“I want to stay here forever,” my daughter, then 9 years old, whispered to me while we were in a bookstore. I had to smile. We both shared this wonderful passion for reading. And the smell of books..as you flip the pages?.. Fine, that sounded weird. But you get the picture. I am certain a lot of people can relate.
My book likes have changed over the years but the desire to read and learn remains a part of me. Due to my ignorance and mistakes in the past, I am learning to become more conscious – and I hope, responsible – of what I read.
I would love to share my thoughts about books or articles which have shaped how I think now and have helped in so many ways, on top of the mere pleasure of reading.
Drop by and join me in this incredible and exciting journey…of reading 🙂
This season is a period of reflection and repentance which by God’s Grace, we hope to extend throughout the rest of the year. It all starts from our thoughts. What then do we feed our mind? If we cannot change our thoughts, what more our actions? The best books are those that move us not […]
Have you ever wondered about things you would not have done without the encouragement of your parents or teachers? I remember joining a poetry contest for the first time way back in school. I submitted my poem, and during that time, I was unsure if I would in fact submit my poem. With the assurance […]
If there is one book that I must recommend, next to the Scriptures, it is the Story of a Soul, the autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux, a French Carmelite nun who entered the convent at a young age of 15 and died at the age of 24. She was canonized by Pope Pius XI […]
How can you help someone you can’t even understand? When it started becoming apparent that my son’s condition was autism, I was somehow lost in ‘Holland’, so to speak. One of the first books that gave me an eye view of what’s ‘inside’ a person with autism is Dr. Temple Grandin’s book “Thinking in Pictures”, […]