A happy Sunday to you! It’s been a wonderful week,working with the children for three days and then a two day staff retreat, part of it spent walking silently through the woods in the rain looking at moss and lichen with a tiny hand lens and part of it spent walking silently through a beautiful labyrinth much like the one in the image below. Restful, peaceful and inspiring.
I abandoned a book this week. I’ve written about abandoning books before, but this was not a book I knew I didn’t want to read after twenty pages. It was a book I had found interesting and wanted to finish. True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey won the Man Booker Prize in 2001 and has been short-listed for and awarded many other prizes. It grabbed me from the beginning. I wanted to love it. I kept picking it up and reading a few pages and finding myself skimming or struggling. Maybe it’s the dialect that kept throwing me off, but I’ve read and enjoyed many books written in dialect. Maybe it’s the mistreatment of women and children. I just couldn’t figure out what was causing my discomfort. I kept turning to other books. I finally decided to return it to the library and try again at another time. There are just to many wonderful books I want to read right now…
Has this happened to you? Did you struggle through to the end or did you abandon the book, maybe planning to read it later?
I wish you all a wonderful week. To find out about Sunday Salon visit this link.