I love to read. I love navigating my way through a thick plot, losing myself in the characters, flipping pages uncontrollably, without even realizing. I can travel the world and take a walk in any shoes while reading a book.
My love for books has not diminished over the years. Now, there is so much content being read across the Internet, sometimes my eyes just can’t even grasp the idea of pulling out a book and diving into yet another place to read.
I am writing a new chapter of my life – the chapter I’m entitling, “Do what you love.” Sounds easy enough, right? It’s actually quite complicated and takes a little more focus and determination than just deciding it. It’s requiring me to define what I love. And then introducing this love into my life every day.
First thing on my list of loves? Reading.
I am currently halfway through India in Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert. Yes, I know I’m jumping on the bandwagon a bit late, but I’m making progress. And loving it.
These are the books left unread on my bookshelf:
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
Outside the Box, by Lynn Sterr
On Writing, by Stephen King (I’ve read this book before, but not at a time when I could fully appreciate)
The Snowfly, by Joseph Haywood
When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris
Baby Proof, by Emily Giffin (she’s already came out with a new book… I’m so far behind!)
Make Money Not Excuses, by Jean Chatzky
The Accidental Billionaires, by Ben Mezrich (I’m really excited for this one)
Freakonomics, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson (I know, I’m way behind the times with this one, too)
Have you read any of these? Which would you pick for my next checkmark in my chapter?
Sidenote: after looking all of these books up on Amazon, I discovered every single one of them is four stars. I must have good taste in books!