Time for Late Summer Reading

by Rachel Baker on August 7, 2015

This summer, I took time off from reading and writing to do arithmetic. It paid off, as I now have a college degree. This great accomplishment has been a long time coming – a really long time. Now, I’m ready to power read my way through the last weeks of summer and into the fall. As the writer below says, “I’ve lost touch with the power a book holds.”

I found the article below at one of my favorite sites, freepeople.com. I’ve read a few on the list, but what I loved most about the list is there is both fiction and non-fiction, and really great summaries of all the books. There seems to be some fabulous choices to add to a bookstack; and honestly, I’m thinking about an actual book (not my kindle) and a cup of tea, with my wonderful new quilt (thank you Quilts of Valor) across my legs. That, my friends, is the beginning of explorations into the power a book holds. And I can’t wait!

Even if you don’t read all of these, if you are looking for something to read during these dog days of summer, I’d say this is a great list to focus your attentions.

I’ve lost touch with the power a book holds. The summer is already half-way over (how?!) and I haven’t had the time to read even just one. Is it really lack of time? Or is it just me prioritizing other things? It’s both, and I’m to blame. Seeing as I write every single day for my job, reading should to be a pastime that is more frequent in my life. Actually, it’s necessary. The more you read, the more you learn. The more you learn, the more you know. Words have the power to enrich the soul, to inspire. I realized the other day that I haven’t read a book in quite some time, and I felt really bad about it. I have a strong desire to improve my writing, and I believe reading other’s work is the door to new perspectives, different points of view, a fresh verbiage. To get myself jumpstarted, I asked my friends here at home office to recommend the best of the best. The books that leave pages marked in their lives, the ones that make them laugh, the ones that help them grow. The summer isn’t over yet, and it’s never too late to start a reading list that can then be carried on into the seasons ahead.

Read the Full article:
It’s Not Too Late To Start A Summer Reading List

This article was written by: Rachel Baker – Click to follow on Twitter; or you can follow her at The Crafty Veteran on Bloglovin. You can also follow her writing about women veteran interests at Shield Sisters

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