Day 3249: What are you reading?

What are you reading, besides this blog?

I’m reading this …

… and finding it very helpful, including this excerpt:

The words I remember were: The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom. During the silence that followed, memories flashed through my mind revealing how much I had been defended against. I could feel the walls I had erected to keep out those people who were different from me, those who intimidated me or demanded too much from me. I recognized my aversion to physical discomfort, to feeling fear and loneliness. I realized how unforgiving I felt toward myself for hurting others, for being judging, obsessive, selfish.

What are you reading into that and the other images in today’s post?


I’m reading into people’s responses these days that there is a great need for grieving and healing.

This is what I find on YouTube when I search for “what are you reading?”

I look forward to reading your comments, below.

Thanks to all who read this blog, including YOU!

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25 thoughts on “Day 3249: What are you reading?

  1. Me? Sitting with my mom?

  2. I am reading “The Deep Places: a memoir of illness and discovery” by Ross Douthat and “Abundance” — a novel by Jakob Guanzon.

    I am listening to the audiobook version of “Ladyparts,” a book I recently read, because I enjoy hearing the author, Deborah Copaken, read it.

  3. All of the Maigret books.

  4. I read several things at once, but I just finished “The Manningtree Witches,” and really enjoyed it! 🙂

  5. Debbie T

    I’m into reading psychological suspense novels. I just finished The Therapist by B. A. Paris, which I really enjoyed.

  6. I’m usually reading three or four things at once (not simultaneously but cycling through). Right now it’s a collection of short stories from a now-ceased journal, a long article about the history of sushi, and a collection of essays on Greek mythology.
    But more importantly I like to ask people in my writing group what they like to read. I always worry the question will come across as condescending or judgmental, but since the desire to write always seems to come from a love of reading what I’m really asking is, “What do you hope to write?” And knowing what they like to read will, I hope, help me help them.

    • I’m pretty good at reading people, Chris, and I can’t imagine that you would ever come across as condescending or judgmental. As always, I appreciate reading everything you write.

  7. Although when young I did read some of the classics, I’m not much of a famous author reader. I read mostly enclypodedic material concerning the subjects I need have information on. However, lately I’ve read ‘The Sayings of Lao Tzu’. They’re aphorisms and one can read the book in Kindle for $1.75.


    ‘The Sage occupies himself with inaction, and conveys instruction without words’.
    ‘Be sparing of speech, and things will come right of themselves’.
    ‘Keep the mouth shut, close the gateways of sense, and as long as you live you will have no trouble’.
    ‘ALL things in Nature work silently. They come into being and possess nothing. They fulfil their functions and make no claim’.

  8. I’m reading ‘let me eat cake. – a life lived sweetly.’ really interesting so far –

  9. Dombey and Son. I read accuracy in the hospital gown/insurance parallel

  10. I am now reading a John Sandford novel, Ann, one in the Virgil Flowers branch of his detective series characters. He’s the latest fiction writer I’ve landed upon in my library-job inspired binge-reading habit.

  11. And I think I answered the wrong question. I am reading, “The Old Ways” by Robert MacFarlane

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