Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Books... Books.... Oh How I Miss 'em....

Hmmm...It has been like forever since the last time I blogged in. Well today it was a better day than other days, for me... The sky was a bit cloudy, not to mention the environment was a bit laid back. Now I found myself a bit more relax doing (whatever that I'm doing) in the office...

As strolled from page to page on the 'www', it has taken me back to my past reading materials. I came across a few remarkable authors along the way... Sidney Sheldon, Deepak Chopra, Mitch Albom, Dan Brown, Cecilia Ahern, Harriet Evans, and JK Rowlings together with Nicholas Spark books, these are my most favorite authors of all time. Mind-boggling, I must say.

It has always fascinated me as I have always wondered how these people do their home work before starting to write books. I have watched a documentary on JK Rowlings as she reeling the watchers her 17 years work on ending the Harry Potter chronicles. It is amazing when you watch them and listen to how they answered each and every question for the documentary, using big chunk of words that you don't even know exists in the dictionary.

Another author that I admire most is the late Sidney Sheldon. I read this one book called "Tell Me Your Dream"(1998), it is about three young women Toni(outgoing singer and dancer), Alette(sweet and shy artist) and Ashley(workaholic) have nothing in common, and yet 'sticks' together. Ashley became very paranoid of herself, until one day she got arrested by the police on charge of murder. Well, might be she was wrongfully accused. For those who haven't ready the book, I'm not giving away the surprise, you would have to read it yourself, kay...tee hee hee... The storyline was so interesting, it had me gripped to the book. This 363 page book took me 1 full day to finish it, when it usually takes me about 3 days to finish. Hats off to the ol' man I'd say.

The other book that I have read was "Tuesdays with Morrie"(1997) by Mitch Albom. This story is interesting because how the writer describe his bond with his former retired professor, Morrie Schwartz. Basically this is a memoir of the beloved professor. The writer wrote that contacted his professor after one night when he sees Morrie being interviewed television. Morrie has a deteriorating terminal disease. He was already in a wheelchair. And so, the writer sets back to where Morrie was in his last few months and spends time with him. He is yet to discover that there are a lot more that he needs to learn. One quote that I love most from this book, 'Quoting Morrie's favorite poet, W. H. Auden, he insisted to "love each other or perish"'.

I also remembered my dad and I use to read together "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams (based on Creating Affluence)" by Dr.Deepak Chopra book, when I was thirteen, fourteen years old. The material is as heavy as the title. As you all know, being a teenage is like all-hell-break-loose between parents and their kids. Somehow, my dad was able make me see things in different perspective and make me understand more about life. Books were definitely the ice breaker to my adolescence years as reading kept me grounded.

Each of the books that I've read are precious to me, it taught me to open my eyes widely and understand how world have impacted each and everyone who reads. It takes your mind into imagining things, places, in other words an open door to all possibilities. Anything is possible by reading.