YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Barbara M., who is no one’s idea of a shrinking violet, is here this week with a non-fiction pick and a fiction pick! “I’m rereading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain in preparation for the discussion Ann and I are leading on September 18th. It’s a validation of introversion and an explanation of how introverts function in schools, the workplace and in relationships. It’s an interesting book whether you’re an introvert, an extrovert or an ambivert. I’m also listening to The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale. I love books that have parallel stories and this one goes back and forth between Daniel Kennedy, who with his partner Nancy survives a plane crash in the Galápagos Islands, and Daniel’s great-grandfather Andrew in the midst of World War I. The story alludes to many secrets which I’m sure will be unraveled before the end. I can’t wait to see how Gustav Mahler fits into the story.”
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