25 October 2010

Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something

I'm such a reader.

I feel like every word I read or write shapes and shifts and develops and changes how I see things, how I feel.

It seems impossible to say just how, exactly, a first person narrative can subtly shift the way that I interpret my day.
How a historical account reworks my understanding of events in our collective past.
How a moody post-apocalyptic disasterfest brings my eyes back around to to the political and environmental practices of today.

Books that I read as a little girl that shaped the direction of my elaborate games of pretend.
Books that I read that kept me up at night reading.
Books that kept me up long after I'd finished with the reading, just thinking.
Books I've read for school.
Books I've read for work.
Books I've read for play.
Books that have taught me something new; how to knit in the round, how to make crème brulée.

Picture books.

Collections of poetry.

Reference books, even dictionaries.  Just the way a book is laid out and organized can show me a new way of sorting all the information knocking around in my head.

Books, books, books.

Every book I've ever read has changed my views on SOMETHING.

Every single book.
30 Days of Truth

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