I saw something on Pinterest the other day that said something like “Just bought some new books, and immediately wants to buy MORE new books.” I tried to find the meme, but alas I have been unable to locate it, or anything like it.
That being said if you are like that phrase then you and I have something very much in common. I love books! I have three bookshelves full of books. Some I have read, some I haven’t, but I am always adding to my collection.
So if you are like me, and looking for a few new books to add to your collection, allow me to make some suggestions on books you should read in April.
Vagabonding is a fantastic book about travel, the way we live, and the way we see the world around us.
A Favorite Quote – “In this way, we end up spending (as Thoreau put it) “the best part of one’s life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it.” We’d love to drop all and explore the world outside, we tell ourselves, but the time never seems right. Thus, given an unlimited amount of choices, we make none. Settling into our lives, we get so obsessed with holding on to our domestic certainties that we forget why we desired them in the first place.”
I recently read this for a second time, and I am so glad I did. I picked up details I never saw the first time I read it. Granted the first time I read Vagabonding was on the floor of Powell’s Bookstore in Portland, OR.
Tricked – If you are not familiar with Kevin Hearne or his writing allow me to take this opportunity to introduce you. Kevin is a fantastic author, and his Iron Druid series is one of my all time favorite fictional stories.
Favorite Quote – “He didn’t want to know what I was going to do with those granny panties. Surprisingly, Granuaile did. “Sensei, what were you going to do with those marshmallows and panties?””
Kevin is also very active on Twitter, and I have had the pleasure of having a back and forth conversation with him a time or two.
Bliss: Writing To Find Your True Self was a very interesting read/project. The book itself is written in such a way as to be more a workbook then a sit down and read kind of book. However Katherine Ramsland does an excellent job.
I initially picked this book up because it was such a different kind of writing to Katherine’s usual. As an author of thrillers, and psychological books on serial killers, it seemed out of place that she would write a book on bliss, but as I mentioned above she did a terrific job!
Favorite Quote “The truth is, finding our bliss is not automatic, in part because our culture discourages us from paying attention to our inner voices.”
I hope you like my suggestions for April reading. What are your reading suggestions for April?