Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body

šŸŽµšŸŽ¶ Have I told you lately that I love…the public library? šŸŽµšŸŽ¶

Tonight I’ll go to bed #grateful for the FREE opportunity to learn more about how to heal my gut; to get some new recipe ideas; to learn from the experience of someone with unique educational and life experiences; and to lose myself in fiction.

SN: both of these fiction books are by Native American authors, with Native American settings, and Native American characters. One or both were recommended by either NPR or Time.

The Jones novel sounds like a Native American Stephen King. So I grabbed it obvi. I first read Erdrich a few years ago on Christmas break: The Round House. Loved it. Loved. And so I read LaRose and Future Home of the Living God when they came out. Both wonderful. Picking up this new Erdrich was a no brainer. Looking forward to some good fiction over the next three weeks.

I haven’t done much non-work related reading since I got sick at the end of August. I just haven’t been able to concentrate. Find myself reading the same sentence over and over and getting distracted easily. I have to save all my reserves for work-related reading (strategic move worksheets, purpose statements, email-upon-email-upon-email, ordinances, comp plans, etc etc etc). And then I spend time researching and reading about my illnesses, treatment options, etc.

So I am really hopeful that I can enjoy some pleasure reading over the next few weeks. Because, in the words of Joseph Addison, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

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