I love books. I love browsing through bookstores or my local library’s shelves, searching for a new book to read. I love flipping through the pages and reading the covers to gauge the length and style of the story. I love engaging with the author in my mind, conversing about their world — whether fictional or not — and learning more about myself through their words.
I continue to practice my own writing, even when I feel my words are empty, meaningless and lacking in art or craft, because someday I want my own words to contribute to the conversation that books create in the minds of readers.
I love to read. And that love powers my desire to write. If I had to choose between one or the other, I would choose reading. Hands down. No contest.
Currently, I am in the middle of reading two books, both of which I would highly recommend:
Soul Feast, an Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life by Marjorie J. Thompson (10th Anniversary Edition)
I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity, by Izzeldin Abuelaish
So, what is currently on your book shelf?
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