Reading has always been important part of my life. To me, it is as fundamental as food, water and air.
As a child I loved to read and the passion has grown over the years to the point where I now read several books at a single time. You might be wondering how I do that. It’s simple really…
Reading…It All Comes Down to Choice
Yes, that is right. It all comes down to choice. Just like everything else in life, choosing the types of books you read will help define how you absorb them. For me, I can read most genres, with a few exceptions. There are just some I will skip over in a heartbeat because they are truly not my thing.
For the most part, when I read more than one book at a time, the genres are so different the stories themselves don’t blend into one another. Sometimes one will grab my attention more than another. Other times, I will start one and then let it languish because I am unable to get into it at the time. There is that part of me that instinctively knows when the time is right to pick up that book again.
There was a long period of time when I didn’t read anything worth reading at all. It was all frivolous and complete drivel. I stopped writing reviews except on a rare occasion. It wasn’t like I didn’t want to…it was more that my heart wasn’t there. I equate it to the period of my life when everything was dark and dismal. Feeling lost and hopeless, I was broken. The door to my creative side slammed shut, the light was going out and the muse had left me.
Return of My Muse
This was a scary time in my life. It took a long time to figure out how to fix everything. There was a point where I thought that part of me was over and I had to figure out a new way to live. However, one by one, each part of me slowly healed. Eventually, I was able to start doing a few things, including picking up that book that I let languish for over a year.
On a dark and windy morning, the muse returned to me, playful as ever and with a song in her heart. I knew at that moment things were going to be okay. Since that day, I have been reading again. While I am still reading multiple books at a time, I am savoring the stories and not just blasting through them just to write a review.
Reading will always be a fundamental part of my life. I am reading the stories that are of interest to me. My stack of TBR’s is growing, but at least they are finally being picked up. I don’t think I will ever stop reading because there will always be a story that needs to be read. These days, my e-reader is always with me because I know I will be able to find a few minutes here and there to fall into the pages my latest book. I hope you find the time to do the same.
Wishing you moments of great reading!