Oddly, for an avid reader I can’t think of one book I would read again. I tend to be a person who moves forward in life seeking the new.
Where I am repetitive is with authors, from inspiration through self help, to thriller and romance, I have authors whose books I grab the instant I see them, often preordering on line.
One of them is Lucinda Riley of The Seven Sisters series. The first one caught me because not only is the writing beautiful, but the plot is highly unusual. It’s based on the story of seven sisters, named after the constellation The Pleiades.
The books cover everything: romance; action; drama; travel; intrigue. There were, we thought, seven of them. But at the end of Book seven she delivered the most unexpected twist, there is an eighth book, and the most awful shock. She sadly passed away. Fortunately her son has worked closely with her, and is praying that he can do the book justice. I’m sure he will.
Her other books are equally captivating in many different ways.
When it comes to inspiration, Paolo Coelho’s the Alchemist led me to following his work. James Redfield has me waiting for an unexpected update to the Celestine series. And where would we me without Deepak Chopra?
I also follow modern scientific/self help authors. I’m interested in the new science behind healing and find what they can prove nowadays about human capabilities and just how magnificent a creation were are utterly fascinating. If only more people lived out the best that we are. Joe Dispenza and David R Hamilton are top of this list.
But the one book I can’t get out of my head is Gregg Braden’s Fractal Time. You might say that it haunts me. Amongst the fascinating information about how time works, he points out that the world seems to go in cycles, repeating past mistakes for one thing. He said when he wrote the book years ago, that were coming up for a repeat of the 1936-39 pattern.
I also have a history degree, modern history to be exact, and I’m very aware of what that pattern means. To see it playing out again right in front of my horrified eyes is chilling.
However, many people will be aware of this and I’m sure that good minds are taking the lessons of the past and doing their utmost to change the pattern. We ask need to pray for them, for sanity to be reinstated, and for the human race to raise hopes incredibly lucky we are to have this glorious earth with its wonderful diversity, and so much to make us cry with awe, which is so much better than the alternative.
Would I read that book again? For once I’m tempted, there may be some advice I’ve forgotten.