So I started rereading one of my favorite books called Born of Silence by the most amazing, bighearted, and probably one of the best humans out there, Sherrilyn Kenyon. Seriously. I am not exaggerating! I have met this lovely woman three times already and each time, during those ten minute chats, I just cannot believe someone like her exists. Just imagine meeting your own personal hero, I bet you too would be giggling like an idiot. Ha! In all seriousness though SK is truly an angel of a woman. Her books have helped me so much…they are the only therapy I will ever need. Whenever I am feeling down I only need to read her books to sooth any hurt away. If ever I need a good laugh I simply pick up anything written by her and I am cracking up like a mad woman. SK has been a great influence in my life and without her books I don’t know what I would have done all those times I felt lost. It is because of her I have learned how to value myself for who I am and to never pretend to be someone who I am not. Throughout her books she has comforted me in my darkest hours and made me a stronger person. Gah, I am getting all emotional now but I really am grateful for having been so fortunate to discover Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books and to meet the author goddess, as she has been named by fans, herself.
Damn, all this well earned praise and I forgot what this post was about. Ha! Hmm, well Born of Silence is a 614 page book, read this jewel in a day and half. Once I get my hands on one these babies I just cannot let them down. True story. Born of Silence is one of the books which always manages to make me cry like a baby though. First time I read it I was bawling, with a capital B! One thing I do warn anyone who starts reading any SK book is that she has characters who have had really fucked up lives. I really can’t describe it any other way. Her characters will probably make your life seem like sunshine and flowers. I guarantee you will appreciate your life even more. Every time I feel like complaining about my shitty day at work I’m like NOPE…Zarek had it worse (Dance with the Devil absolute favorite book!). Anywho…I really only planned on posting this passage from Born of Silence but instead I rambled about my favorite author and showed what a geek I am. Good job Teresa! With that being said here is a few words of wisdom from Sherrilyn Kenyon:
“The world isn’t fair. And no matter how good and decent you are, no matter how much you give to others, someone is always going to hate you for no other reason than the fact that you breathe. You can’t help that. You can’t change people or their minds once they’ve allowed them to get twisted by hatred. But you can change how you deal with them. Never back down, but walk away when you can, fight when you must. Whatever you do don’t give them the power to hurt you. Don’t let them inside you. They’re not worth it. Live your life for yourself. Stay true to yourself and if they can’t see the beauty that is you, it’s their loss. Let the bitterness take them to their graves. Spend your time on what matters most. Being you and appreciating the people who see you for who and what you are. The people who love you, and the ones that you love. They are all that matter. Let the rest go to hell.”