Reading with Benefits...
I went to the circus and mopped floors!
Last year I read one or two books. Over the course of blogdom, I had somehow traded reading reading for blog reading. While I am entertained by some wonderful blogs, I was missing out on my most favorite hobby of all. READING reading.
At the beginning of the new year I decided I was going to make time for reading reading again. I always believed that reading, regardless of the material, sharpened my creative mind.
Since January I have read TEN books! Two of them were super thick: Alex Haley's Roots and Gone With the Wind.
Today I finished Never Wave Goodbye. Over the course of completing this book, I cleaned a fish tank, folded laundry, cleaned bathrooms, put dishes away, mopped floors, cooked, and drove for approximately 4 hours.
How do you suppose I managed that?
It was an audiobook!
What a wonderful sense of accomplishment to be lost in the suspense of a good novel while mindlessly completing everyday tasks. I mopped floors more than necessary while listening to Water for Elephants. I always save my audiobooks for when I have stuff to do and read from my Kindle at bedtime.