Sunday, December 20, 2009

Joy of leisure reading

This weekend I read two books for the fun of it. These were books that I picked up solely for enjoyment rather that education or edification. They were both quick reads that I polished off in a couple of hours. At times, I am reluctant to embrace my "fun" reading as I have so many other things to do that it seems like an indulgence that I can't afford. However, the joy and exuberation I feel after reading a good, wholesome novel is better than chocolate. It is an indulgence that I must make room for on a regular basis. It is not only good for me but Sarah enjoyed watching me read and inquired what the book was about and other questions. She sees me reading frequently (hey, I'm librarian mom) but it was good for her to see me reading for pure pleasure.