Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Hero of Blind Pig Island Book Review

As a mom, sometimes it can feel like my days are filled with nothing but fixing food, settling arguments, and changing diapers. It can be difficult finding the time to do things that I used to do. I love to read and before kids, I used to spend hours each day immersed in a good book.

These days, instead of a novel that I would only get to read small bits of, I like reading short stories. It allows me to get some time doing something that I enjoy, without my getting frustrated because I haven’t been able to read more than a few pages at a time.

Jimmy Olsen, the author of ‘The Hero of Bling Pig Island and Other Island Tales’ sent me his book to review. It is full of short stories. It has been nice taking 20 minutes out of my day to relax and do something that I love to do and when I am done with a story, I can go back to being ‘mom’ feeling refreshed.

The stories in ‘The Hero of Blind Pig Island’ are really more like vivid glimpses into the life of the people they center around. Jimmy Olsen has a gift of being able to transport the reader to the very place he is writing about. Each story centers in a tropical place….what mom couldn’t use 20 minutes a day, being transported to a tropical locale?

No two stories are exactly alike. There are happy endings and sad ones. There are stories that make you think and ones that make you laugh. In total, it is a great book.