I love to read and always have. A good story can transport me, carry me away and cause me to easily miss entire conversations. As a ardent multi-tasker, reading feels luxurious and, with a book, I always have a friend to turn to.
Before my foot surgery several weeks ago, I spent a fair amount of time assembling a large variety of books, deliciously anticipating that I’d finally have enough time to read at will. And I have the time … but the after effects of anesthetic coupled with pain (and pain meds) have conspired to sap my attention span. Regardless, I have soldiered on, determined not to fill my recovery days with reality TV, incessant news shows (that rarely offer new) or old reruns. Next to “command central” (the recliner that I spent most of my days in) are neat stacks of paperbacks within arm’s reach. These are the ones I’m focused on at present:
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- Dirty, Sexy Politics by Meghan McCain
- Sh*t my Dad Says by Justin Halpern
- Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo
- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Are you a reader? If so, what are you eager to read next?
book image from goodreads.com
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Anonymous
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