So I’ve started to read again.
I haven’t read in book in soooooooo long. I’m ashamed to tell you how long, considering I’ve been a book nerd since my youth (I read “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” when I was in the 3rd grade – yep!)
During my trip to Costa Rica my sister was preparing for finals.
She was hella overwhelmed, so we (my other sisters) helped her study,which meant reading some books 😦
I read a book about the Revolution of Latin American countries to help her with one question that would be on her final. That really reignited my love for books but also history.
I also had to get familiar with a book about Brazil’s former President Cardoso, to help her with another question.
I was deeply intrigued by this political figure. I’ve traveled to Brazil and I love the country. In his memoir President Cardoso speaks about race in a dynamic way – a way that I found extremely surprising considering he is not black.
I haven’t finished the book but now that I’m talking about it I will . . .
But I started to read another book called “The Fall of Rome” by Martha Southgate. Some years ago I went to the Miami Book Fair and purchased a ton of books that I have not read (I started to read a Grisham book but never finished it, then started it again, now I will have to start again . . )
Anyways, I’ve been reading “The Fall of Rome”, little be little, I read 2-3 chapters a day after work. It’s a pretty interesting book from 3 characters’ perspective. I can’t wait to pick it up tomorrow.
I’m just excited about this renewed desire.
My plan is to read at least 1 book a month. That’s attainable! If I keep up with that goal I will have read 12 books in a year. I just need to get in the habit of reading, magazines, newsletters, books, whatever, I just need to never let my desire subside again.
I’ve been really missing out!
What was the last book you read?