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I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to my favorite book, The Little Prince.
I wasnt ready to say goodbye to my favorite book, The Little Prince.
I’m not sure what book you are referring to, but I just finished reading I Wasnt Ready to Say Goodbye by Daphne Du Maurier. I started it in my mid 30s and finished it at the age of 36. It was one of the few books I have read since it’s publication. It is the story of a man whose father was the prince of a small country called Chavas.
Du Maurier was the only writer I ever read who wrote about the difficulties of aging and the effects, no matter how small, of losing a parent on a young boy. I think the reason she wrote it was because being a single parent in the 1920s was a hell of a lot more difficult than it is now.
She wrote about how many books it took to get the books you want by writing them. Du Maurier wrote books about how to read them, about how to put them into a drawer without looking, about how to make a good bed, about how to get over a bad marriage, and how to make a good marriage. She wrote about how to give yourself your very best. So it is no surprise that I finished the book.
I thought of Du Maurier as a mentor to me because of the way she taught me not to give myself my best, and it is a lesson that I still try to live by. But Du Maurier is not just a mentor; she is also a wise older woman who taught me that if I want to do something, I need to do it myself. (I guess that means I have to do it myself now… or at least do it better than I ever did.
Like Du Maurier, I also love to read, but I’m not really into the same things. I tend to read a good bit of fiction and a little bit of non-fiction, but I think I’m starting to get bored with all the fantasy and the sci-fi. But I’m still gonna read books I find that I enjoy, even if I don’t think they’re good ones.
I didn’t know I was going to have to talk to the author about a book I thought was a really good idea because it wasn’t. I’m not sure why, but I did. She also made me feel like I was the only person in the world who read a book I liked.
I read a lot of nonfiction. I read a lot of fiction, too. I guess you can never have too much nonfiction. But I don’t do sci-fi, fantasy, or romance, so I can’t justify my love of sci-fi and fantasy. I don’t think I’m a good writer either, but I like books better than movies.
I didnt really have a problem with the book. The point is, I didnt feel like I had the necessary skills to make the right decisions for this novel. If I had a better feel for sci-fi, I could have worked a lot better. I dont think I really have the skills to be an author. I just think what Im doing is so much more important than books like this.