But anything to do with stars fascinates me...I mean, come on, they twinkle! Which in itself is a beautiful word.
So I bought a book called Star Gazing by Linda Gillard and heaven forbid it's a romance novel. I don't normally do such things. But every now and then it's nice to have a total no brainer throw away book. And I don't mean Mills & Boon type things, those just make me shudder and cringe, I mean chick lit that is funny and means to be. But I knew this book wasn't going to be like it. The lead character is a blind lady and that also intrigued me. I am interested in learning about all different writing styles and like to try to understand all sorts of different people. The book was cheap and I thought 'why not!'
Why not indeed. Well, I am only about an 1/8th of the way through the book but there has already been some quite lovely descriptions thrown in.
(You can read more about the actual book here.)
I hope the author won't mind me copying out a few of her words here, I guess at the end of the day I am promoting her book so here goes.........
'You know, I sometimes wish we would all treat each other as if we were about to die. Say all the things that should be said. And not say the things that shouldn't. It would be different, wouldn't it, if we could see death coming.'
A very interesting and I personally think, good point. And one I will ponder about for the rest of the weekend for sure.
'Some people think conservation is about saving animal species. Especially the cuddly ones. They don't realise we're also trying to prevent the human race from committing suicide. We're links in a chain. The chain only works when we're all linked together.'
Another good point don't you think!