Thank you everyone for your book recommendations! We're traveling this week, but I stopped by a bookstore and picked up Finding Your Own North Star this morning. So I'll start with that. But I want to read so many of the books that you suggested. Here's my short list so far: A Girl of the Limberlost, The Book Thief, When Things Fall Apart, Eat, Pray, Love, the Mitford series, The $64 Tomato, and the Eckhart Tolle books. But really, I want to read about all of them.
Books have always been my refuge, my friends, my key to new worlds and new knowledge. I was a bookworm as a child and readÂ ALL. THE. TIME. The library was my second home and I'd bring home stacks and stacks of books. I still do, but now I don't feel I have enough time to read what I want to read (there are so many other things demanding my attention!). I miss it.
We're in a hotel at the moment though, which means no housework or other projects calling my name, so I think I'll curl up with my new book and read while Maia naps.
My (day)dream is to take a week long train ride by myself through beautiful countryside and just bring a suitcase full of books to read. But I don't see that happening anytime soon. So for nowÂ I'll snatch some time here and there.