I love reading. I love books. I love getting into a really good story and escaping from real life and getting involved in another world for just a little while. Unfortunately since becoming a mother I haven’t been able to read anywhere near as much. I haven’t taken the time to relax with a really good book for a very long time. There’s always something more important to do and if I get a few minutes spare I will try and get something else crossed off my to do list, and if I read instead I would just feel anxious thinking about all I have to do.
Recently though, I’ve realised I really could do with the escapism and getting absorbed in a really good book. I am finding daily life quite stressful at the moment, a never ending to-do list and a few health issues, an impending wedding and a house that just won’t stay clean mean that I am constantly overwhelmed and exhausted. I really need the distraction and relaxation a book can bring. I need to get involved and emotional about someone else’s life for a bit. I need to take the time out, just for me to enjoy reading again, and prioritise it over other small things.
Of course my first choice is always an actual physical book, but since becoming a mum it has just been easier to read books on my kindle, which I love for the convenience and size. My kindle is easy to throw in my bag if I think I might be waiting around in the car at some point, and I can read it in bed at night without turning the light on and disturbing my family.
I have a huge pile of books that I want to read, both real and on the kindle waiting for me and I can’t quite decide where to start. I’m excited to go on our honeymoon in August (apart from for all of the obvious reasons) because I should get lots of time to read in the sunshine. We are hoping that due to lots of late nights in Spain that Ava will embrace the Spanish siesta and we can have some time during the day to just relax by ourselves and I can spend lots of time reading on sunny balconies. I can’t bloody wait.
I am going to write another post soon talking about some books on my reading list that I can’t wait to get started on. I hope it’s not boring for people to read about – but I absolutely love books and reading and I need it in my life again.
Are there any books that you have really loved recently and can recommend? I can add them to my huge list!