Reading is a big part of my life, and it has been since I was a child. I read for a number of reasons: to be informed; to be entertained; to be challenged; and to be inspired. Here are some of the items that I am currently reading.
The Holy Bible – The Bible has been a staple in my life since I was a child. Sometimes I stick to a reading plan. Other times I search out Scriptures that address the need that I have at that moment. Reading the Bible gives me a sense of peace and strength.
When The Soul Listens by Jan Johnson – This book is about prayer. Not the “give me this or give me that” kind of prayer, but the be still and hear God kind of prayer. When The Soul Listens is a short book that is taking me a while to read. It is a book that makes me think. I read a little and then I put it down to absorb what I read. I purchased this book at the urging of a co-worker, and I am glad that I did.
Slow Love by Dominique Browning – This memoir follows Dominique on her journey from the last day of her job as editor-in-chief at House & Garden Magazine to revamping her lifestyle and gaining a sense of self that is no longer defined by her former high profile position. Her story shows how a few small decisions can yield big changes. This book received mixed reviews on Amazon.com, but I think that it was worth the money that I spent.
Fearless Confessions by Sue William Silverman – Fearless Confessions is a guidebook for those who want to share their stories. Last weekend I attended a writing conference, and it re-ignited my desire to write. After the conference I made a commitment to post more often on my blog and to start some of the writing projects that I have put off for years. One of those projects is writing a memoir. I purchased Fearless Confessions a couple of years ago, but I never read it. My renewed interest in writing motivated me to finally open this book. I am only on chapter two, but the information and exercises presented so far have been helpful.
Creative Addiction – The name says it all. This blog is about creativity. Creative Addiction showcases some of the works and ideas of its author, Kim, and introduces its audience to other talented artists.
Mirth and Motivation – This blog centers on appreciating life and serves up inspiring stories. The author of Mirth and Motivation, Elizabeth, encourages her readers to look for the joy in life and to laugh.
What My World’s Like – The author’s desire to change her habit of always looking for the negative in something to looking for the positive inspired this blog. Leandra shares the lessons she learned along her journey to being more positive and confident.
What are you currently reading? Why do you read? For information? Entertainment? If you check out any of the books or blogs I shared with you, I hope that you enjoy them.
“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.” – A C Grayling
See. Live. Enjoy.