Every time I walk into my office I see a wall of books.
As I search the shelves and locate a book it takes me back to the time it came into my life.
And I often search through my various reading apps and discover the many books which I've yet to start and finish! Too often they are forgotten and how delighted I am when we reconnect!
We are the books we read!
Whether it be the content, the delight at the time of receiving the book, the act of selecting (making a decision) to purchase a book, a quote you revisit or a story memorized - books imprint themselves into the fabric of our being.
There are many books which I could list which have built the framework which my experiences cling to but that's not the intent of this quick post. It's the love of books, the chapters they create in our lives and memories they deliver which I value and I'm sure they do for you to (if you're still reading this Blog!)
I indulged in a recent holiday - no plans, no cooking, just me and a novel! Based in history and in an unfamiliar geographic landscape I enjoyed escaping for short periods. However, I found myself in conversation (in my head) analysing and comparing context and adapting lessons!
We are the books we read.
I hope you become a part of me when you read my book! (Better stop reading and start writing it!)