To just enjoy a book or two

 “Today I’d like to sit and read. 

Forget I have a job I need.

Ignore the things I have to do.

And just enjoy a book or two.”

I read.

I read a lot.

I read quickly.

I read often.

I read.

*

I read outside in the sun.

I read at night when my work is done.

I read to enjoy, to escape and relate.

I read at night, usually too late.

I read.

* I’ve not counted how many books I’ve read this year, but it’s safe to say my “Quarantine” pile is tall enough to topple over. I’d guess between 50-60.  My favorite this year has been “The Authenticity Project” by Clare Pooley.

Are you a reader? 🙂

 

Accurate!

 

 

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7 thoughts on “To just enjoy a book or two

  1. I too am (or, have been) an avid reader. I love to dive into book after book, and for decades have read myself to sleep. Over the past few years, with all of the inner change (Kundalini awakening), focusing well enough to read has been very difficult. That said, I couldn’t help myself and bought the new book written by Mary Trump, Donald’s niece, who happens to be a psychologist. I’m fascinated to read about the family dynamics and psyches that created our President. So far, I’m still reading the prologue.

    • I do go through periods where focusing is an issue ~ at the start of the stay-home orders I found that to be the case. Now It’s my escape! Thanks for weighing in 🙂 MJ

  2. I have just started reading again after almost two or three years. In 2018 I lost my husband and then my son last year so my mind wasn’t really able to focus on a book. Now that I have started reading again I get upset that I don’t have more time to just sit and read. When I taught high school I used to tell my students that they just needed to find something they liked and then they would like to read. They rarely believed me. I hope some day they will look back and remember my words.

    • I’m sorry to hear that, that is a tremendous amount of loss in a very compressed timeframe. No, I wouldn’t have had the focus to read, either.

      I agree with you – find something you like to read and you will read. I tend to favor historical fiction the best. I hope your students remember that, too!

      Thank you for commenting! ~ MJ

  3. I too am a reader. My tastes are eclectic and varied. The complete collection of the Sherlock Holmes stories is currently my go to “escape” read. I love history. Stumbled across a book on John Muir called “His Life and Letters and other writings. Full of his personal correspondence. Decided to see if I could find one along the same lines for Louisa May Alcott. Bingo. It was called The Journals of Louisa May Alcott. Both made me feel like I knew them as people. Raw and unfiltered. Read the Little House on the Prairie not too long ago..and a series we had in Jr high called The Borrowers. Pure escape that last one. Also enjoy reading self help books (finance,personal growth, various life issues, how to butcher a pig, etc) yada, yada. Does reading blogs count 🙂

    • Yes, my interests are varied as well — mostly historical fiction, some autobiographies or biographies and self-help, too. And Yes, reading blogs counts 🙂 One thing I don’t read is horror or violent fiction ~ I just can’t take it, will dream of it for weeks, not worth it.

      Thanks for chiming in, DM!

  4. I love to read. I listen to books and love to read books as well. I just downloaded a Kindle but have yet to use it. I just reserved The Authenticity Project. Thanks for the book suggestion. I love when people tell me their ‘favorite’ book. It makes me sit up and listen.

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