Whether you are a reader or not, there will be something written that can grab you enough to inspire you. If only you find the time and inclination to seek it out and read it!
It’s amazing where you can find reading material – and in so many formats! I’ve put on a book in cassette format while the dishes got done; I’ve learned Italian on my mobile phone, read a paper, a book, prepared for meetings and done research on the bus/train/plain in the streets/on the platform and at the terminal. I’ve also nodded off in my preferred reading chair with a tome in my lap….still not got one of those reading screen gadgets, as I prefer to buy books from whomever I like.
“But how do you find the time if you’re not as traveled as you are?” When the urge to read is bigger than the urge not to read. It’s that simple.
I really don’t like letting anyone down, so it helps to decide on a date to chat about the book. Find your urges and use them in your favour – it’s amazing what you can enjoy with that bit of awareness of what makes you tick.
Having met a fascinating woman who has written a book with another fascinating woman about a fascinating life – I just want to read that book. Can you imagine how much inspiration there could be in that book? It’s “Trading Places” by Natalie Hutchison & Mary Turner Thomson.
It’s the story about Natalie Hutchison who went from abuse to success. To find out more I found a random paragraph early on in the book and again late in the book:
“Everyone would be better off if I was just dead and out of the way. My parents would be happier if I wasn’t around, Paul would not hate me for leaving him if I was dead, and my heartache would go away.” page 11. And page 149: “Just months ago I had been on the verge of collapse and now it had all turned around. Suddenly I didn’t feel like a nobody any more.”
If you are anything like me, maybe you want to read this book and maybe accept my promissory note as I’d accept yours to do so by a date in say 4 weeks? Why don’t you suggest a date in the comment box? First come first serve. The more the merrier.
I bet you have a list of books you’d like to read also and we could read those after.
Inspirational books – here we come!