Saturday, June 25, 2011

Book Brain

I'm guessing any of the dozen or so people that read this blog are aware of the fact that I have a bit of an addiction--reading.

Take today, for instance. It's the first sunny day since Tuesday. My kitchen is a mess. My floors need dust-mopped. Laundry is waiting to be done. And I have a farmer's market and grocery list as long as my arm. But, the minute that Jeremy walked out the door for work, I sat down with a cup of coffee and finished reading my book. I knew I wouldn't be able to concentrate on anything else until I settled in to turning the final pages of the story.

Now I can breathe easier again. And that book-filled space in my brain is momentarily freed up and ready to focus on food and cleaning and the necessities of life (that is until I pick up another page-turner).

I just finished Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister. Her two books (the other is The School of Essential Ingredients) are lyrically beautiful stories. Read them. I'm still processing--which I'm quite capable of doing while working on chores or walking to the farmer's market--and absorbing the story.

I shamelessly took this quote out of context from my reading this morning--in fact it's from the middle of a sentence--but while reading, this thought made me pause for a moment and realize that as believers, this is how we should approach life as recipients of the greatest gift, life that is paid for by Jesus Christ:
...each particular moment made more beautiful with the sense that it had been paid for...

Okay, I'm done procrastinating. Now on to story absorbing and housework. Have a wonderful Saturday!


Heather L. said...

Oh I like that quote!!!

liz nelson said...

you've intrigued me.:) i may have to find these and add them to my ever growing list. are they fiction or non?

stephanie said...

Liz, they are novels...I should have included that piece of information. They are around 300 pages each, very readable, and really just a delightful change of pace from so many books I read. I highly recommend!

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