I really love to read. I feel so relaxed in my every day life when I know there is the reward of a couple of chapters of a meaty good book. Waiting for me at the end of that long mother-filled chore-ridden day, like a butler with a good glass of wine.
I can’t quite understand when people say “I don’t read.” For me, that’s equal to “I don’t eat.” Come again? You … don’t read??? How can you not read? I understand not having time. As mommies, we are all busy creatures. But the lure of a good story, opening that book while you’re curled up in your favorite chair, being swept away on someone’s words is one of the finest experiences in life.
I thought I would put out some of my favorite books that I have read, and would love to hear yours….. Some I have just read recently, and others are long-time friends.
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Travelling Mercies by Ann Lamott
I could go on and on, but these are a few jewels that sparkle a bit more brightly in my mind….
I am a happier person when I have my nose in a book. The TV can be blaring out a hockey game, the kids can be running around causing trouble and yet I am immersed. I am wrapped in Story. I am more complete in my spirit.
I’m currently caught up in The Hour I First Believed, by Wally Lamb. And ooooohhhhhhh, it’s shaping up to be one of those books…. I’ll let you know.