The unbearable pressure to choose a good book. The extreme frustration of starting a book and never finishing it because you just couldn't 'get into it'. The sorrow of finishing a book or a series, and accepting the fact that those characters will never get a sequel, their story is over. READING!!!
How do you pick a book that is both entertaining and worthwhile?
Is everything you read worthwhile?
Are some books a waste of time?
Should a book make you think? Should it change your mind?
Choosing what to read next is a daunting task.
It is hard for me to find books that I can't put down...AND that make me think. It is usually one or the other. A friend in my book club loves the book 100 Years of Solitude. She generally suggests good books for us to read, so I put this one on my list when I found it for $2 at a used book store.
The book was in rough shape. After a couple of chapters, the cover fell off. The edges of it were crumbly and the pages yellowed and musty. It was a book that I could not put down.
When we went to breakfast, I did not look through my phone, I read my book while waiting for our food. While driving through town, I did not look out the window, I read my book. It kept my attention and made me think.
The reoccurring themes in this story intrigued me. The author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez won the Nobel Prize for Love in the Time of Cholera so he knows how to tell a story.
Made me really think about my 97-year-old grandmother living in Helena, Montana. How am I similar to her? How does my life relate to her legacy? How does my mothers? My mom's mother's? What if we lived in the same house? We've only met a few times, so I only know her from photos....but what if we interacted each day?
Is our life directed by fate or by chance? Anyway, I just love books that make you think. This book definitely made me think about my outlook on life.
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