The Bookie Man
“A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.“~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958
You got that right, Willie!
Reading expands the mind, opens up new horizons of thought and puts the kabosh on boredom.
When I read, I get enveloped in the characters, the descriptions of the scenery and surroundings and pretty much place myself into the shoes of the characters.
It allows me to experience what they are going through. My imagination brings the authors words to life.
That is what a well written book should do.
I have begun to expand my reading experiences by reading novels that have been translated into English from whatever language the author originally wrote it in.
In the last few days I have read-
They. Are. Amazing.
Here is an excerpt that starts the novel-
Second on the list is-
An author out of Mexico weaves a tale of murder and cover up involving police and political corruption. An old case is revisited when a murder of a journalist resembles the murders of 4 young girls who supposed killer has been incarcerated for over 20 years.
This novel took me on a trip through the eyes of many characters. Each section retells the story of murder and corruption from their point of view.
Twisty, turny, very hard to put down until the end. I had to read it twice to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
Now I am changing pace and satisfying my love of history….particularly the life of Abraham Lincoln.
The author researched for over 7 years using letters and documents from Lincoln’s life.
After I finish my history lesson, I have a few more books to choose from.
Open the cover
Expand your mind.
Put the kabosh on boredom.
Get it? Got it?