Things have been hectic. But that seems to be the pace of things now, frantic. I guess we adjust; we learn to run faster. Oddly, I picked books to start this month which are set in the past rather than hectic present.
I finished the reading of Seamus Deane's Reading in the Dark, on a plane early in the month. It was a coming of age tale about the mystery of family, how we truly don't know even those we are closest to, how we are all strangers made up of unspoken secrets and judgments. It reminded me of my maternal family. I didn't like it. While I love a mystery, this one may have just been too close to home to be engaging.
Next, I started a book titled A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle. It's eminently quotable.
- "Stories were the only thing the poor owned. A poor man, he gave himself a life."
Take-away - Slow down. Rest. The world will still be here.
Like this? You might enjoy a few other posts about books I've read - check out the On the Shelf area of this blog.
Bonus: Also in February I created a few bookish things. Here's one. A digital book. My gift to you. Enjoy!