Blessed By Books

I’ve got four books on the go at the moment. I’m currently reading at various times of the day;

  1. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (I like to read this one late at night. I love Nick Carraway’s casual yet intense observations and the theme of obsessive love)
  2. Gather Together In My Name – Maya Angelou (Unputdownable for the most part and effortless reading. She has led such a full life)
  3. Star Trek First Contact – J.M Dillard (Interesting , character driven, lighter reading for the mornings, when I need to relax)
  4. The Brothers Karamazov – Dostoyevsky – Vol. 2 – (I haven’t read Vol. 1 and it starts at page 383, but it’s dark, tense and suspenseful. It also makes me wonder how many times can you drink to Russia? It seems, infinitely).

I don’t usually have so many books on the go at the same time. It’s usually just one or two, but lately, I am blessed by finding great little bookshops in unexpected places and being able to buy some wonderful books. This month, I’m feeling blessed by books.

3 thoughts on “Blessed By Books”

  1. I went to see Maya Angelou speak when I was in college (a lifetime ago!), she was so brilliant and inclusive to all races. She talked about seeing white hippie kids being yelled at by a store owner for sitting with their guitar in front of his place. She stood up for the teens and said, “These are my children! Leave them alone!” I loved that she thought that way. We need heroes like her more than ever.

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    1. I am working my way through all of Maya Angelou’s autobiographies right now. It’s awesome that you saw her speak and that’s a great story. She’s an amazing person and such a good writer.

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