A book that I am grateful for
This is the topic chosen for this 30-day gratitude post. You can find the complete list here.
I have mentioned before that I do like fiction the likes of John Grisham, Ken Follet, Michael Crichton, etc. I also like reading short stories especially when we have subjects that require us to read.
I also grew up reading devotionals for kids and for adults. There were also magazines back then like Reader's Digest and Health & Home that keeps me entertained.
I have written a post back then in Steemit about our mini library. Feel free to check My entry to What's in your library challenge ❓ by WizarDave.
These photos were taken from that post.
Sadly, these all perished in the fire except maybe for some bibles and other books.
So the question on the prompt is about a book that I am grateful for that I have read it.
I wanted to say the Bible for that was what our mom would make us read and at the same time it is mostly where the teaching in our school was based. There were many lessons that one can learn from the Bible and those lessons are applicable all the time especially the 10 commandments.
I wanted to say Shogun by James Clavell. It's about the life in Japan during the 1600s set during the samurai era. I get to see Japan in a different perspective when I read that. There is a certain fascination about Japan that attracts me.
I wanted to say John Grisham's books although I cannot be particular about the books I have read because I forgot all about them.
There's also Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander trilogy. That was one of the trilogies that I got hooked on right away.
I could say Harry Potter series for that brought me to the land of magic.
I also like Michael Crichton's Timeline where I get to travel to 14th century France about kings, knights, swords, castles, etc.
Dan Brown is another controversial author that I have read especially The Da Vinci Code. I remember the film being too controversial that it was not shown in some of the cinemas here because it goes against the Catholic Church.
I could list more of the books but I really couldn't recall them in particular.
Reading a book is like traveling. I think that is one of the reasons why I like to travel. Reading lets your imagination wander and wonder. Photos that I saw on books fascinated me and made me wish one day I could travel to those places.
That is what I am grateful for about reading a book, igniting something in you, a goal, a dream, a passion but most of all, you learn or unlearn.
This photo that I used as my lead image was just part of a mural painted on the wall of a cafe here in the city. This is for Blue Friday. I like patterns behind the woman and I like the blue hues.
Any plans for the weekend? I hope you stay safe and have a good one!