So then I started to read.. and read some more… and some more. As a lover of the written word, I read pretty much anything and everything that peaks my interest. Letizia of Reading Interrupted is nodding right now along with me, I’m sure. The past few months have been no exception as I delved into poetry, short stories, and even a read on mythology. Here are reviews of some of the book I read lately.
Heartspeak: God and Love
This book is written by one of my favorite poets, Sylvester L. Anderson. He is an Indie writer who I connected with at Syl65’s Blog.
His collection of poems is so beautiful that I have now read it twice. As I wrote in my Amazon.ca review, “the gentle words wash across the page like a satisfying ocean.”
I breathed such a sigh of contentment upon finishing the read the first time that I couldn’t resist picking up the book for a second read months later.
Even if you do not normally read poetry, this book is one that is worth settling into a comfy chair to take in. For words of love and faith, I recommend reading Heartspeak: God and Love.
Myths of Babylonia and Assyria
Ok, so not every read is a great one. This book by Donald A. MacKenzie disappointed me.
From the title of the book, I assumed it would be about ancient myths, which I enjoy learning about (at least when Aquileana of La Audacia de Aquiles writes about the topic).
Instead, the read focused on the study of myths and, sadly, it was very hard to grasp due to a seemingly unorganized structure. It was more of a mish-mash of historical details than anything else, in my opinion.
Or, perhaps it was more that the content went over my head. Either way, I didn’t make it to the end of Myths of Babylonia and Assyria.
A Gallimaufry of Short Stories
If you like cats and short stories, then have I got a book for you.
A Gallimaufry of Short Stories by Christopher J.F. Gibson has such a range of stories in it, from the tale of an old man’s unconventional bond with a cat to the narrative of a woman’s thorough search for healthy food in the supermarket.
Most of the stories involve felines, as they typically do with this particular author.
I like how Gibson drops the reader into the midst of peoples’ lives in each story and has us wandering around to get our bearings.
The tales are quirky, in a good way.
So tell me, what have you read lately? Was it a read that you would recommend?