Reading isn’t something I normally enjoy to do, I’ve possibly started more books than I’ve ever finished this isn’t to say that I’ve never been captivated by a book because I have. It’s not that I don’t like a good story, I do find myself reading internet news articles and blogs but the idea of sitting down with a book really isn’t on my list of things to do.
Listening to radio documentaries on radio 4 whilst undertaking a practical task is more often than not how I spend my time whilst my husband enjoys reading.
I came across a little book called Parveen by Anne Mehdevi.
This little book appealed to me, they say never judge a book by its cover. I really liked that cover and that’s why I picked it up. The fact that the book was as light as a feather encouraged me enough to try and read it finished.
Parveen is the name of a sixteen year old half Persian girl who takes a trip during the 1920s from her mother in America all the way to Persia by herself to spend time with her father and his family. The story is written based on the authors own true life experiences, which parts are true I am unsure but I enjoyed very much the story and found myself sadden this afternoon when my journey with Parveen came to an end.
The second the last paragraph in the book is a Persian proverb which I liked very much. ‘When the tie that binds two people is snapped, there is an abyss between them. But when they come together again, they are closer than ever, for the new knot has shortened the distance’.
This evening I felt extremely pleased with my mini achievement of starting, finishing and enjoying a book. Now that I’ve found my enjoyment for reading I think I would like very much to read a similar style book and allow my imagination to run wild.
Happy Thursday Friends!