It’s good to be back.
I haven’t been feeling well the past days so blogging has taken a back seat. Arrggh…the aches and pains of getting old. It’s quite nice to read other people’s thoughts once again and look at the lovely photos after a self-imposed absence from blogging. Sometimes, I feel so lazy to even boot the computer and check my e-mails. I just checked my stats and saw some previous posts which kept appearing on my most read/top posts. This blog entry is actually my 1675th one. I think I’ve already covered almost every subject that I wanted to share in cyberspace.
In between taking naps now and then and drinking lots and lots of water and buko juice (young coconut juice), I’ve finished three books in four days. I would have wanted to visit Nissa’s family last weekend but I always find it a challenge to commute on my own. Nate had fever too, so with Nissa so we survived on Viber, Skype and text messages. Thank God we are okay now. Hopefully, we could be together either on Saturday or Sunday to celebrate Josef’s 31st birthday.
A friend recently commented on one of my notes at FB about the books I have on my list. I couldn’t remember how many books I’ve read before including those of Nissa’s that she used to collect (Charmed series, Sweet Valley High and Sweet Valley University). You would probably classify them now as YA books, chick lit or contemporary ones. I grew up on M & B when I was in high school and all books were borrowed from the library. I have some all-time favorites though. They taught me so many things. Here’s my short list:
1. Markings – Dag Hammarskjold
2. Seasons in the Sun – Rod McKuen
3. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten – Robert Fulghum
4. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint Exupery
5. The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
6. Tuesdays With Morrie – Mitch Albom
7. Letting Go – Morrie Schwartz
8. The Heart of Loving – Eugene Kennedy
9. Gift from the Sea – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
10. Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Richard Bach
11. Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am – John Powell
12. Simple Moments – Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD
13. Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White
14. I Like You Just Because – Albert Nimeth, OFM
15. Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl
16. The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
17. Embraced By the Light – Betty J. Eadie
18. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It – Robert Fulghum
19. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
20. Grow Something Besides Old – Laurie Beth Jones
I actually blogged about this on 15 Books, 15 Minutes years ago (list of 15 books you can recall in 15 minutes). I hope you’re not getting bored reading a blog post all about books. I just started on my second book of Lisa Genova called Love Anthony and it’s about autism. Remember Still Alice?