Just One More Chapter

I don’t always get to read without interruptions in one of the most magical places on earth, but when I do, you better believe I take advantage of it. This past week, my family spent a few days at our friend’s home in the Adirondacks and it was warm and cozy inside and cold and absolutely stunning outside. Snuggling up with a book was one of my favorite parts of our time away.

Most of my family members love to read as much as I do. One was reading two books, another three and I was reading four while we were there. It’s just what we do.

We had a conversation about why we read so much at once. One of my less avid readers does not understand this concept. He is unable to focus on more than one book at a time. But for me, I like reading a fiction book that is a complete escape as well as a fiction book that has a little bit more of a depth to it. I love reading my Bible and a devotional book each morning. And then, I am usually reading one or two non-fiction books at a time. I tend to read books on homeschooling, writing, and Christian living. I also always have a book on my Kindle that I am reading aloud to my kids.

I was able to get away from my normal routine last week, but most of the time this isn’t an option. I came across this quote from Mason Cooley recently- “Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.” With a book, I can always find a place to go.

Currently reading…

“One: Unity in a Divided World” by Deidra Riggs

“Inexpressible: Hesed and the Mystery of God’s Lovingkindness” by Michael Card

“A Dance in Donegal” by Jennifer Deibel

“Arcane” by Sever Bronny

Looking forward to reading…

“Beyond the Front Door: Cultivating Rhythms of Abiding in Jesus” by Elizabeth Giger

My book club book (I can never remember the title!!)

Do you want to read more, but you struggle to find the time? It may be a season especially if you are a Mom with littles! Give yourself grace. You will be able to find time to read again. Plan to read for fifteen minutes to bookend your day. Set a timer if you need to. Maybe start the day with nonfiction and end with fiction. Choose one day of the week to read for an hour and then do it. Have a book that you read a chapter only on Sundays.

Remember the wisdom of Dr. Suess:

The more that you read the more things you will know.

The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.

What are you reading right now?

 

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