Thursday, September 16, 2010

Inspiration: {Lovely, lovely books}

{This post actually has a purpose. I am about to share a bit of my day. Ready? Despite today being a cold rainy day, deplete of sunshine, I was actually feeling optimistic and I had an objective... to find a good book to read. The thing is I rarely read any more. Instead, I "treat" myself to reading two or three books during annual beach vacations. So I asked myself, why am I depriving myself of something I love and enjoy doing, even as a young girl...

 ...so off I went to the local goodwill store close to my workplace during my lunch hour. It isn't that I cannot afford to buy new books from a bookstore, I simply like the idea of recycling books and the money spent at goodwill goes to support people in need in the community...

...incredibly, I found four amazing books. They are: "Red Dust" by Gillian Slovo; "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry; "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" by Carson McCullers and the one I am most looking forward to reading... "L'histoire de Pi" (The Life of Pi) by Yann Martel. I have never read "The Life of Pi" and when I saw the french translation of it, I had to purchase it...

...the images of this post are meant to convey my story... image 1) optimism, which I felt today as I set out to fulfill my objective; image 2) pleasure of curling up in a comfortable chair to read and image 3) an imagery analogy of where I hope these books will transport me to, foreign and exotic places.   Have a nice evening, as for me, I'm off to begin reading one of my books!

"Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart." ~ Salman Rushdie.}

8 comments:

  1. Thanks, darling, for sharing a bit of your day with us. So fun to set off knowing exactly what you're looking for. Such an adventure! Love how little tidbits of a blog author's posts put together a picture of a bit of their life for us. xo

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your day with us, doll. The images that you chose for this post are perfect, I see exactly what you were trying to convey with them. They're gorgeous.

    The Carson McCullers book is great. Such a meaningful story.

    Hope you're having a wonderful evening! xoxo

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  3. such a pretty & poetic post! reading always enlightens me^__^

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  4. Thank you ladies ~ hoping you have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

    Linda, xoxo

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  5. A fine balance was one of my favourites -hope you enjoy it!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    xo

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  6. Such a beautiful post... I love the photos and your writing. It has a cozy feeling that I cannot explain. I hope you have a fabulous weekend, Linda, and have a chance to start one, or all of your new found books :)

    xoxo

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  7. i've been reading your blog and a few others for a while now and it inspired my to start my own with a friend. i'd love for you to check it out. Thanks!
    em

    http://octaviagreene.blogspot.com/

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  8. What a gorgeous and inspiring post!

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