So congrats to all those that joined me for my April streaking, we did it!!
A month long streak would look something like this…
I have never done a streak before and I kinda loved it. It was nice not to worry about when I would take a rest day during the week, there were none! The only times it became a little bit of a burden were the days I went to hot yoga and went to run a few miles first. I will be nice to see how much using that energy before class was making a difference next week.
I also decided since today was the last day of my streak that I would finish my audio book (there were 57 minutes left, perfect time for a good, steady run)! This book was fantastic and I highly recommend it.
This book was a multigenerational story that starts focused solely on the grand daughter Sage and her trials and tribulations. Then she meets Joseph Weber who becomes her friend and reveals that he was a SS officer in WWII. This spurs Sage to ask her Jewish grandmother, Minka, who had survived the Holocaust her story.
This story was phenomenal but was brutally honest. I feel like most of the WWII books I have read tell a story of people that got away, got lucky, and don’t get down to what actually happened. There were times I found myself crying, WHILE I WAS RUNNING, listening to the stories of Joseph and Minka. The grandmother’s story is horrifying and beautiful and disgusting all at the same time.
I have read all of Jodi’s books but this one was so different to me. I think this may be one of my favorites of hers now. I highly, highly recommend it!!
Today also marked the last major study day because tomorrow is my LAST FINAL!! Woo hoo. Send me some love at 9 am tomorrow!!
Have you read The Storyteller? What did you think? If you have read others of Jodi Picoult’s novels, which is your favorite?