Today’s Knitting and Crochet Blog Week writing prompt encourages us to “turn the attention from the things we make to the things that make us.”
Me, I love to read. I always have and I always will. I love the classics, new releases and all points in between. I love new book stores, used book stores and spending time at the library. Any genre will do, so long as the story is well-written and engaging. If I don’t like a story, I have no problem putting the book down and moving on to the next one.
I was stuck in the reading doldrums, re-reading the same old favourites for the millionth time when a good friend decided to start a book club and asked me if I would like to join. I am so glad that I did! The book club has encouraged me to read books I would never have read on my own and has given me a reason to push through the difficult parts. I have always avoided books that are described as being heart-wrenching or tragic, but I am finding I like these types of books more and more as I get older.
My favourite book club book so far is The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.
This quote from the book is one of my favourites:
“Once upon a time, there was a boy. He lived in a village that no longer exists, in a house that no longer exists, on the edge of a field that no longer exists, where everything was discovered, and everything was possible. A stick could be a sword, a pebble could be a diamond, a tree, a castle. Once upon a time, there was a boy who lived in a house across the field, from a girl who no longer exists. They made up a thousand games. She was queen and he was king. In the autumn light her hair shone like a crown. They collected the world in small handfuls, and when the sky grew dark, and they parted with leaves in their hair.