”A summer of wandering”, I called it, and started to pack my bags several months beforehand. It’s not an escape, I’m not trying to run away from anything. It’s simply the ebb and flow of my life, the seasons it has created, quite by itself. I spend a winter with a closed door, creating and recording, shaping something that can speak for itself (or for me) and this time it showed itself as my third record together with the most wonderful PledgeMusic adventure I’ve ever experienced.
But I turn faded after a while. Comfort and habits blur our my sharp edges and I need to make u-turn, throw everything up in the air from time to time, like an explosion of emotions, and simply go on empty handed, to be able to hold more.
”A summer of wandering & reading” I said, and now I’m back on the road with my guitar and a suitcase.
Books are my worlds, and writers are my teachers. I read whatever I can get my hands on and there is always something in every book that you can consume, carry with you and make a part of yourself. Every little page is something someone has carefully put their time into, because they felt they had something to say, and that’s worthy of my time. The road can get lonely and the trains are endless.
I’m in a phase of devouring books and writings, beautiful little words that create so much richness in my life, and I simply don’t want to keep these wonderful experiences and lessons to myself. I want to start sharing some of the books I’m reading this summer to maybe inspire you to pick something up yourself. I have a long list of books I’ve been wanting to read that I will make my way through, but I also always find myself picking up small little treasures at second hand book shops, small local markets, libraries, from a new friend on the train or just by expanded experiences.I want this to be like a little book community between us who find pleasure in words and books. I would love to find comments from you with your own summer reads, something you recently read that grabbed you, or your thoughts about the books I recommend that you decide to pick up too.
From time to time I will also send off those books I read and finish, to someone who’s active and enthusiastic about this book club. Maybe we can create some kind of exchange movement, send books to each other from all over the world?
The opportunities are endless, but the main purpose is to simply spread what’s too good to keep hidden. Beautiful things are meant to be shared.
Come follow me on my book Tumblr and we’ll make it come alive together ♥