Feed My Reads recommended in 2022 - day 93
Nino Gugunishvili brings us her book based around her experience during the lockdown caused by Covid-19 and this is a great book which allows the reader to have a perspective on how it impacted on another person and thanks to the uniqueness of the book and the skilful writing it manages to be our day 93 of the Feed My Reads recommended in 2022.
Canceled Plans? –Check!
Panic and Fear? – Check!
Self- Isolation? – Check!
Missing Friends? – Check!
Gaining Weight? – Check!
Binge-Watching TV? – Check!
Lengthy Self - diggings? – Check!
Hope? – Check, check, check!
Who would have thought that Global Pandemic, Self-Isolation, Cluster, and a Lockdown were to become the trendiest words in 2020? Who would have imagined the world would freeze and people would stay home shattered with fear, panic, uncertainty towards their future?
How do we adjust to this changing reality, when none of our questions have answers when plans turn upside down, and things get totally out of control?
In her new book: “From My Balcony to Yours,” author Nino Gugunishvili shares her personal account during the first several months of the COVID -19 global pandemic in the form of short stories and observations.
When the Covid pandemic hit it impacted everyone in the world in some way but whilst we have seen and heard some stories, we only really hear a little bit of what their lives have been like due to Covid, here Nino tells us a little bit about her life being impacted by the pandemic and shows that even with many differences between people, we may find that everything is more relatable than we expect.
The book is written in a way that allows for this serious situation to be focused on one person and steers clear of too much mention of the deaths and suffering going on but instead on how people could feel the challenges they faced without feeling guilt.
As someone who found the lockdown to suit my lifestyle hugely, I found it interesting to have a take from someone who seems in some ways to find the positives but also get frustrated by the negatives of the lockdown and I think that this is something which helps people to maybe allow themselves to consider what has happened and how it has felt so that they can deal with what may not have hit them as being something impacting their lives as much as it has.