Thursday, September 20, 2007
Booking Through Thursday: Sunshine and Roses
Imagine that everything is going just swimmingly. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and all’s right with the world. You’re practically bouncing from health and have money in your pocket. The kids are playing and laughing, the puppy is chewing in the cutest possible manner on an officially-sanctioned chew toy, and in between moments of laughter for pure joy, you pick up a book to read . . .
What is it?
Yesterday would have been the perfect reading day. It was overcast, rainy, not too cold and not too warm. Oh, how I wished I could linger in bed, wake up at my own speed and not have to go into work! Alas, duty called and off I went to the office. I should have stayed in bed. It was that kind of day.
Under the most perfect of reading conditions, I am drawn to all the usual sorts of books I like to read. My biggest dilemma would be deciding what to read next. There is not one sort of book that stands out above the rest.
I may want to celebrate the moment by reading something breezy and light, something funny, or perhaps something dark and intense. Or this may be the perfect opportunity to settle in with a longer more serious book, one that is thought provoking with a writing style to savor. Depending on my mood, I may want to transport myself into a completely different world or surround myself with real life situations. A visit with old friends or familiar places might be nice, but then, I would not mind meeting someone new and traveling to parts of the world I will never set an actual foot in. There are times when I prefer to solve a riddle or a puzzle, study human nature, go on an adventure with lots of ups and downs, or take it easy with something inspiring. This would be the perfect time to read a book that would make me feel deeply--one I could cry over, get angry and roll my eyes or mutter my outrage under my breath, or even laugh out loud in spurts without drawing the attention of anyone other than my animals.
Under the perfect reading conditions, I think I might want a little bit of everything. Maybe if I had an entire day . . .
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