Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The latest books I have read ...

Having gone through an urging need to devour books over the past year I've finally managed to pace the rhythm in which I was actually reading them to get some healthy entertainment out of doing it, which didn't always seem to happen before.

I have recently finished reading three books, which being very different are nevertheless worth being read.

"Reinventing yourself" enables us as readers to reflect on various aspects which may become a hindrance for us to move forward. Being hooked onto painful circumstances that have either affected our self esteem or disrupted our life's journey must not be an impediment not to live the the fullest because we have allowed our energies to be dormant. The amazing thing about this book is that most of what has been written is well known but the way it has been conveyed leads to an alert and particularly to a major determinant aspect one should not forget  "All human beings can become, if they truly want, sculptors of their own brain.", a sentence the author and doctor is well aware of.

Paul Auster's brilliantly well written prose brought about a fairly interesting analysis of the main characters of the book, making me ponder on life and life risking. Among several two quotations caught my attention.

"He takes it for granted that the future is a lost cause, and if the present is all that matters now, then it must be a present imbued with the spirit of the past."

Wounds are an essential part of life, and until  you are wounded in some way, you cannot become a man."

I thought I had read all that there was to be read as far as Frida Kahlo is concerned, but the livre de poche  "Frida Kahlo, la beauté terrible" proved me wrong, because of the perspective of the author in regards to some aspects of her life.

Again my attention was drawn to a few quotations  ...

" (...) elle qui a la faculté de transformer chaque instant de sa vie en événement."

"La partie la plus importante du corps c'est le cerveau."

"Le but central de sa vie est de vivre, de faire quelque chose d'utile pour la societé (...)"

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