I recently finished reading the first book in the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness.
By reading, I mean I physically held a book in my hands – something that I rarely do.
As a child, I loved reading. I was always walking to the library at the edge of our estate to pick up yet another book. I loved to get lost in the stories written by the likes of Enid Blyton or Fiona Kelly.
Technically, I still read a lot because I have an Audible subscription, but it’s not the same. I like Audible because I can listen whilst getting on with other things, meaning reading is no longer an all encompassing activity that helps me to relax.
Reading A Discovery of Witches and immersing myself in a world of witches, vampires and daemons, with tales of love and strife woven throughout was just what I needed to find my passion for reading again.
With the stresses of daily life always surrounding us, it’s important that we have ways to pull ourselves out of our own heads so we can properly relax.
Reading is one of those things for me but I’d forgotten how to enjoy it fully.
What’s something that you love doing but haven’t done properly in ages?
Give it a go this week and see how you feel 😊