Hello, world. This has been a crazy couple of weeks (or months, depending on where you live and when you’re reading this), hasn’t it? Disease, economic downturn, fear and isolation have been the headlines of the day. I’m usually one content enough to stay at home and go nowhere for a period of time, more than most perhaps. But this has even me a little down and out, mainly because we have no idea how long this will continue. But you didn’t come here to read that, I know.
One of the things I miss the most is my library right now. But it’s thankful I am that I have collected and curated my own extensive home library. I’ve documented my new additions throughout the years here on this blog on my Random Book Posts. I’ve stressed and complained about the lack of room and my lack of self-control when it comes to buying more books (on all types of subjects from witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses to reading body language). But I’m not complaining any longer! I have plenty to read ’til the cows come home (or not). Right now I’m reading “Germ,” by Robert Liparulo.
The other day I was listening to the radio to Dr. Rosalie de Rosset, professor of literature, English, and Homiletics at Moody Bible Institute. She recommended a Pandemic Reading Plan. The constructive structure could help keep us all sane, educated and cultured! I am particularly interested in “Wolf Hollow” by Lauren Wolk and “The Shadows,” by Nicholas Carr. I wish she had recommended more fiction. Of course, you can check out my Recommended Reading List! 🙂 Or, spend an afternoon and plan your own. Have you always wanted to read the classics but never had the time? Play a game where each book you read is by an author from a different continent. Or decade. Read children’s literary classics to your kids. Find curated lists online of classic, thought-provoking novels that will take you to another world and work your way down the list!
Good books can take you to another place and point you to reality at the same time.
If you’re looking to relax while someone reads to you for a change, Voices of Calm provides short and free videos for both kids and adults.