Reading has been a lifelong passion of mine. I’ve loved visiting the library ever since I was a child, when my father got me my first library card at age 7. Last Friday (July 17), I got my 7-year-old daughter her first library card. And so the tradition continues.

I got quite a few books from the library last week. I got one which is an autobiography of Gene Wilder, “Kiss Me Like a Stranger.” It’s a fascinating book – so fascinating, I actually stayed up one night on Saturday reading it. I finished it last Sunday. Well, despite my best efforts, I kept falling asleep, but I still finished reading that book.

I also got a book by Henry Nouwen, a Roman Catholic priest who wrote over 40 books in his lifetime. Last Saturday, I went with my boyfriend to a retreat about Nouwen and his works in Morristown, NJ. It was a nice retreat, although I was falling asleep by the end of the retreat (my mom always told me to get enough sleep, but I don’t listen to her on this).

I also got “90 Minutes in Heaven” by Don Piper, a man who got into a car accident and said that during this time of lifelessness, he actually visited heaven. Miraculously, he came back earth after 90 minutes. He wrote this book, chronicling his “90 Minutes in Heaven.”

Regarding my reading list, I’ve got a busy few weeks ahead of me. I sometimes tend to read two or three books at once. But hey, that’s the life of a bookworm.

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