Saturday, February 6, 2010
I don't think I need to preach to anyone about the importance of reading in general, but I do want to emphasize what a crucial part of Project ESCR it is for me. I used to read voraciously, but the older I've gotten the more distracted I've become by TV, computer time, kids, husband, chores, you name it.
But here's the thing: reading is just plain good for your brain because it exercises it like nothing else. And it's good for your soul because it forces you to sit down, relax, and focus on something.
I've been trying to incorporate more reading into my life in two ways: first by reading in bed for half an hour or so before lights out and second by using audiobooks in the car. The commute to church and back twice a week gives me at least 3 hours of listening ("reading") time on wheels. Love that.
The layout above includes lists of favorite books, recent reads, etc. (If you care, I think you can click on the photo to see the layout large enough to read the lists.) So my question for you is, what book did you love so much the first time you read it that you can still remember that satisfying "I just finished an awesome book" feeling?
DOon't you want to feel that way again? I DO.