When My Book List Points to Something

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coffee steaming

One upside to spending more time in waiting rooms and treatment areas is the opportunity to read more books than usual. I’ve SUPER-ENJOYED quite a string of them this year. One after another.

It dawned on me recently that the books I’ve enjoyed, though distinctly different from each other, all had something in common.

I was talking to my youngest daughter about this last week on our road trip.

“The books I’ve enjoyed this year all deal, in some way, with marginalized people, people pushed to the side, invisible and without a voice” I said. “I guess I’m somehow drawn to these issues.”

I thought a bit more.

“You know, I’m glad I didn’t see this about myself when I was 18 or I might have gone into social work and I think that would have killed me, the constant exposure to people in need. That would be very hard for me.”

There was slight pause.

“Ma, most of what you do IS social work!”

This hadn’t occurred to me.

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For the 4 book titles, see By Request, the Books….

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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2 Responses to When My Book List Points to Something

  1. Deidra says:

    You should share your reading list with us! I’d love to know what you’ve been reading.


  2. Fern says:

    I liked your observation!


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