Happy New Year everyone! Hope the holidays treated you well and that January has been kind as well.
With it being the middle of winter, it might be hard to think cozy front porch thoughts, but here in the south, it’s not uncommon for people who own wonderful old houses to enclose their front porches and install heaters. There’s nothing much cozier to me than sitting on one of those enclosed porches with the heater on (which is generally only enough to take the chill from the air) while I’m wrapped in a blanket and reading a book.
Since the beginning of the year, I’ve removed the word games from my Kindle and started working my way through the books. Unfortunately, there’s been quite a few where I couldn’t get past the first couple of pages. If I don’t like the characters, the pacing is slow, the writing is poor, or the story just doesn’t capture my imagination, then the story has been removed from my Kindle.
While I’ve resolved to give myself more me time in 2013 that doesn’t mean I’m willing to suffer through a book. I used to do that, but decided life’s just too short to spend time on a story that doesn’t do it for me.
So, I guess my random thought of the day is more a question: why do people spend time doing things they don’t enjoy?