I do not have any motivational, get-through-the week quotes for you.
No cheeseball lines of fluff that are absolutely useless except to further remind you that it is not yet Friday afternoon.
But I am here to talk books.
So if that’s what you are here for, then we are both in the right place!
I finished my first book of the month two days ago and for some reason the last three books I have started just haven’t grabbed me. And it’s not that they aren’t good, they just aren’t grabbing me right now. It’s like a mini reading slump.
I’m determined to fix that this evening. Do you have any recommendations for a reading slump, any go-to authors? Just curious.
The book in the picture is The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone. It’s historical fiction about the artist Michelangelo.
I’ve had this book for awhile and I’ve not yet read it. A friend of mine really loves it and it rates at ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 on Amazon. This is a long read, coming in at over 700 pages. Have you read this or anything by Irving Stone? Stone writes a lot of historical fiction. I have not read anything by him, so I am interested in giving this book a try. Below is the Amazon synopsis:
• His time—the turbulent Renaissance, the years of poisoning princes, warring Popes, and the all-powerful de’Medici family…
His loves—the frail and lovely daughter of Lorenzo de’Medici, the ardent mistress of Marco Aldovrandi, and his last love, his greatest love—the beautiful, unhappy Vittoria Colonna…
His genius—a God-driven fury from which he wrested brilliant work that made a grasp for heaven unmatched in half a millennium…
His name—Michelangelo Buonarroti. Creator of the David, painter of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, architect of the dome of St. Peter’s, Michelangelo lives once more in the tempestuous, powerful pages of Irving Stone’s towering triumph. A masterpiece in its own right, this biographical novel offers a compelling portrait of one of the greatest artists the world has ever known •
Oh and to clear up about my reading slump, I meant for my Kindle. I’ve got a traditional book to read, but I have to have a kindle book so I can read inconspicuously or when the lights are out.
One more thing. Did you notice the brownish-red dust in the picture? It’s cinnamon.
I’ve been reading stuff about how good it is for you. Everything from helping with inflammation, it lowers blood sugar and can improve your sensitivity to the hormone insulin, fights bacterial and fungal infections, it may cut your risk for heart disease, and may help fight against cancer and neurodegenerative disease.
I’ve always loved cinnamon and have put it in my coffee before, but for some reason i stopped. Anyway, with it being fall and pumpkin-everything, I started adding it in again. There are some really great sugar-free pumpkin syrups by Jordan’s Skinny Syrups that I use during this time of year. I sprinkle in cinnamon with the Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pumpkin Caramel flavors. You can order the syrups from skinnymixes.com.
I think cinnamon also pairs well with cozy sweaters, blankets, and books 📚, just in case you were wondering.
Have a great evening.
“To try to understand another human being, to grapple for his ultimate depths, that is the most dangerous of human endeavors.” -Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy
“No man is born into the world whose work is not born with him.” -Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy