I’d like to open today’s blog to discuss what you are currently reading. As of this writing, I am reading a book by John Kralik entitled 365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life. This book really hits home with me because I am a very grateful person. I am grateful for my health, I am grateful for my fantastic circle of family and friends, and I am grateful that I can truly feel the effects of gratitude. By reading this book I see that there are others that “Get It” as well. I guess while I am being grateful, and today’s subject is about reading, I should mention that I am grateful for my Kindle. Let me explain. I’ve always loved reading, but I am a very slow reader because I really get into the visualization of the written word. So, to really enjoy it, I must reflect deeply to bring about the sensations of sight & smell. Sometimes I have to reread paragraphs because it didn’t settle in with me at first. Anyway, since I purchased my Kindle, I can’t get enough of reading. It’s so easy to follow along and I don’t have the worry of wondering where I am, where my book is, and so on. It’s always there waiting for me at a moments notice. And like my cell phone, it’s ALWAYS with me. One of my most favorite times to read is when I am traveling in my motorcoach (1995 Itasca Suncruiser…an old girl named Sunny). It’s so relaxing when I’ve stopped at a spot, be it an RV park, rest area or an obscure location with a nice view, to pile up on the couch with a glass of Pinot Noir and my two Yorkies curled up beside me and reading until I’m required to something else. I should interject, if I’m on the road, I rarely have something else I have to do. Life is a journey of which I am enjoying immensely.Where most travelers find the destination to be when the fun starts, I find the journey is when mine starts.
Please share books you’ve read and would recommend. We’re all looking for that next “I can’t put it down” book. The next book in my Kindle library to read is by Suzanne Collins and it is the three book series of The Hunger Games Trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire & Mockingjay). This was recommended to me by my friend & pet-sitter extraordinaire, Boneta Hensley.
Happy Reading to you all!
CJ (currently in Belmond, Iowa)