Monday, April 21, 2014

R is for...........Reading

Reading keeps me sane. I mostly read fiction, but I read a good deal of nonfiction as well. Even on my busiest of days, I have to read. It may only be a few minutes, a few pages before bed, but it calms my mind and helps my body wind down.

Then there are the days when things come together perfectly. A chunk of time and a book that I can't put down.

One of the things I'm most proud of is that my daughters love to read. Meg and I are both big readers, and undoubtedly our habits rubbed off on them. They read all over the house, and I love seeing them in one of their spots completely absorbed in a book. I enjoy having the girls tell me about books they're reading, and it's even more fun to talk about books we've all read.

Those kinds of conversations will happen more and more, and they will certainly add to my love of reading.


  1. My mom taught me the importance of reading when I was very young. It's a habit that stuck with me to this day and probably the reason I became a writer.

  2. Do you make sure they don't stay up too late reading?

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

    1. It's not so much the books, as it is ipods, but if they really get into a book, they'll certainly push bed time.

  3. When I was a kid we had a wood stove. There was space behind it that you could walk behind it. It was also the perfect spot to curl up and read. And I did so... a lot!

  4. Reading is my favorite pastime and when i go into a house where they have no books, i wonder how they survive.