Whether we admit it or not, most of us live our lives on autopilot. We wake at the same hour, go to the same place of work or worship, talk to the same people, eat at the same restaurants, even watch the same TV show….
But sometimes the evolving terrain of life requires us to evolve with it. When those times come, we usually find ourselves quivering on the
precipice of change as long as we can, because no one wants to dive into the ravine of uncertainty. No one. Only when the pain of being becomes too much do we close our eyes and leap.
Thus begins the first chapter of Richard Paul Evans’ The Mistletoe Secret. Another book to cherish. It’s my 75th book on Goodreads’ 2017 Reading Challenge. I can relate to this book because the story is about a blogger who feels so alone and lonely and she writes what she feels through a blog. She thought no one cares but there was someone out there who continued to read her blog. This is the premise of the book until the guy decided to look for that blogger and you guess it right…there is a happy ever after, but of course. The story line is simple but it has depth of emotions and feelings. It’s been a long time since I read a book by Richard Paul Evans. His writing style is not that complicated but I love how he delves into life in general and relationships in particular. It’s what I like about RPE’s writing.
I am halfway through my committed books to read for this year, 150 in all. One thing with a new book is that you can’t help but smell the pages and no dog-ears please. Use a book marker. I started reading a few excerpts of Mary Oliver’s Upstream when it was published late last year but now that I have my copy, I will enjoy reading her essays.
What have you read lately?