Hello everyone! September is here, and fall is upon us. It has already gotten cold here, but I love it. I love the colder weather. Maybe partly, that is why I have gotten more editing done, and my third book starts to shape itself. The plot, the tone, the characters, and the joke are getting better. I hope you have had a great August despite all the sorrowful things going in the world: people getting killed because of the color of their skin, people being silenced, tortured, and robbed a free election, and animals are dying, people preparing for the next wave of Covic. Amongst that all, there are those little things we can appreciate good books being one of them, but mostly being with those you love and doing the best we can for others.
But my August was a weird one book-wise. So odd to jump into this after those words. But books are essential. So is history. We cannot stop teaching history and ignore everything that has happened; there lies a great danger. If we stop remembering the bad, the ugly, and the good, things can happen again, and others can use us. Don’t wipe away history, even how distorted it is. Not even books with bad words and awful concepts. DON’T BAN BOOKS, DON’T CENSOR THEM. If you feel they are horrible, harmful, and all that, it doesn’t help anyone to burn them. There it starts. The same goes for history. No banning, no censoring. We have to find a way to understand and speak about those horrible and harmful issues.
Here are my top three books: (I would love to say I read in August books that would touch these issues, but unfortunately I didn’t.)
- The Metamorphosis by Franze Kafka. Maybe not the best book prose- or execution-wise, or one that I will take into my heart, but it talks about important issues about measuring the worth of life, how life true to yourself, and how we value people in our society.
- The Management Style of the Supreme Beings by Tom Holt. What an excellent book, poking fun at religion and belief, good and evil, telling us to look closely at how we moralize others and what is moral at the beginning with.
- The Otters’ Tale by Simon Cooper. I got lost in this book. I was there observing the otters and all that they did. I got the know the animal and their habits better. Plus history how they were hunted and considered as a pest. Beautiful tale.
Thank you for reading! Waiting for next month to come, already having a great start. Have a great day ❤