Opening a book

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

The Perfect CoupleThe 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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Reading makes you dumb?

This comment has been going around my online book club.  It raised discussion, but most of the discussion was about how wrong the original author was.  A lot of the comments were about how the author’s comment muddied up the thoughts in the brains of the book group members.

I don’t really read for knowledge.  I read for entertainment.  I don’t read to write more books.  I don’t write expecting to give knowledge to anyone.

The final decision was that the author is just attention seeking and trying to get others to talk about him.  It seems that it worked.

What are you reading Wednesday #1

 

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.

 

What a mess

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.

Prepping for vacation

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…