Required Reading #2: Taking Chances

20 03 2007

Yes, it’s been a long time. There are many reasons, none of which I’ll go into right now and this won’t even be a “proper” post. I’m cheating by doing another “Required Reading.”

This book holds a very special place in my heart. I have quite a few favourite books. I can’t pick just one, all of them seeming to fall into specific categories of favourites. And yet, there is something about this book.

It’s a book about taking chances and that’s been on my mind a fair bit. I’m a bit like Valancy – the before Valancy – whereas I would much rather be like the after-Valancy. She goes a bit mad, with her crinkled green hat, but still, who wouldn’t go a bit mad with such a daring bid for independence and life – crinkled green hat and all.

It’s a book about life, but even more importantly it’s a book about living.