Timing is everything, right?
In light of all that has been going on recently, listening to the audiobook “A Psalm for the Wild-Built” by Becky Chambers was just what I needed.
I really enjoyed putting on my headphones and spending four hours (it’s a short book!) in a world where:
- people and nature live in harmony. I don’t care if it’s a naive or unrealistic vision. It’s nice to “spend” some time in such a world. A world in which “going green” doesn’t mean living as people did in medieval times.
- drinking tea is important. It’s a world in which it is acknowledged that people need to take some time out and drink tea.
- a young person taking a journey into the wild to find themselves (plural is used in the book) is 29, not 18, which makes a lot of sense nowadays. In addition, it’s no spoiler to say that the young person in the wilderness does not die.
- there is a super cute robot!
I enjoyed the style of writing. In fact, I have placed a hold on the next book (it’s a duology, a two-part series) on Libby. I don’t mind waiting a while – I prefer not to read two books in a row by the same author.
Oh! One last thing:
Having a friend is always a good thing – that takeaway is absolutely true!