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October 13, 2018


#AWW2018 Leigh Sales

by N@ncy

Finished: 04.10.2018
Genre: non-fiction
Rating: A++++++




  1. If you have a pulse…and I know you do
  2. this book will grab you and not let go.
  3. Absolutely inspiring!
  4. Sometimes I have to let a book sink in for a few days
  5. ….and this was one of them.
  6. Last year I commented on my post 23 Nov 2017
  7. about losing somebody dear to us.
  8. We don’t realize we were making memories
  9. back then when times were better
  10. ……we were just having fun.
  11. When someone leaves your life there’s no one
  12. …to share your memories anymore.
  13. They become like secrets.
  14. The new book by Leigh Sales An Ordinary Day left its mark.
  15. My review (NF) was short on
  16. #AWW2018 because the book had such an impact on me
  17. …I was at a loss for words.
  18. But every day I think about this book…every day.
  19. Leigh Sales managed to make me realize that if you look around your
  20. ordinary days‘…in hindsight they are nothing but miraculous.
  21. Life can change in an instant.
  22. As I watch the news this past week
  23. with a devastating Hurricane Michael
  24. …people’s homes are blasted from
  25. …the face of the earth, I pause and think again.
  26. If you are feeling contemplative
  27. An Ordinary Day is worth reading
  28. ….it put life into perspective for me.


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  1. Oct 13 2018

    Thanks for your thoughts Nancy – the cover is gorgeous too, isn’t it?

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    • Oct 13 2018

      This is an exceptional book in many ways….including the cover!
      Leigh Sales opened her heart to the readers….exposed her greatest fear…mortality.
      She did not run from it but met ‘death’ and the effects it has on people left behind head-on.
      You know me…not a re-reader…but I would make an exception for this book!

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      • Oct 20 2018

        Wow that’s a big call!!


      • Oct 20 2018

        I hope you have the opportunity to read this book!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Oct 14 2018

    It sounds like this book had quite an impact on you. Just read some other reviews of it online and all sound great. Only problem is how to get a copy – couldn’t see it in ‘book’ form in any of UK bookshops so have bought it on audio – not sure how it will work as an audiobook but guess I’m about to find out!!


    • Oct 14 2018

      I read the E-book…but audio will be very good, I’m sure.
      I was impressed by the writer’s premise….news journalist is confronted with tragedy on a daily basis. Now she wants to see ….what happens after ‘that day’….? How could she have done her work better confronting traumatized people? It was just so good to realize an ordianry day… a cherished gift.



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