Monday, August 6, 2012

I have been sleeping with a lot of reading material............

One of the great joys of my life is reading.  Who would have thought that learning to read would bring such joy?  When I hear people say they don't like to read I think,  "How sad."  They are missing out on a world that is really just within their grasp. 
 Any way.............................I read every night and this material has a permanant place in my bed.  When I make the bed, they get piled up on the side of the bed I don't use  (Marvin's side) so they are within reach.  What am I reading now?  My Bible is there as well as my teacher's edition of my Sunday School book.  I teach the class and usually start studying my lesson early in the week .  I also have a "Bible Time Line"  pamphlet that gives me a time reference.  I decided to read the prophets in chronological order.  I have read Jonah and now am reading Amos.  I picked up a commentary on Amos and Obadiah this weekend, so I am reading that simultaniously.  I have a book,  "Diary of A Confederate Nurse"  that I have slowly been making my way through.  At present I have Tonya Ricucci's  "Word Play Quilts" along with my latest edition of "American Quilter". 
 I usually try to have a reading "theme" every winter and read extensively on a particular subject.  I have read about ancient Egypt, Polar Exploration, Volcanos and Earthquakes, the Holocaust, Lewis and Clark's Corp of Discovery,  American Indians, etc.  We have the best library in Columbia and I am frequently there.  I tend to prefer reading nonfiction, but occasionally bring home a novel. 
If you're not reading, perhaps you would like to give it a go.  It is a wonderful habit to get into.
  The only drawback is being awakened when one of the book falls on the floor in the middle of the night.  What are you reading? 

1 comment:

  1. Marilyn, when I used to clean Mamie and Jason's house I would go upstairs to clean Shea's room and her bed looks just like your bed as you described. She has all kinds of books on one side of the bed, I wonder if she got that from you.