Monday, February 25, 2013

An Invisible Thread

Just as I told you all I would, I buried myself in a book this weekend again. That is, in-between watching episodes of Say Yes to the Dress and Four Weddings... :) Despite what you saw in my own little Book Nook the other day, my taste in books usually follows the same fashion as my taste in TV shows. Yes, I'm admitting it, I still peruse through the teen fiction section. I can't help it! There's so many good books written for teens! Just look at the trend of movies these days. Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, the up and coming Mortal Instrument Movie, and...Twilight (yes I loved the books, and yes I realize they are terribly written and movies were even worse, but they still had a big following, so hey, why not add them to the list?)

But there's times when I reflect on books I read like, ahem, the last embarrassing one I mentioned..., and I realize maybe I need to delve into the adult world of literature a little more often. There's so many good books out there that I might never read, so maybe I need to get out of my comfort zone and enjoy something a little more...sophisticated?

This weekend I read An Invisible Thread. I saw New York Times Bestseller and decided that means it has to be good, right? That's pretty much how I go about finding adult books to read. If it's on some "list" it's added to my basket. Probably not the best way to go about picking out books but I can't help it that I'm more drawn to anything with a complicated romance than an adult self discovery novel. This weekend reminded me to get out of my comfort zone a little more often because this book really made me think when I finished.

Has anyone every seen It's a Wonderful Life? This book reminded me a lot of it. It's one of my favorite Christmas movies and I've always been fascinated by the concept in the movie. What would the world be like if we were never born? We don't realize the impact we have on those around us. Not just our family and friends, but the people who we by chance come in contact with everyday. Maybe it's as little as a smile you gave someone or a compliment to stranger on the metro. An insignificant moment in the span of time that could have changed someone's life. And like that movie, An Invisible Thread reminded me how one seemingly insignificant decision at the time, can turn into all the significance in the world. The main character watched as a quick, unplanned decision changed her entire life and that of a young boy whom she passed on the street.

Inspirational. That's the one word I'd used to describe An Invisible Thread. A relatively quick read, but worth the time it takes to read. The dogs are telling me it's time for attention and food so I better post this quickly. But I hope you all had as much of an inspiring weekend as I did. :)


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