Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Happy June :)

New month! For starters, I'm going to update you on my fast. It's almost 5:30pm est, and I feel fine. My reason for fasting? I just want to start over. I try to take as best care of my body. By not focusing on food, I am able to meditate my thoughts on other things that are going on in my life. I'm utilizing this time to do a little planning. I try not to revolve my life too much on plans because as always, things don't often go as planned. But no one ever accomplished anything without a plan, so having the time to do this is going to be relaxing for me.

In the meanwhile, I added another book to my library (I'm past a collection) yesterday (Monday). I ended up purchasing "Maneater" by Mary Morrison & Noire. This is a co-authored book and its 2 books in 1. 1/2 is written by each author and I have read Morrison's half titled "Character of a Man". I will admit after you read a few of her books that there is something that you will learn or will be left thinking after reading. As you turn the pages awaiting the plot, you will be left wondering and thinking about what happened. I'm just glad none of this fictionalized drama occurs in my life. But I can only imagine the events in this book that are actually written of someones actual life. Definitely a great read. Morrison's half is not a disappointment at all. I'm not going to spoil anything for you, but if you have read any of her work you already know....

This is just a side note that I noticed in Morrison's half. She referenced a list of books and a few of the books she mentioned were of her work and by others. I had to laugh because as I looked at the list, I HAVE read all the books listed except 2. She also quoted "The Audacity of Hope". That was nice, since I'm picking that book back up after I complete this one. This is an easy read. I will also say that it opens your eyes to the importance of friendships in your life. Everyone needs someone sometime. It's true.
It also shed light on the internal struggles that have been publicized about in the past few years. Once you have the education and money, it sheds light on other problems that occur in one's life. Makes you wonder is it worth it? Everyone wants to be successful. Nothing wrong with that, but with more money comes more problems. That is not fiction. Just try not to get caught up in the materialistic lifestyle that each of the characters' possess. They deserve the their purchases. You have to slow down at some point and time to find out what our purpose is on this Earth and realize that a lot of money and career marriage isn't it. Or you will end up alone and unhappy.

I'm beginning to read Noire's half titled "Sugar-Honey-Ice-Tee". This will be a first for me because I have not read any of her work. I will post a review of that half later tonight or tomorrow. I thought about going back to review some of the other books in my "library" that I've read, but I feel it would be better to review books that I'm currently reading and am going to read. If there is a book that you'd like to know if I've read, let me know and I will tell you if I have and my thoughts!
Is anyone else reading this book? Let me know, What are your thoughts?