I looked around my house this week and what do I see? Books, books, and more books. But then what else? I’m a writer and a reader.
What surprised me was the variety in each room. In the kitchen I have my devotional reading by Richard Rohr, the bible, and a new journal for 2018.
The coffee table in my living room holds a coloring book and colored pencils that I pick up and indulge in while I watch the evening news, two books on the Enneagram (I’m very focused on that study right now) and a book on writing, Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg (new update edition). I’ve read it before and am learning from it all over again.
My bedroom night stand holds my Kindle loaded with books I’ve read and some waiting to read, and two paperback cozy mysteries by Kitty French–good turn-to books just before dropping off to sleep.
And there’s my office–filled with how-to books of every kind on writing, all of which I’ve acquired over the years of my 40+ year career. Of course there are plenty of copies of the books I’ve written, as well.
All in all I’m rich in literature, rich in words, rich in readers like you. What a grand thing it is to write and read.
How about you? Are you writing for fun, for publication, for self-expression? Or for some other reason? And what do you like to read? What kind of books draw you? I’d love to hear how books and what kind of books inform your life.
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”