Hia, day 7!
What’s on your current reading list? Or what have you read that you recommend?
I’m an avid reader, always with several books on the go. Thankfully friends from home have been sending me care packages (books, lots of books, and mint chocolate Aeros and Earl Grey tea), so my reading obsession is in fully fuelled mode.
I’m such an avid reader, we’re such avid readers, I’ve broken it down in to categories (all very organised!):
Physical books for pleasure:
– Anna Karenina, Tolstoy. The thinking woman’s soap opera. Can see why it’s called the perfect novel.
– Stoner by John Williams. Flawless. Knocked my socks right off and kept me up all night last night (it’s blinding in its beautiful simplicity).
– Ingenious Pain, Andrew Miller. So deliciously, delicately, perfect!
Physical books for work:
– The happiness of pursuit, Chris Guillebeau. Great concept.
– The law of divine compensation, Marianne Williamson. She is a hero. And I don’t use that word lightly.
– One simple act, Debbie Macomber. Beautiful, beautiful, book about discovering the power of generosity.
– The gift of thanks, Margaret Visser. Immaculately researched.
Internets for pleasure:
– brainpickings – delightful articles by Maria Popova. Another hero and, again, I don’t use that word lightly.
Does an audio book count?
I know why the caged bird sings, Maya Angelou. The mother of all my heroes. Read by Dr. Angelou herself. My, what wings she gives me.
Bedtime books for the littles:
– One fish two fish. Oh, Dr. Seuss. The belly laughs you provoke!
– The Little Prince, Saint Exupery. Read, to me, chapter by chapter, by my eight year old. It takes on a whole new meaning when it’s read to me in the sweetest little voice I ever did hear.
And, last but certainly not – as the saying goes – least:
The Bible. I very recently had my first very powerful ‘encounter’ with God and am starting to dip in to the Bible [I’m a deeply spiritual person and was a non believer until recently]. I’ve found great solace in some of the Psalms.
Rumi’s poems. My, the man was a Genius – with a capital G. [And I certainly don’t use that word lightly ;)]
Can’t wait to see what all you Blog-tember girls are reading!