How to Be Alone - Sara Maitland

Well, this is a book to read if you are in a particular mood...

 

It's an easy-to-read book which really delivers on what it promises: it examines the common perception of loners that they are "sad, mad, or bad", the history leading up to it, convinces you that it's ok to be alone, and finally, gives you some ideas on how to spend time alone. Only the first two points interest me though; I have no issues with the last two. :p I guess I was really hoping for more on the first two points. So what I find to be more useful was the 'Homework' section at the back which informs you of other suitable books that expand on what was alluded to in this book. Perhaps I will get them when I'm feeling that way again... :D