“When Proust urges us to evaluate the world properly, he repeatedly reminds us of the value of modest scenes.”
― Alain de Botton, How Proust Can Change Your Life
My goal last year was to really 'get into reading' again.
In 2015, I had set a goal to read 20 books. I actually read 25.
In 2016, I set a goal to read 30 books and I actually read 38.
My goal this year is to read 40 books.
I've only read 5 books so far, and goodreads says that I am 2 books behind schedule. I blame the fact that two of the books I have already read were SUPER long (hello Pride and Prejudice!).
I am currently reading How Proust Can Change Your Life. There are already so many great little quotes that relate to this Slice of Life writing challenge.
Proust embraced the idea of diving in deep to the mundane trivialities of every day life. In his novel In Search Of Lost time, he ruminates for 30 pages about falling asleep. He loves to expand on the mundane minutiae of the every day details.
Last year, I read 5 of the 7 parts in his immense novel. I am hoping to finish the other two parts this year, especially now that I am reading Alain de Botton's ode to Proust.
Reading, writing, puzzles, hiking. It is the simple things that make a happy life.
This is my 'slice of life' blog.
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