"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread. ~~Francois Mauriac~~
When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before. ~~Clifton Fadiman~~
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. ~~W. Somerset Maugham~~
What I'll say is nothing new for me - reading is indeed my refuge and hiding place and my comfort. Last year I got a bit off track. Too much going on. Too many distractions. Too much media. Too much worry. I did read, for sure, but my numbers were down and I got frustrated with certain themes and topics. I feel like for 2022 that I want to take a deep breath (or maybe 20 deep breaths) and begin again with all the pursuits that bring me pleasure, joy, and fulfillment.
I'm hoping to stop by here at least once a week (or maybe more often if that works) and share what I've been reading, what I've been doing, and what I've found joyful. My library here in Kerrville is starting two new book groups - that will be one a week - and I'm hoping to try the new ones and continue with the current ones. We'll see if 4 book groups is doable (plus I'd still like to read along with the mystery group in Austin if I can).
Now I need to go catch up on my blog reading. I'm way behind. Probably no comments for this pass through, but know that I'm reading them and nodding my head. Again, Happy New Year!! Let's find some joy and pleasure through reading this year. Hugs to all!