Off Cycle Book Club With Some Reflection ~ 8/15/21

On the first Fridays of the month (I reserve the last Friday for #WATWB), I write a review of a book I’ve recently read. I am digging out of a backlog of previously read gems because my neurosis to only post one book a week only in chronological order has me reading ahead of what I am able to write about. I could slow my pace to catch up the writing with the reading but what fun is that? I’m finally reading again regularly for FUN or escapism after a brief hiatus invoked by the pandemic. That, the reading for pleasure, I won’t give up. A girl has to be passionate about some things. Am I right ?!?!?!?

The italicized word is me being passive aggressive and not letting go of a comment written to me last week. At least I own it. How can I improve if I don’t acknowledge my flaws? The stinging will end soon enough. I have already partially moved on.

On to better things. Yesterday while savoring all the wonderful #SoCS entries, I stumbled across this post from Lakshmi Bhat. The Francis Bacon quote does well to explain what I was having trouble putting into words. The words I LOVE so much. A perk of WordPress (love it or leave it) is how the platform unites us. I would never have stumbled across Mukhamani otherwise. The geographic separate alone would have prevented us from meeting each other.

Now for the cherry on top of the whipped cream of the chocolate sundae, here is the quote:

β€œSome books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.”

Francis Bacon

I’d simply say I don’t read books, I inhale them. Now I can say I eat them. Haha! or YUMMY πŸ™‚

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.

As always, more to come.

6 thoughts on “Off Cycle Book Club With Some Reflection ~ 8/15/21

  1. I am so glad the quote struck a chord. It is one of my favourite quotes. I too loves books. I love blogging because it brings me into contact with like minded people from different parts of the world. Thank you

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