I had forgotten how much I love reading for the love of reading. Not with the explicit purpose of learning or taking notes to come back to later, just for the pure joy of it.
I usually try to get in a few pages of fiction before bed, but I’ve been completely out of my usual reading routine for the past several months, instead scrolling through the news, social media, saved self help articles before I doze off into COVID dreams. Or some nights I just work until after my bedtime and then fall straight into sleep.
Last weekend, one of my writing buddies recommended I read Eleanor & Park…which I actually received as a gift from a close friend years ago (side note: can we talk about how great books as gifts are sometime??). I decided to start reading it last year, then got busy at work and never got back into it. So, it’s just been collecting dust in my nightstand since then.
I opened it up on Sunday night and gave myself thirty minutes to get back into it. SO MUCH JOY! It’s hilarious and also devastating, and I’m only a quarter of the way through. I’ve been looking forward to joining the book in bed every night, which has also had the benefit of keeping me on track with my 10pm bedtime.
What are you reading right now?