While Mickey was gone to the DR (safely home now and resting up - Praise the Lord!) I knew that I would need some reading material to get me through. So, I did what anyone with a friend who has a library that rivals most public libraries would do.... I asked for a loan.
Now, my sister-friend Rebecca has a love for books that matches her love for yarn. Her home library is amazing, featuring shelves lovingly made for her by her father. When I first saw this room, I was ready to pack my bags and move in! So I knew that all I needed to do was tell her I needed a good read for his trip. She did better than a good read, she sent me a "pile of books", a series by Debbie Macomber. I was thrilled.
I had heard Rebecca mention this author numerous times, in fact, she is one of her favorites. I couldn't wait to get started. I am now getting ready to begin the third book... and they are really great. Macomber has a way of looking at a story from the viewpoint of several different characters in her books, AND she interweaves her love for knitting into each storyline. Yeah... knitting... one of my OTHER favorite past times. So this series has been great.
Reading has always been a part of my life. When I was younger my mom was constantly reading, and it was something that I thought of as "normal". It is also something that I have tried to instill in my own children. And I can see that they are already doing the same for their children.
Honestly, I believe that reading for pleasure is becoming a lost art. Let me re-phrase that... reading a BOOK for pleasure is becoming a lost art. Many people will read all day, and never crack open a book. I think that is a shame. There are so many things you can learn from books... there are so many places you can "visit" through books... books are truly a window to the world.
If you haven't taken the time to sit down to read in awhile, give it a try. Summer is here... maybe it is time to sit back and relax for a bit. And who knows... you might find you actually enjoy it!