This may be the last of the muggy days for this year, which would make me so happy. We had a brief taste of fall weather with one cool, refreshing day last week, and I’m ready for it to make a comeback. For now, I’m enjoying a steaming cup of chai and a bowl of what must surely be nearly the last of the summer strawberries, blueberries and peaches.
I didn’t read anything last week because I was waiting for my book club book to become available, so while I was waiting, I tried out a few books I already had borrowed from the library, but with no success. When my hold became available, I rushed to pick it up, but I really struggled to get into it. Then I had a number of things unexpectedly come up that I had to take care of after work several days last week, and I never did finish the book, which we are meeting to discuss tomorrow. The reason I’m writing about this is to talk about reading choices. I’ve decided to stop participating in this Friends Book Club, as I just feel like I’m reading too many books that I didn’t choose, while the library holds that I personally selected pile up and end up being returned unread. I already have one book club that I facilitate, and I think that’s enough. Reading is my favourite thing to do, and there will always be more great books out there than there is time to read them, so why would I spend my time reading something I’m not really into? It wasn’t an easy decision to come to, as I really enjoy getting together with this group of friends and catching up, but I realize that when reading becomes work, something has to go. So I guess what I’m saying is, don’t bother reading a book that’s not grabbing you. Rest assured that there will be something else at hand that will pull you in and keep you engaged, delighted or inspired.
That’s all for today. Get outside and enjoy the sunshine before the rain arrives!