Friday, August 16, 2013
Time for reading!
You know in our busy lives, one of the things that I really need to do is read. It is my safe haven, my go to when I start getting too stressed.
Maybe it's the fact that the fiction takes me away to a completely different world, or it might be that I just need my brain to disconnect from the everyday stresses.
But most of the time, it's really just that I love reading and love having books around me, and can't imagine my life without bookshelves and gorgeous books to dive into.
I went to the library a few days ago, by myself, everyone was still asleep or just getting up, so I wandered around in there for a long time, just browsing, running my fingers through the books on the shelves, grabbing this one and that one that caught my attention and then placing them back into that little spot that never quite seems to fit once they're out.
Leaving with one book is out of the question, that never happens....I'm usually asked if I want a bag for all the books I'm balancing between my arms.
I don't know what it is, but walking out of the library I always seem to have the goofiest smile on my face. It just makes me that happy.
One thing is for sure, I love my Kindle Fire but it will never come to the same level that holding a real book in your hands, does...and that is the reason why I will never get rid of my books, it's also the reason why I can't stop myself from buying more even when I have some on the shelves waiting to be read.
I think I have enough books to keep me busy for a few weeks. A little bit of everything on this stack:
Wedding Night - Sophie Kinsella
Sisters of the Confederacy - Lauraine Snelling
A Simple Winter - Rosalind Lauer
When will this cruel war be over: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson Gordonsville, Virginia 1864
Tapestry of Fortunes - Elizabeth Berg
The Judas Field - Howard Bahr
Return to Beauty...Old world recipes - Narine Nikogosian
Homemade Root beer, soda and pop
The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency used by the Mormons
AND I still have the two cookbooks in the basket too. I think that tomorrow I'm going to take a few moments to sit outside on the deck and read, or I may just set a quilt down under one of the big trees in the back and lay with a book.
What are you reading lately, anything interesting? And are you more of a fiction or non fiction fan?
Is there a book that you think I would love, cause I'm always open for suggestions :)