Decoda’s Summer Reading 2018 – Fanny Romeyn
Date posted: August 15, 2018
I don’t have a favourite writer or topic; I will read anything that I think might be interesting.
Before summer started this year, I had placed three books on hold at the public library and they all became available for me to read over the summer. Good timing!
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: I read about it from an article in an O Magazine. Well, who doesn’t listen to Oprah? “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.” What a concept! My mind wants to understand it, analyze it and think through it but none of the above is required. That should be easy, not very hard to do you would think.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger: This book was written in 1950s. It was an easy read and by the end of the book, you think you know the narrator Holden Caulfield very well whether you like him or not (and I am not being phony). This book was apparently banned by schools back in the day for coarse language and mature subject. My husband’s nephew in Saint John actually read it in his grade 10 English class. How much has our world changed!
Jung’s Map of the Soul: an introduction – I almost forgot about this book if not for the hold notification I received from the library. I must have thought it would be an interesting book to read. It turns out to be quite heavy and academic, not really ideal for lazy summer days!