourself and not letting anyone take that away from you, appreciating what you have and not taking it for granted, and loving someone no matter who they are and where they come from. It’s such a beautiful story full of ups and downs. I very highly recommend it.
That's it for this month and unfortunately, I think that is going to be it for the series as well. I may still post what books I'm reading on my Instagram page @kira.heintz.photography and who knows, maybe I will bring this back in the future. Right now there just isn't enough interest to keep this going. Thank you for those who read my recommendations, I hope you enjoyed some of them. I will see you in the future with another blog post!