Ah, Friday. Most weeks its my day off. Today, has been extra special. I enjoyed spending some quality time reading a couple of books that I could relax with. I enjoy biographies and mysteries just to read for pleasure. I’m not making notes or looking up anything unless I want to. Sometimes its easy to forget just how enjoyable a book can be when you don’t have to look up a technical term, a historical event or a complex argument. When I’m reading someone’s life story or a good mystery its like everything else disappears and I’m there in the moment.
On Friday, I read for recreation, since my reading during the week is pretty intense. I’ve always loved biographies. The first one I ever read was about Davy Crockett and I’ve been hooked since. Currently I’m reading a biography of Augustine, AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO by Peter Brown. I’ll do a review of it in October.
I’m also reading the Pastoral Epistles in the New Testament.
Fortunately all of our children are readers too. There are books in each of their rooms. Our oldest son and his wife live out-of-state. The first thing I saw when I walked into their home was a bookshelf full of books. One of sons says he doesn’t enjoy reading, but his room is full of books. Frequently when I step into his room to chat, he is reading. It’s an assigned book he says. One of his other sayings is, “if the book is worth reading they’ll make a movie out of it.”
Peace and Joy!