My cigarette breaks are sacred.
In them I reflect. I organize, and I plan.
You see, I do not think it is the need for nicotine that drives me, but the need to escape.
In the rush of the day and the multitudes of people, you hardly have the time to be on your own, let alone think ahead.
So I run to my cigarette and dive into my own thoughts.
I am pulled back to the surface by a comment on the weather by a familiar voice.
I turn and watch the depressed face of a colleague whose cigarette is another form of escape. Continue reading
He jumped out of bed at 2 a.m, went to his bookshelf, and took out “The Land of Stories”, a book his mother used to read him when he was younger. It was too large for his seven-year-old hands.
He flipped through the pages of the heavy book franctically under the blankets and the torchlight. With a gasp, he stopped and his eyes squinted.
10- The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell
As you might have previously seen, Cloud Atlas has topped my Top Books of 2013
list and for good reason.
Although I did not find that The Bone Clocks lived up to Atlas, I find it quite a good read.
It’s as mind-twisting as you would expect a Mitchell novel to be; it’s smart and fairly eloquent; and as opposed to Atlas, it’s quite easy to follow. Also, it has a beautiful and ambitious idea.
At first I was hooked on the book, barely able to breathe at what a marvel I was getting myself into.