As promised, let the geekery begin with my first ever Talk Nerdy to Me Tuesday post! I am attempting to read 52 books in a year (before my next birthday). What prompted such an idea? This book:
I just happened to be in Borders looking for my good friend, Meagan's, birthday gift and I stumbled upon this. Admittedly it was Tolstoy's name that caught my eye. I love Russian Lit, though I have never finished a Russian text (be for real-- they're LOOONG). So, when I picked this up and it said something about, "The perfect gift from one bookworm to another," I thought-- "Sweet!" I was intrigued, though. "I'll just see how it starts before I mail it off." Well, you know the rest of the story. I finished it instead. The book is a mini memoir of Sankovitch's life after the untimely death of her sister. (She read a book a day for a year!) I cried and laughed-- that kind of thing. As I read:
"Literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living." ~Cyril Connolly
...I thought of a discussion I had recently with another good friend about going through the grieving process when one has a special needs child: how it's not like you have a sick child who will get better over the weekend, but a child that you'll be dealing with his difficulties for the rest of his life. When I was younger, I escaped out of life through literature, which wasn't exactly healthy. Now, I plan to find similarities with others, change and grow in the year to come.
What books were your favorite as a kid?
Do you think you could read a book a day for a year? (I read WAY too slow!)