Reading is like a way to search your soul - what it's made of, what's inside it, what's afraid of, what it needs, what it wants... soul searching has brought me to reading.
I love reading different types of books - I don't have a genre or type that I prefer. I read whatever calls for me there in the library. I love getting most of my readings from the library because it's where I let magic happen.
I'm always delighted to be approached by the numerous books that were brought to me this way.
One I really enjoyed by such method - was A WEAK AMERICAN IN RUSSIA & UKRAINE. It was written the way I would have written with 20 years more expat experience and smart cynicism. I totally envied this book. I wish to write A WEAK HALF KOREAN-FILIPINO-AMERICAN IN SOUTH KOREA one day.
I buy books sometimes, only when it's on sale. I love the bargains online. Even for marked up English books in bookstores here, I can still find cheaper books this way through their awesome coupon sales. Getting stacks of books is like being delivered a new you - in advance.
My all time favorite "thank goodness I found you" book, is TOTAL FREEDOM by J. Krishnamurti. This book has changed my life. Many books have, but not as powerful as this one. As soon as I got in 1/6th of the book, I ordered one online (no sale).
I am all for any wisdom and wise words.
Also another favorite of that genre is the essays of MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE.
I also love reading things such "here, this is this way, because it's proven to be so" - or here are the ways it would be because it is linked to this and that.
Some thing of that type, but with wise life anecdotes was A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION by Warren Berger. I love this book. I would have to get a copy of my own when sales hit. A keeper for sure. It sums up my theory of question, question, question!
There were some interesting fun books that got me through reading it like I was hungry for sponge cake. Some books just sucks you up like vacuum.
I also love the delicate beautiful books like THE PAPER GARDEN.
Reading has brought me so many different lights... I can't sum it up in words. I also have to thank the library here for surprising me with so many great books.
Thank goodness for reading.