Day 8: A Love/Hate Relationship with Books

Today’s challenge is to write about a book I love, and I book I did not like.  I have been on a journey I call the EdD Chronices for the past two years.  That means that my time to leisurely read is greatly diminished.  Even what I read scholarly is typically limited to a 250-word synopsis.  The limitation on my social reading is one of the reasons why I love my favorite book.  Rather I’m reading chapters, or just simply a verse or two, I can summarize it into three simple words: God loves me.  My favorite book is the Bible, and each time I read it, I learn something new.  It has great mysteries, more scandal than any ABC drama, and is full of inspiration.  And, it’s a book you don’t have to start from the beginning.  What other book can you start in the middle, or at the end, and still get the theme and plot?

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Sula by Toni Morrison is probably one of the worst books I’ve ever read.  It had too much figurative language, and too much imagery that it made the text difficult to navigate.  Reading it was more of a burden than a blessing.  Perhaps I’ll try reading it again someday, but for now, it remains of my “do not touch” list.

Whatever books you love or hate, keep reading.  The doors it will open for you in life are endless.