Thursday, January 11, 2018

Blog 206: Very Good Lives

Synopsis of the Book from Goodreads
When J.K. Rowling was invited to deliver the commencement address at Harvard University, she chose to speak to the graduating class about two topics very close to her heart: the benefits of failure and the importance of imagination. Having the courage to fail, she said, is as vital to a good life as any conventional measure of success; imagining ourselves into the place of another--particularly someone less fortunate than ourselves--is a uniquely human quality to be nurtured at all costs. 

The stories Rowling shared and the provocative questions she asked of those young graduates have since inspired countless others to consider what it means to live a "good life." Now in print for the first time, her words serve as both a comfort and a call to arms for anyone--of any age--who finds themselves at a turning point. In daring to take a risk, and perhaps fail, and by harnessing the power of our imaginations, we can all begin to live less cautiously and, in doing so, become more open to the opportunities life has to offer.

My Review
Cover: The cover was simple and positive.

Things that I liked: I love the graphics throughout the book. I love that this was a quick read and it was very inspiring at least to me. A very "count your blessings" and a really "don't worry if you mess up but learn from your failures" type read. I love that this was actually a speech that she had given to graduates at Harvard.

Things that I didn't like: I have no complaints here.

Overall: I gave 5 out of 5 to this book, because it was very inspiring. I liked it not only because it was J.K. Rowling. But because she sends a good message about not giving up on your dreams.

Thank you for stopping by, if you have read this, please leave a comment below. Happy Reading!

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