Monday, November 19, 2012

Book Blogger Confessions-Giving Thanks (Monday, November 19, 2012).

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Question; Giving thanks: Is there a book that you are thankful you have read? Maybe it has changed your life in a small or even a large way, or made you see things in a different perspective.

Answer: A book that changed my life is Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko.  I took an online class on Native American Spirituality and this is one of the books that we discussed.  Something odd happened while I was reading it.  It was as if the message of the book suddenly infused itself into me.  My teacher for this course, David Brandstein, often talked of the connection between all life and although I understood this concept, when I read Ceremony, it was as if the book showed it to me, with it's story and with it's message.
Other books that I am grateful for are several books by Charles de Lint. Before I found his books, I had imagined certain concepts, story lines of other magical worlds hiding in plain sight if only we could be open enough to see them. His books are all about that. When I started reading them I felt an overwhelming wonder that I had finally found an author who saw into my soul.  It's like he showed me what writing, imagination and inspiration can be like.  This might sound overdramatic, but it is very true.

So tell me, what books are you thankful for?


Smash Attack Ash said...

Wow. It sounds like you had a very personal, soulful experience with these books!

Julie@My5monkeys said...

wow I haven't heard of those books and it sounds like wonderful spiritual experience was had with those books. I mentioned my fave today too.

Jenny said...

I know you're a huge fan of Charles de Lint, I really need to give him a try and see what his books are all about. There's nothing better than finding a book you really connect to, and want to read over and over again just so you never have to stop experiencing it:)

Karen said...

Sometimes you can hear the same message everywhere but it takes the right messenger to make it connect. I'm glad you've had that experience.

I forgot to mention the Tao of Pooh in my post but yours just made me think of it.

I know you've said I am "chill" lol and that book is the reason why. It made me take a look at life and what's important but through the innocent eyes of Pooh, Tigger and company :-)

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I feel so under-read reading everyone's answers today! I haven't read any of these either but I love books that just stick with you!

Kimberly @ Midnight Book Girl said...

I'm feeling really shallow right now because I can't think of a single book that really changed me. That's so awesome that you had that experience with Ceremony!

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

The Last Lecture helped me realize that there's really no point in sweating the small stuff, that material goods are nice but not something that should consume me, and that I want to be a Tigger and not an Eeyore. It made me realize that too often I have been an Eeyore, so I've tried to be more in the moment and find the happy in every day.

Great question! I do like to think every books leaves a small impression, and I think being a reader really does open people up to other people's struggles.

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