As a writer, I don’t have much time to read anymore. Between working, volunteering, and activities with friends and family, I hardly can pick up a book without having to get up and go. But writing, as we all know, benefits from reading. Not only does it allow us to study and develop our craft to make it better, but it also provides a great break from constantly staring at a computer screen and typing all day.
And so, in the midst of writing Heir of Vengeance and editing Captain Patty and Veronica’s Vengeance, I decided to set aside some time to read. Typically it would be before bed after Bible devotions or during breakfast as I ate. The first book I’ve set to tackle on my list is J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. Being a Lord of the Rings fan, I thought it fun to read the history of Middle Earth (and so far it’s been really good!)
It’s been nice to take the time to read, short as it is during the day. I almost forgot how much I enjoyed the written word, how it takes me to another world and puts me in the middle of adventure. I may not get to read as much as I used to, but I definitely want to make more time for this fun and relaxing activity.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to read more of The Silmarillion!