Book notes

I almost didn’t read this book. A friend said it would be her next read and asked if I wanted to read along with her. I checked some of the reviews and they were not stellar. But this is a good book buddy so I ordered a copy and jumped in. And it is a good story. These sentences caught my attention on the first pages:

“if discontent is your disease, travel is medicine. It resensitizes. It opens you up to see outside the patterns you follow. Because new places require new learning. It forces your childlike self back into action. When you are a kid, everything is new. You notice because you need to.” Jedediah Jenkins, To Shake the Sleeping Self

This is part of the shift I have been chasing. Wake up. Pay attention. Notice because you need to.

I will probably finish this book today and then I will have my first square on my SAH book Bingo card. One down, 24 to go!

By the way, now is a great time to order a book from your favorite independent bookstore.

11 thoughts on “Book notes

  1. I just finished the last book I got from the library before it closed, but found the one in your post as an audio book! Thanks. Sounds like one I’d like.
    Take care.

  2. That sounds like an interesting book. Sometimes a good book buddy is all a book needs. And yes to ordering a book from an independent bookstore.

  3. That sounds like an interesting book! I am reading for the second time In the Garden of Beasts as a companion to Resistance Women which is this month’s book club book, not that we’re meeting at the present. Hope you had a nice Easter!

  4. That’s an intriguing title and a great quote. Indeed, travel broadens the mind and makes us pay attention. it sounds like a great read when one’s own physical horizons are limited for the time being.

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