Day 5 – An Odd Fact

I Love Books!!

(Even though I can’t really read them anymore)



Ive always enjoyed reading. I used to love getting the Weekly Reader and Troll newsletters (NERD alert!) To date, there are only 2 books I’ve been able to read completely overnight. The first was Night by Elie Wisel which caused me sleepless nights for about a week afterwards. The second was A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, which, I got so engrossed in, I just started reading, and didn’t put it down until the end. That book is something like 500 pages.

(It was during a time in my life when I needed to escape from my world for a little bit.)

There’s no way in the world I could do that now, as MS robbed me of the attention span and the eyesight to do such a thing. I listen to books now and am able to get through them much faster – I have a 1 book every 2 weeks goal. Yup still a nerd. Reading a book “the normal way” as I used to though? A distant pleasant memory.

For very emotional reading give Night, A Fine Balance or The Fault in Our Stars a try.

For the record, I do not recommend A Fine Balance for an escape.

Try Matilda, The Little Prince, or The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series instead.

For a heartwarming read try the Call the Midwife Series or Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

If you like to work out a puzzle while reading give Agatha Christie a try.

If you’re one for Literary Fiction – The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

One more suggestion – always try to read the book in addition to watching the movie! It is almost always better!

Any good book suggestions for me?


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