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A Point of View

I would like to report to you, dear readers, that mid-way through August my Book Bingo card is filling up, with only a few squares left to go! Who knew that all I needed was some healthy competition/encouragement from Kelleen to keep me going? I’ve even tackled, and managed to complete my “big book” square, Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin. Thanks to Kelleen’s helpful Disability blog, I found an excellent title, Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens edited by Marieke Nijkamp. And I’m making my way through Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat for the DIY square.

Yet, I find myself struggling with what to read for “challenges your world view.” A few books on my shelf might fit this category, but I think it’s hard to know what will challenge your world view until you’ve read it. Maybe the point of this particular square is to open myself up to a perspective other than my own, creating an imagination for where someone else is coming from. In a retail job like mine every day is spent trying to understand what another person wants, to ask the questions that help me get to a point of being on the same page, and to be reminded we are all of us unique in how we move and interact in the world. On a day to day basis I am challenged to consider the myriad world views that surround me, while in the written word I find it to be more subtle.

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