Engineering a Life

A Memoir

by Krishan K. Bendi

 

I love Physics and Engineering so I thought this biography would be interesting and one a might like to read. I’m not a big non fiction fan, but working on changing that with more science related books. I know Engineering isn’t a science per say when you think of sciences (bio, physics, chemistry) but it is  and it uses physics and math. Engineering A Life ended up being less of what I was expecting but it was still good. This book went less into the engineering part of his life and more into the day to day struggle to survive part. I showed that you can achieve your dreams. Some times you have to work extra hard, harder than the other guy. If you don’t give up and let lives ups and downs keep you down you can and will be anything you want to be. After finishing this book I felt like a really knew the author Krishan Bendi. It was like meeting a stranger and finding out their whole life story over a cup of tea.  This is a feel good book that really made me so happy that he never gave up. If you’re not sure about non fiction but a book sounds interesting give it a try. I’m so glad I did and really want to read more now. I am going to give more STEM biographies and books a chance.

About the book: Krishan Bedi came to the United States in December of 1961 at the tender age of twenty. He had only $300 in his pocket, and he had made it out of his small village in India on sheer faith, determined to get education in the US. For him, there was no option but to succeed—so he began his new life in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he had to adapt to the culture shock not only of being in the US but a Punjabi man in the South in the 1960s.

Thank you so much BookSparks, and SparkPress for sending me a copy of Engineering a Life.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.

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The Wolves of Winter

by Tyrell Johnson

 

 

WOW! This book was so good. I started it Saturday morning, got up at 4 am Sunday because I had to know what was next. I just finished it and I want to start it all over again. It’s not a book I thought I’d like, its post apocalyptic there is hunting and that makes me sad. I know though sadly it is about survival and sometimes we do things we don’t usually do to survive. In The Wolves of Winter the world has changed first their was the war, then there was the flu. Scary stuff especially with all that is going on in present day times. 3 out 4 died from the flu and the world went cold, winter most of the time and what little seasons that came after all the snow melted were getting shorter. The McBrides have been surviving living a somewhat happy life in the Yukon valley far away from their home in Eagle Alaska, and all that changes when Wolf and Jax show up. Jax is on the run and Immunity is going to find him and they don’t care who they get rid of to get to him. I’m not going to tell you more because you HAVE to read this book. The main characters – Lynn, her family, Jax and Wolf are great I really liked them and was invested in their story. While I don’t see that there is a sequel I really hope there is. It did leave off were maybe just maybe there could be. Maybe it’s just my wishful thinking either way I will be reading anything Tyrell Johnson writes next!

About the Book: Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive in the endless white wilderness beyond the edges of a fallen world.

Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. As the memories of her old life continue to haunt, she’s forced to forge ahead in the snow-drifted Canadian Yukon, learning how to hunt and trap and slaughter.

Shadows of the world before have found her tiny community—most prominently in the enigmatic figure of Jax, who brings with him dark secrets of the past and sets in motion a chain of events that will call Lynn to a role she never imagined.

Simultaneously a heartbreaking sympathetic portrait of a young woman searching for the answer to who she is meant to be and a frightening vision of a merciless new world in which desperation rules, The Wolves of Winter is enveloping, propulsive, and poignant.

Thank you so much Simon and Schuster and BookSpark for sending me a copy of The Wolves of Winter for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.