Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happiness is... A GOOD BOOK!

I love to read. I've always loved to read. One of my very favorite things to do in the whole world is sit on my front porch and read. Sometimes the cat joins me. Sometimes not. Sometimes it's raining. Sometimes it's the middle of the night. I just find it peaceful, relaxing (except when those stinkin' teenagers are being loud and obnoxious across the street).

Right now, I'm reading "Motor Mouth" by Janet Evanovich. I love her Stephanie Plum books. But this is one of her Alexandra Barnaby books. They all have a bit of mystery and suspense. But I also love that she writes with humor. I should finish this one in a day or two. Then I plan on reading a book a friend loaned me, "Sisterchicks on the Loose" by Robin Jones Gunn. I've never read one of her books before. But my friend is a fan. So, I'm looking forward to that one too.

A long time ago, I had a counselor who suggested that I read before going to bed. He wanted me to read fiction and he wanted me to read for at least 15 minutes before trying to sleep. He didn't care if it was horror or romance, as long as it wasn't about my life. His theory was that it would take my mind off of the 'crap' going on in my world and allow me to relate to the characters in the book. Regardless of what mess the characters were getting themselves into, my brain knew enough to know that it wasn't MY 'crap'...that it was just made up. Ultimately, it would distract my mind long enough to allow me to fall asleep. Much of the time, it works.

During my time off, I plan to read lots of good books!

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