Tuesday, November 11, 2014

# 30 For Book Lovers Everywhere

A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.  --Neil Gaiman

Reading is like breathing.  I want (and need, but never have time) to do it every single moment of the day.  Our last trip was a trifecta of book reading with me devouring page after page, delaying the inevitable end of the book, but knowing I can't stop until the final word has been written.  Mr. Sweeney said it best.

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
–Paul Sweeney

Yes, I lost three dear friends in my week of uninterrupted, no dishes to wash, no dinners to make, nose buried in the Kindle kind of care free days.  With stories beginning in China during the Cultural Revolution to France at the end of the war to a plantation in the south, I was able to escape to another world and dream (thank you Mr. Gaiman) about places and people that came alive at the end of someone's pen.  Remarkable, simply remarkable.

The books this week.  Stay tuned for more titles and if you care, please share some of your favorites.

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr--Set in France during the time period of 1940-1944.  Trust me, this story will keep you riveted to your seat.  No spoiler here.

A Hundred Flowers:A Novel by Gail Tsukiuama--Brilliant writing.  A story I did not want to end.  Please, Ms. T., a sequel.

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd--This will make you cringe at the cruelty of humans and at the same time be astonished at the strength of the human spirit.

Thanks for reading # 30 of 7777.

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