Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Spark

If I leave a book out that I am reading, Dennis will invariably pick it up and want to read it too. 

I love this about him for some reason. But no, I don't understand it. 
I don't seek out the books he's reading. 

We were both gripped by this book.  
(Den and I had 2 book marks going at the same time until we were both finished.) 

First of all this author is brilliant. Not only for her thinking out of the box, but for the way she tells 
about it. This is a page turner story. A very real story, and one of much struggling, 
but so FULL of hope. Seriously FULL of hope.

I almost wish the cover didn't say autism on it….instead, I wish this review would be put on the cover:

"THE SPARK is about the transformative power of unconditional love. It you have a child who's 
'different'----and who doesn't? ---you won't be able to put it down." Sylvia Nasar, author of A 
Beautiful Mind.

Every child is 'different.' Every child has his or her quirky way about them. No child just goes through 
life like a little robot doing everything we teach him or her to do. 

This author teaches how to find the passion in your child. Instead of looking at what he or she is 
weak in, or struggling with, her theory is if we focus instead on the strengths of a child, then this child 
will be likely comply with learning the other stuff.

Come to think of it, isn't this just human nature?

My sister in law Wendy has been with us for the past few days, and she read this book too while here. 
She could barely put it down, and kept saying things like, "This is amazing!!"

I'm now reading this one:
 This time I'm keeping it hidden until I finish it. 
Just makes my reading time a little easier. 
And then Dennis can read it all he wants in a few days.


Scrapally said...

Those both sound great! I am going to look into them. Funny about you hiding the book. :) I have a feeling he won't have as much free time for reading now...

Anonymous said...

I have heard about that book! and have been wanting to read it but couldn't remember the name of it. Thanks Jill! I just finished reading The Gift of Dyslexia and it has blown my mind. And changed my entire perspective on the subject. We are such magnificent creatures!

Karen Mortensen said...

They both sound like wonderful books. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

I love it that you and Dennis read the same books. It's great for stimulating conversations and getting on the same page on important issues.

Susan Anderson said...

The Spark, huh? I'm going to check it out.

It's cool that your hubby wants to read your books. Dave's and my tastes in reading are completely different.