I had a huge bookcase when I was growing up, I have always been a big book nerd. I think the books I read as a child were probably the most applicable to adult life. Really, when it comes to life, the rules/guidelines are pretty simplistic. We just make things harder than they need to be. Here is a brief description of the book from Wikipedia
In this book, Grover is horrified to learn that there is a monster at the end of the book, and begs the reader not to finish the book, so as to avoid the monster.
Fearful of reaching the end of the book, Grover constructs a series of obstacles, such as attempting to tie pages together and laying brick walls, to prevent the reader from advancing.
Increasingly frightened (and also in awe of the reader's strength at overcoming the obstacles), Grover pleads with the reader to stop reading as the book nears its conclusion.
However, the monster turns out to be Grover himself
Is Alise just being random and weird, what does this have to do with anything at all? Well first off, yes I am random and hella weird, everyone knows that. Secondly this book made a profound statement, that what we are scared of in life is 9 times (plus 1) out of 10 within ourselves, or made up in our own mind. As I mention often, and particularly in my Fear post, is that I need to stop playing the fear card, because it keeps getting cut anyway, so I need to try another suit (I tole y'all life is a big ol' Spades game). And guess what? I have been doing better, I have stepped out to do some things in the past I wouldn't have even tried. I am talking to and networking with people I previously would have been too shy or scared to approach, and it is making a big difference. All that from realizing the monster at the end of the book, was just lil' ol' me (and Grover).