Oh hello! I almost feel like I have to reintroduce myself because it’s been quite a while since I’ve last published a blog post. Life has just been going on I guess. So many aspects of my life have changed since I graduated. Even though many things are new and can be scary – these new changes are exciting. Because I’ve had so much going on in my life, I’ve actually rediscovered my love for reading. Reading has created a safe and well known space where I can escape from change, uncertainty and imbalance. It has essentially made me feel grounded.
Seeing the books, I’ve read, together has made me realise, that they are somewhat linked. They share themes of finding oneself, accepting and appreciating diversity and lastly of hope. They’ve each contributed to make me feel seen, heard and accepted.
The first book I want to mention is ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ by Charlie Mackesy. This book was gifted to me by some very special people in my family and it therefor has absolutely priceless value to me. I adore the people who gifted it to me, and I adore the book as well.
To those of you who havn’t heard of this book I’ll try and describe it for you. This masterpiece is an illustrated tale of four characters; The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. They each have their characteristics and inner battles. What’s so beautiful about this book is first of all the illustrations, but secondly it’s the way these characters help and listen to each other despite their differences, which, let’s be honest, is something we all could learn from. It’s an easy read, but author Charlie Mackesy still manages to create a univers, which one does not wish to leave. I highly recommend it!
This too is an easy read, however, that does not mean it has less value. This book, this woman and this milestone in history is truly phenomenal. I am in no way embarrassed when I tell you that my eyes where filled with tears during Amanda Gorman’s literary performans at the inauguration of Joe Biden. Simple words, but yet so meaningful and powerful. I must say my favourite lines are:
“For there is always light,
If only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it”Amanda Gorman
This book is really special too. This book taught me a lot about the differences between generations and cultures. It made me smile and it made me cry. What I really like about this book is that each chapter is narrated by a different character, which I find really special because you (the reader) get to know the characters from their own point of view and not from a main character’s. In continuation, the book offers an interesting and well-made frame, but it is the reader that has to paint the picture. A job that some may find uninteresting but others find intriguing.
Thank you so much for reading this post. I hope you found some book inspiration, as that was the purpose of this blog post. If you enjoyed this post please make sure to give it a like and let me know in the comments, what you’ve recently read – especially if you have any good book recommendations (I would love to know).
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