I love reading and sharing what I've discovered with others.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were going to live forever." Mahatma Gandhi
What I'm Reading Now...
Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani
"But in the back of my mind, I always carried the feeling of being inadequate in some way" (33).
I relate to feeling of inadequacy. It saddens me that we all weren't brought up to truly love ourselves for whoever we are. Anita's story of finding herself and "being love" reminded me to value myself and my own beautiful life story.
The MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood
Yes, The Handmaid's Tale is everywhere, but don't forget about the other books by Margaret Atwood.
I'm not sure where I should start with this series, but I couldn't put it down! Atwood's story line about cultural drivers of this MaddAddam future dystopian society are both relevant and eye opening to the consequences of our current societal trajectory...big pharma, human "perfection", environmentalism, and the drive for humans to rebuild a broken civilization.
The Chosen Maiden by Eva Stachniak
I was in ballet for 10 years of my life, so this book immediately caught my attention. I had two Russian ballet teachers when I was a part of the Lafayette Ballet Company, and I was extremely curious about the history of Russian dance culture. I had never heard of Vaslav Nijinsky, but his story along with his sister's, Bronia, opened my eyes to a family's dedication to the art, particularly during a time of war.