“The Healing Place of the Soul” – inscription in the Library of Alexandria
A few years ago, Valentine’s Day snuck up on me, and I wanted to get something for Brent. I had heard of a Sci-fi book that one of his friends had recommended, so I thought I’d buy it for him and send it to his Kindle. Well, I sort of got confused and accidentally sent it to my own Kindle. Then I figured out what I did and gifted it to him too. So as not to let a good book go to waste, I decided to delve into it myself. I don’t think I got up from the couch until I was finished. This past week, Brent mentioned that he started reading it again. A few days later I was also bored and decided I needed an escape so I opened it up too. I haven’t quite finished it yet, but since Andrei is at a convention this weekend, and Brent is working, I’m confident that I will find the time to indulge myself with the rest.
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
This story is about a world where, when you turn 75, you are allowed to enlist in the space army. You have the wisdom of your age, and you get a new, super improved body. You’re never allowed to come back to earth, and if you survive your enlistment, you’re sent to another colony to finish your days. The book is just fantastic and hilarious. There is some language, if that bothers you. I can’t wait to finish it this weekend.
When you start a new project or venture, if you feel the fear of failure, instead of thinking, “Oh no, I’m going to fail” or “Oh no, I don’t know how this will turn out”, try thinking, “Let’s see. Let’s find out.” And then there isn’t the fear of failure, but the joy of being curious and finding out.
What held your interest this week?