I was siting in the school pick up line, a few years back. waiting for my kids. Tears trickling down my face as I just said goodbye to my friends I’ve known for years it seemed. I knew everything about their lives……what they were feeling, the troubles, the celebrations, the breakups, birth of children, the new businesses…..EVERYTHING.
For anyone reading a long book series you know EXCATLY what I mean. After multiple books, with the same characters, these “people” are part of you.
A lot of times, actually most times, I have to read two fictional books at the same time so that I have one to look forward to when the other ends. Anyone else do this?
Fast forward to a big move, in which we left so quickly I lost a lot of books in the process. Plus life and job changes that just didn’t carry the same routines. During all this, I kind of stopped reading for pleasure. Not that long ago, I decided to start again. It can be such a great way to wind down…unless you are bawling your head off of course.
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P.S. – I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction so I have included some of each.
Present Over Perfect – Shauna Niequist – Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
Already started this one, thanks to an Instagram friend. This book is all that!!! Shauna is relatable, honest, and inspiring. I have so many quotes saved in my phone, it almost feels like I copied the whole book over there.