Monday, June 10, 2013

Manic Monday and a Few Good Books

After a crazy, stressful, whirlwind week I found myself less than thrilled to get out of bed on Monday morning to start it all over again. Halfway through the day it occurred to me that what I desperately needed was to get lost in a really good book! After a quick text to a book loving friend for some suggestions I anxiously headed to the library after work.

The library. Any place that is filled with books is on the top of my list of most magical places on earth. I love walking into a room lined with overstuffed bookshelves, the smell of dusty old books, and the sound of mothers whispering "shhhhh" to their children who are excited to pick out their next great adventure sitting on a nearby shelf. In a room full of books the opportunities are endless, and nothing soothes my stressful mind like delving into a good fantasy, taking a trip through time in a historical fiction, or being immersed into the hopes and fears of someone's life story.

Today I picked out two books I can't wait to get lost in.
And as much as I would love to continue sharing my love of books with you, I'm afraid I have a lovely chair by an open window eagerly awaiting my company. This manic Monday has now given me time to relax with a few good books. 

I am always looking for suggestions, so what are your favorite books? Any good books on your summer reading list?