I listen to the audio book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach recently.
When I came across this book I actually thought that it was by an author called Jonathan Livingston and the title was Seagulls. How wrong I was to presume such things.
My husband had said to me that it was a very inspirational book and that he had read it a number of years ago. However when I asked him about it he was unable to shead much light on this short novel.
I listen to the audio book over a couple of days when I was ironing and it was peaceful.
Surprised wasn’t the word when I realised that this inspirational book was about a seagull called Jonathan.
As the audio book played I wanted for the pivotal point in the story the part that would transform my life. I think it’s possible that my husband hyped it up and then I assumed that this book would be transformational.
It’s very possible that if I listen to it again with a clear understanding of story line I may be able to appreciate this short novel. I sadly didn’t feel inspired or made a life changing decision.
Note to self never again ask my husband for a book review as I may never experience the desired wow factor that the author intended.
The funny thing was that the other morning whilst I was getting Timothy’s breakfast I had put a baby sensory video on and a bird was on the video and my husband remarked oh look it’s Jonathan!
Oh Timothy, guess what? Jonathan Livingston isn’t a flying rat but indeed an inspirational seagull!
Happy Tuesday Friends!