Todays Daily Prompts: Object Lesson. Sherlock Holmes had his pipe. Dorothy had her red shoes. Batman had his Batmobile. If we asked your friends what object they most immediately associate with you, what would they answer?
I asked a dear friend, what object they most associate with me? Books she answered, so here are my favourite books the ones I can’t do without.
The first is The Alchemist (1988) by Paulo Coelho. I love reading this book. I was given a copy and told I would read it in one sitting which I duly did. I have heard many people do the same. The story is so universal and resonates to all who read it. It has a magical spell that draws you in and the result is a valuable fable. It leaves the reader with a soothing comfort and a reminder that paths to follow are wide open to us all.
Eat, Pray, Love (2007) is another book to keep on my shelf by Elizabeth Gilbert. It is about balance. A process which I endeavour with daily. To keep oneself on a path of self-growth, love and encouragement is a difficult task that needs work daily. The book is about a woman who travels to find her balance and discovers it within.
My third book is a text book. Pharmacology by Rang, Dale, Ritter and Moore (2003). I worked my hardest to achieve the status of prescriber in my job. Sweat, tears and joy all were experienced with this intense period of pushing my brain to the limit. My pharmacology book is a testament to this goal as well as a useful tool that I may need again.
Finally the book that thrilled my senses, smell perception via words on a page. Reading Chocolat by Joanne Harris (1999) I could smell the white, milk, dark chocolate, the spices, the fruit and drink in the warm aromatic tastes. Although chocoholics stand away from this one! Joanne Harris certainly charmed the words through this loveable story.