The past few days since “the knowing” have been pretty difficult to deal with, but not unbearable. Each day gets better and I’m thankful for that. There are still moments that I shed tears about the entire situation, but focusing more on the happy times makes everything a little bit easier to deal with.
But, you know what else is a wonderful coping mechanism? Reading. For past few days, I happened to stumble upon a few blogs, like here, here, and here, that listed the novels that they were currently reading and how therapeutic reading is. I could remember the outlet this created when I had more time to indulge in reading before I became a mother.
Yes, my kids are a handful, especially my son; but, I’ve used them as an excuse for much too often when they enjoy reading as much as I do. So, why not let them read with me? The idea came to me when I noticed my son skimming through the pages of a book that I had just purchased. I’m going to make it a habit to take them to the library whenever I can.
My son reading a book to me
I remember how I used to beg my mom to bring me to the library. Any and every library I saw, I wanted to explore what was inside. I’d spend hours there–getting lost within the aisles of stories, poems, narratives, and history lessons. Sometimes, I’d find a quiet corner and sit on the floor by a window and read. Other times, I’d head over to the big comfy couch and bury myself within the cushions while simultaneously, burying myself withing the pages. I’m glad my mom exposed me to the joy of reading. And with my children, I plan to do the same.
My daughter reading online
So, my little family and I are starting a book collection, which I’m hoping to turn into a little library/nook in a section in the living room. I’ve even installed a little shelf in my room for my collection which is coming along great. I visited a few thrift stores and saw this:
Now can you beat that? I spent $2.00 on 5 books. I also visited another thrift store. Their prices were a bit higher but I great finds indeed. Right now, I’m currently reading A Gracious Plenty by Sherri Reynolds. I started yesterday and I’m half-way through. I’ll probably finish tonight.
Oh, and I also joined a book club. An online book club via Nerd Girl. I have yet to get the book to begin reading, but I plan on stopping by the library tomorrow since Borders didn’t have it with their going out of business sale. -_- You guys should join too. Discussion begins on August 15th and we’re currently reading Tananarive Due’s – My Soul to Keep. I may just be interested in hosting the next book club. We shall see.
What are you guys currently reading?