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Don’t you completely hate insomnia? I didn’t fall asleep until after 3:30 a.m. last night. This reminds me of a quote I recently added over at Goodreads.
“Insomnia is his mind's revenge for all the tricky thoughts he has carefully avoided during the daylight hours.” Alain de Botton, The Course of Love
What have I recently finished?
The Course of Love by Alain de Botton. I have been married for over 27 years, and this book speaks to my me and the loving relationship I have had with a member the opposite sex for longer than that.
This is my review on Goodreads:
“'If you could read my mind love, what a tale my thoughts could tell.’ Gordon Lightfoot
To me, Alain de Botton, is like this regarding relationships. He reads my mind, and knows my thoughts without knowing me at all.
This is the long awaited follow up to On Love. That book was insightful. This one is even more so, and I loved it!
If you are a long-time married person, you'll probably concur that he is "spot on”.”
I added a number of quotes from this book on Goodreads as well (all but two shown). I stopped after I realized I was just jamming up my friends’ news feeds. Basically, the entire book should be in quotes!
What am I currently reading?
I am about to finish up Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor. I am enjoying this in its audio version. Don’t you just love that moment when a title’s meaning is revealed? Don’t we all strive to have “wise blood”?
For my book group, I am on the first chapter of Purity by Jonathan Franzen. I need to hustle my tush with this. It was my book club recommendation as I thought it would make for a perfect, in-depth discussion and we are meeting at the beginning of June!
The Nest by Cynthis D’Aprix Sweeney
What will I read next?
Haven’t a clue. So many books in my house, so little time!
What has your reading week been like?