This is a wonderful poem about how reading can change you. I loved it and felt that I had to share. It is along the lines of this post, but says nothing about knowledge. Just that books can change you.
I have read some books that stick with me for a long time. I will randomly think of certain passages in a book and be reminded of how it made me feel. Occasionally I’ll change the way I think about things.
Even when I reflect on how bad a book was, it makes me think. I think about what could have been better. I think about what went wrong. I think about the good parts of the story.
Each book has something for me to think about and each book changes me. I welcome the changes.
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I got into this book right away. About a third of the through, I had it figured out. I thought. I did not. I suspected what happened at several points in the book. I really didn’t have it fully figured out until the last chapter.
I enjoyed being in suspense the whole time. The book kept me captivated. I am going to have to find more of the author’s books.
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When I started this blog in October, I thought it was going to go the way of my other blogs. I used to blog sporadically, and then give up on it. I think I just hadn’t figured out the right topic for me.
I go off topic a lot, but I generally stick to book and getting myself to “normal.” It just clicked when I found my topic and allowed myself to go off topic a little.
I have been enjoying writing the blog more than I thought I would. I never thought I would get to 300 posts, but here we are! I am grateful for all of you who follow and like regularly. Thanks for reading!
I have many draft posts ready to go. I am prepping for my upcoming trip. I have posts that are ready to post, but I am waiting on them. I have some that just have titles. I have some that are partially written. I have the prep work done for some of the challenges, but I need to read the books, still. I have to decide which books are going with me, too.
I am sorting and writing and basically just wading through the mess. It will be beautiful when I am finished, but you can’t see the mess that is in the background. It will get sorted out and completed by the end of the month, I think.
I am currently reading a murder mystery. I was about 1/3 of the way through the book when it hit me that I knew what happened. I am so frustrated that I figured it out already, but I am going to finish it anyhow. I am now about halfway through, and I am hoping I’m wrong. but all signs seem to point to me being right.
I got up after playing with the Nintendo Switch. I had put my phone and the controller down next to the book stack. As I left the room, I heard a noise. I knew exactly what it was before I even looked. The book stack had fallen over. I came back into the room and my pillow and the part of the bed where I sit were covered in books. I had to restack them so that they aren’t so wobbly. I seriously need to start reading them instead of adding to them.
This one was an easy choice.
I would definitely choose D. Getting paid to read would be great!
If I’m getting paid to read, then i wouldn’t have to worry about A.
Not every book can be amazing, so, B is out.
I don’t really have a favorite character, so C is out.