“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
Yippie, I finally finished a book. Reading, not writing. I think it has been years since I actually read a book in its entirety. I have many books started, but for one reason or another I haven’t been able to finish them. I blame the writer for not being able to grab and maintain my attention. Just kidding of course. I am the guilty one.
All the unread books in my bedroom just keep staring at me. They make me feel that I am not taking advantage of so much knowledge, self discovery, fun. I could be discovering other worlds, in and out. I could be discovering myself. If I can only hang in there past the first few pages.
The book I just finished is the one above: “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”. It is sad, but also charming and fun. I was rooting for Eleanor from the first page. She had an abusive childhood, had no friends and no social skills. Still, I saw myself in her. The writer did a great job at keeping me engaged and wanting to find out what happens next.
I won’t talk too much about it. I am glad I read it, and I would recommend it. Somehow, it made me rediscover the joy of reading.
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ―
Now I am ready to start another book and keep going. I am feeling so ambitious I am thinking of starting 2 books, a fiction and a non-fiction. Too much? Probably. Perhaps I should just stick to one at a time. We shall see.
Where to go now? The next 3 pictures are the books I have on my nightstands. Which one should I choose next? Any suggestions? Some of them I have read more than a few pages, but it has been so long that I have to re-start.
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ―
and no, I am not completely fine. When I things at work cannot get any busier, they do. My co-worker is not back yet. I have asked her to give me an idea of when she plans to return. If it will be much longer I will put her on disability and I will get a temp.
Then, today, I get the news that we are going to be audited again by the regulators. It has been only 3 years since the last one, and they are back again. They are coming to the office only in September, but they already send me a list of requests.
oh well, I am just going to read a book and try to keep stress and fatigue at bay.
Have a blessed weekend you all!