Just wanted to share how two book-related incidents this week really helped me over a tough patch:
1) Bookmarks magazine. My first copy arrived, and right before bed, at the end of a trying and exhausting day, in lieu of my regular reading, I leafed through the copy. Wow! Where have I been all this time?? And I know I found this from one of the blogs I regularly read. I am not sure whose, but I suspect Iliana at Bookgirl’s Nightstand. Whoever the blogger was (or bloggers were), many thanks! I’m addicted. And, for others whose interest is piqued, click here to reach the Bookmarks homepage.
2) Awhile back, when I was undergoing some stress (seems to be a recurring theme, alas), a blogger recommended the book, Full Catastrophe Living. (I believe the blogger in question is the wonderful Litlove.) At any rate, I bought it and looked at it, and somehow, it got buried in the pile by my nightstand. Well, two days ago, I had a “dark night of the soul” kind of experience — you know, like eating broccoli: you don’t like it but it’s good for you. I woke up in the middle of the night and needed comfort from a book. Lo and behold, I saw the book’s spine at the bottom of a huge pile, winking at me, and I pulled it out. Well, it was the right words at the right time. I heartily recommend this book for anyone who suffers from chronic pain, stress, or is undergoing any stormy period. Even if you don’t read it right away, you can always pull it from your shelf when you need it.
Happy Easter and Happy Spring to all! (P.S. Check out Amazon.com — apparently, they sold out of kindle!)