Yes you read that right. Books have my soul and truthfully I am not to worried about it.
Books bring me great joy. Even ones that aren’t in my typical genre of reading.
When I get to order books online when the box comes its like Christmas!
Books have always been my best stress relieving tool. My best friends. The tears I have cried over fictional characters……..Then there are the ones I can read over and over and its like when Norm walks into Cheers. Comfort and familiarity can do a lot to sooth frazzled nerves.
Typically this is how I watch the kid play. I need my brain engaged constantly and books can do that for me. While slipping in and out of reality with a book my brain is engaged in so many ways. Playground stops or time outside is typcially time that I want the kid to be burning energy. Eight year olds have so much of it, although they don’t share it very well.
Now that she is getting into reading chapter books. Books give me even more joy.
My heart skips a beat in joy when I look back and see this. The days I spent with my nose buried in a book.
Lately some of our favorite times have been both of us in the bed , reading our own books. It is just so very soothing.
I am also very blessed that some of my friends are able to kindle the love of books in my child as well……
Books are my best distraction for me. They have so much to teach us if we have an open mind.
Sometimes I have trouble not finishing a book, even if it isn’t holding my interest because I believe every book has something to teach us. Sometimes its just that we are on the right track just a bit off. Sometimes its that we are right on target. There is not one subject that I can think of that I would not read about. I love being in the library and book stores. There is a smell a feel almost a taste to book stores and library’s. No two have ever felt exactly the same to me.
I can’t wait to keep unwrapping the world of books to my daughter.