My First Post

For a month now, I have been reading novels by Danielle Steel. She is one of my favorite author including Agatha Christie and John Grisham. My love of her bestselling novels is her writing: how she unpacks family lives in her stories. Danielle Steels novels are based on real life stories and the 2 that I’m reading now “The Dutchess” and “The Right Time” brought me to tears. It was so emotional for every page I read. As I was unpacking the challenges those families were going through; the revealing of secrets that were hidden for years; and being there as a reader and connecting with the characters at the same time, I felt so overwhelmed and in pain. It was real pain and it send chills down my spine because somehow I related as I read. There is so much to unpack; love, betrayal, pain, turmoil and breakthroughs but mostly it is dark, unbearable and hard.

Although I like reading and the therapy it brings; but I have have also experienced that emotionally, mentally, socially and psychologically you are there. You feel everything as you read and sometimes you end up sad 😢. You are dragged with mind, body and soul to the world of your characters that you even feel they are real. You are part and you become affected.

Am I the only one with this feeling or rather, is the book just well written?

Is your concern about things in real life the determining factor of what attracts you in a book?

Like me, do you always feel the need to solve issues or mysteries that are hidden or unsaid?

Let me know what you think by leaving your comment!

Published by mashikoane

A realist, always fond of things that are real and matters. The lover of writing and a staunch reader, growing up with a burning passion of writing. I always have a pen a pad with me, life is a story that I never want to miss writing about. It always fascinates me when we are categorized as introverts and extroverts because that on its own is the reason behind every personality. I grew up being referred to as an “introvert” and I later understood the personality behind it: quite, reserved, peaceful, creative mind & thinking; antisocial and very analytical. Being in that space I always knew that as a writer or reader you cannot do that in a noisy or busy place; you need a quite and peaceful environment. It is interesting how I found myself being able to fit all that I love doing in this space that I find myself loving because I fit so perfectly (besides the stereotypes, it is the truth): they all fit, my list is endless but what I know for sure is that “I am born an artist” I am married to my loving and supportive husband for 23 years, Collen and we are blessed with four children; three adult boys; all grown ups and the youngest teen daughter who is still with us and in high school. I am University graduate with a B.A degree in Social Science (majored in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology), graduated with MBA in Sports in 2011. Worked for more 13 years until 2009 when we began our diplomatic life as a family. What I am grateful for is that there is always a bigger plan and things happen for a reason. Although mostly often, we do not have answers; all that matters is that we share those experiences and life lessons to inspire and lift others up. This is my passion and I am thrilled by challenges; good or bad and my mind likes solving mysteries that I believe are real; sometimes hidden and not spoken about. My favorite authors Danielle Steel and Agatha Christie always challenges my thinking and approach in life. I began reading their books from 14 years and I am still their fan reader. They share their stories in writing and as someone who likes sharing, I quickly connected with them My life is all about the real world: family, marriage, relationships, health, children, parenting, spirituality, cooking, leisure, travel, reading, writing, engaging, connecting, encouraging......I love sharing Sharing is golden

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