5/6/13

Blind Curves - Linda Crill

3 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
After eighteen months of following one-size-fits-all advice for a 57-year-old widow, Linda Crill was still miserable. In a moment of rebellion, she traded her corporate suits for motorcycle leathers and committed herself to a 2,500-mile road trip on a Harley, without knowing how to ride.

Four short weeks later, Linda joined two men and another woman for a white-knuckled, exhilarating road trip along America’s Pacific Northwest coast from Vancouver, Canada, to the wine country of Mendocino, California. Along the way she encountered washed-out mountain roads, small town hospitality, humming redwoods, and acceptance from gentle souls who happened to have
tattoos and piercings. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Linda Crill is a sought-after Washington DC area executive, consultant and international speaker who has worked with Citigroup, Cadbury-Mott’s, Goldman Sachs and Marriott International, Inc., as well as many other Fortune 100 companies, universities, non-profits, and government departments and agencies. 

Today, Crill, a mother of three, lectures and writes on how to manage change and reinvent yourself, your life and your business. “Discoveries,” she says,” are waiting to be found around each blind curve.”

MY REVIEW -
This is a very encouraging book. It makes you think if a 57 year old woman can learn to ride a motorcycle and ride cross country, what can I do? It proves that age really has no limits and neither does gender as far as that goes. I loved that she was older and I loved that she was a woman! I say - Good for her!
This book was a little slow in spots that why I gave it 3 stars. I also expected a little more descriptions about the places they went. There were a few but mostly it was all about the bike the riders and things that happened on the road - this was all very descriptive!
But still very good and still very interesting.

Here are a few good quotes -
"Suddenly I was flat on the asphalt, pinned down by the 500-pound motorcycle, crushing my right leg. Disoriented, I wondered where I was. Shock waves radiated up through my body."

"It's impossible to look at someone on a motorcycle and know what they do for a living. A man riding an old heritage-style motorcycle, wearing a well-worn jacket covered with skulls and crossbones over a muscle shirt that has seen better days, is as likely to be a corporate executive as a machine welder. And just as at a masquerade party, no one asks what a person does for a living, it's immaterial."

"The blind curves faced on this road trip had been filled with fears that needed to be surfaced, heard and then gently honored as they faded, leaving room for new feelings and discoveries. Around these curves previous self-centered boundaries were erased. Each day on this trip my world  became wider. As a motorcyclist, I viewed my world with beginner eyes. ~ I loved this quote!
Very nice read with no swearing, no sex. And with Lots of heartfelt adventure. Take a ride with Linda on her bike in this true story of one woman's excitement in starting her life over again - on a motorcycle!
Also I wanted to say , this is a very good quality book! Nice thick pages and a beautiful glossy cover.

Thank you  "Cadence Group" for sending me this book to read and give an honest review!

Get it from Amazon - HERE

THE GIVEAWAY -
I am giving away my paperback copy of this book!
To enter to win -
*Please use the form below
*Please be from either the US or Canada
*Please comment on this post if you would like an extra entry.
*Please only enter your info once (I will add the bonus entry).
*Winner will be chosen on 5/14/13
 

4 comments:

  1. Sounds excellent.
    Like something my mother in law could really dig.
    Great review.

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  2. Sounds like something I'd enjoy. Thanks for the extra entry

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  3. Wow! I can't WAIT to read this! I love that cover, too ; )
    I wonder what kind of events or people inspired the author while writing this book!?
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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  4. This book is just to good. Here I thought I was really old and Linda goes on a motorcycle road trip at 57. I guess there is still some hope for me. I would love to read this book. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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