I believe there is.
This blog seems to have fallen into two different areas, with different audiences. My mind even puts them in separate camps when I write.
I’ve spent considerable time today thinking about the relationship between Life Story and Books …. not by design, it just happened. Maybe all this thinking was triggered by the few pages read while investigating a book to download – “The Mystery – Finding True Love in a World of Broken Lovers” by Lacey Sturm. (a book I am very much looking forward to reading)
At the end of the day I’ve had to admit, while not everyone is wanting to think about both, the subjects of life and books are intertwined,
The reason I think this is:
- We all have a story, we all face good times and bad, age has very little bearing on when either will happen.
- Many of us find reading to be a refuge in our troubled places, our love of reading becomes deeper than ever.
- We may seek help by reading books related to our situations, other times a character in a story will say or do something that strikes a chord and changes our perspective, a little.
- However it goes, in good times and bad, books are a major part of a readers life. Books and life, intertwined.
I will admit, writing about books is much easier – and more fun. Writing about my story – definitely harder. I do it because there is someone out there needing to know they aren’t alone in the their struggle. And….for those who have yet to face hard places,……. maybe they will remember something helpful when they do.
“Into every life a little rain must fall” I’m not sure who said it but it’s true. Another truth, “this too shall pass”. Both the good and the bad. Just hold on. And read a good book!
Several more books
The Gin Palace Trilogy – The Bone Orchard book 2, The Gin Palace book 3 – Daniel Judson I liked the first two books the best, the third one felt like he was just trying to get it done.
Beastly Charm: a contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast – Jennifer Youngblood, and Sandra Poole … an enjoyable read