Sunday, April 28, 2013
Writers block? A Book review
A death of someone who is so important in your life
can do strange things to you.
For me, the writers block has got to end.
So today, I am going to attempt to write a blog
here in hopes I can get some good stuff back to share with all.
I am trying to get back to my reading love again which
has also been hard but is back full steam.
I am a JODI PICOULT lover.
Meaning I love her books, her style of writing.
Her newest one I bought for the ipad a few weeks ago
and am finally really getting into the meat of the story.
I am slowly reading it as it is deep with so many messages
in there for us all.
Her writing in the book is about a damaged female baker
who befriends an older man who has been a soldier
in Hitler's army, responsible for many deaths of the holocaust.
Jodi writes and leaves so many messages in her stories.
For instance, She explains the characters love for vintage books;
"TRUE, YOU COULDN'T GO IN THERE AND FIND THE
LATEST BESTSELLER, BUT WHEN YOU HELD
ONE OF THOSE VOLUMES IN YOUR HANDS,
YOU WERE LEAFING THROUGH ANOTHER PERSON'S LIFE.
SOMEONE ELSE HAD ONCE LOVED THAT STORY, TOO.
SOMEONE ELSE HAD CARRIED THAT BOOK IN A BACKPACK
DEVOURED IT OVER BREAKFAST,
MOPPED UP THAT COFFEE STAIN AT A PARIS CAFE',
CRIED HERSELF TO SLEEP AFTER THAT LAST CHAPTER.
THE SCENT OF THEIR STORE WAS
DISTINCTIVE; A SLIGHT DAMP MILDEW, A PINCH
OF DUST. TO ME, IT WAS THE SMELL OF HISTORY.
Oh that explains exactly how I feel of all old things
whether it be books or something for my home,
I always wonder, where did this live before here?
I go into old second hand bookstores or libraries
and pull books off the shelves to thumb through them to
see if I can find any tidbits of other owners or readers.
Sometimes I will find a book mark, a writing inside the book,
old mail. I was the geek in school who always had
to look at the names in my school books to see who had
the book the years before me.
As I dig and ponder in antique shops I wonder about
the previous owners. If these things could talk what stories
would they tell?
More from this most awesome book.
If you looking for a new read, this one is great!