It’s funny to me that the first book in the series is called The Mouse and the Motorcycle, because each of the 3 books is pretty much Ralph losing the motorcycle, and spending the majority of the book trying to get it back.
In book 1 he’s forced to leave it behind while escaping from a pile of laundry.
In book 2 it’s left outside when Garf saves him from a cat and puts him in a cage.
In book 3 it’s held hostage by the new young boy character, Ryan.
The series should more accurately be called The Mouse Without a Motorcycle.
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We’ve made it to book 2 in the Mouse and the Motorcycle series. Not that it takes that long to get through the series…
Each book is less than 200 pages with illustrations, and only takes an hour or two to finish.
But Ralph is on to his next adventure, and you’re not going to want to miss it.
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I’m not really the type of person who will read self-help books intending to actually make changes to my life.
I understand I don’t have a perfect life, and I’m fully aware that there are ways I could improve as a person. I just don’t know why I should listen to any particular author over another.
Anybody off the street, as long as they find a publisher or are willing to self-publish, can write and distribute a book to the public.
When I choose to read self-help books, I’m mostly wanting to see what other people are saying about topics that I care about. Mental health is one of these topics.
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I appreciate when a book is written from a different perspective than most books. Or maybe it’s not so much that the perspective is different, but that the writing style isn’t what you might have expected when you began.
- The Book Thief is written from death’s perspective.
- The Screwtape Letters is made up purely of letters written from one character (Screwtape) to his nephew (Wormwood).
- Similarly, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is also made up entirely of letters, but they aren’t all from the same character, nor are they written to the same character.
Black Beauty is a book about a horse named Black Beauty, and it’s written from the horse’s own perspective.
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