Ravings of a Book Junkie

An avid reader, if books were sustenance I'd be fat as a hog. I mainly read dark urban fantasies, but like to mix things up book-wise, just never enough time to read all the books I want to read!

Water for Elephants: A Novel

Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen This was a wonderful book to me, I was hooked from the beginning where we're introduced to Jacob Jankowski, a 93 yr old curmudgeon living in a nursing home. He tells us about his life through flashbacks of his years spent caring for circus animals during the Depression era. We get an insider's view of the sometimes harsh reality for both animals and circus performers. We're introduced to an unique collection of individuals: freaks, acrobats and grifters.