"Books are uniquely portable magic."
~ Stephen King
A few weeks ago we were still getting temperatures in the 80's. Fall finally decided to make an appearance . . . the temperatures have dropped and we've had a few very welcome rainy days. With the change in the weather I find myself more often than not drawn towards reading. I sit wrapped in my favorite soft quilt and let myself get lost in a book.
Stephen King . . . maybe sort of a creepy place to get "lost", but with a couple exceptions . . . I have always enjoyed his books. Something about his writing . . . once I get into the rhythm of one of his stories I tend to forget I am reading a horror story. I had not read anything he had written in years until my son got me interested in him again.
I finally got around to reading one of the books I bought this past summer written by a local author, Armen Bacon. She was a keynote speaker at a meeting I attended back in August. Her book My Name Is Armen turned out to be much better than I anticipated and very inspiring.
I have always enjoyed reading. When I was younger I would stay up late . . . not being able to go to sleep until I finished the next chapter . . . and then the next chapter. These days I tend to fall asleep a little easier. I know when I reread a paragraph a couple of times that it is time to turn out the light. I tend to go through spurts where I read more often than others. I am always buying books . . . and I nearly always have a book with me. I cannot bring myself to read on a Kindle. Maybe I haven't given it enough time, but I simply like the feel of a book in my hand, and I love my shelves filled with the books I have read. I love books stores and libraries and opening boxes from Amazon filled with books that I have ordered.
It is getting late and I have a few more chapters to finish . . . I am reading Can I Get An Amen? by Sarah Healy. Not the type of book I usually read, but it is an easy read and sort of a tender, heartwarming story. That may be what I needed after reading a couple of books by Stephen King.