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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I am always reading multiple books at a time. Here are the books I plan on finishing this week:
The Perfect Couple I plan on finishing this for both of my group challenges this week.
Educated I plan on reading this for my Vegas book club. We all hated the previous book, so we changed mid month.
Google Your Husband Back I am reading this one just for fun, but I am sure it will fit into my group challenges somewhere.
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 a call early this morning from the place that is taking the car for donation. After a couple of phone calls, I managed to schedule the car pickup for 4pm today!
I also made an appointment with the vet for Mini, who has an infected toe. She goes in tomorrow afternoon, but it’s on the books.
I still have a long list of things to do before my trip, but the big things are being accomplished. I have a lot of little things to do, but I can fit them in here and there before the trip. I did write everything down, so there’s a chance I’ll remember to do them.
I have an upcoming vacation. I am doing the last minute things, even though it’s not really last minute yet.
I went to purchase what I need for the trip. I haven’t quite finished, but I got the majority done.
I tried to get a mani pedi done, but I ended up getting called in to go to work, so only the pedi got done.
I got to work and finished up on record time. Then I went to buy sunglasses for the trip. I am almost ready! I am planning on getting the manicure soon.
I also found a lot of memes and book related photos to write about when I’m away. I am sure I’ll have time to write, so I’ll publish when I’m back. At least I don’t have to think about what I’m going to write about. I’ll figure out other topics, too, while I’m away. Always thinking…
I am back on track. Actually, a book ahead of being on track! I feel like I am making progress. I haven’t figured out what I am going to start next, though. I am in Goodread challenges for the next couple of months, and they require me to read at least a book a week. That’ll keep me on track!