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Gratitude: Day 14 and books

If you are reading this, you like to read. There is so much out there now. On the internet, old books, new books, magazines…

When I go into someone’s home, one of the first things I do is look at their bookshelves if they are available. Don’t you think the books are a secret view into a part of their personality? They are an indication of priority and interest. I haven’t kept all of the books through the years. I hand them off but a few I keep around. I may want to go back to it. I’m sure I took notes in it…Most have little asides that I couldn’t help but add. I guess I have to comment even to the author…

Lately, my morning ritual includes The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo. It is a daily read, a great way to start the day with a perspective from someone who has been following a very different life path.

I love murder mysteries, conspiracy stories, historical fiction. One of my favorites is, One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus. Just recently I joined a book club and am reading books I probably wouldn’t have picked up on my own. Bill O’Reilly’s, Killing Lincoln took me to the Civil War period, my dad’s favorite time in history. A girlfriend suggested a favorite of hers, Tracks by Louise Erdrich. The list goes on and on and it might be fun to write more about books and hear from you what some of your favorites are. Aren’t we all just looking for the next great book?

This entry was published on March 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm. It’s filed under Gratitude and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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