Back on June 6 I talked about turning off your GPS, putting away the map and taking a road less traveled. Getting lost in your local area to find the parts of your town/city/county/state that you have never explored before. Today, we explore a different type of getting lost.
This type of lost is more time consuming, yet easier on the wallet and requires no use of GPS or a map.
Take a step away from work, away from the house, away from whatever your normal, daily life entails, and lose yourself in a story that transports you miles/years/worlds away from here.
Relax a little. Read a little.
No work manuals, no tech journals, no textbooks, no white papers, no cook books. Good old fashioned stories. Stories that engross you. Stories that envelop you. Stories that engross you to the point that before you know it you have spent the past 4 hours reading, completely lost in the story, without even realizing it.
“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” – Mark Twain
Ever since the advent of the e-Reader, I have fallen in love with reading again. I used to buy paperback books that looked interesting from the book store, but whenever I couldn’t find the time to make it down there, or Target did not have anything too interesting on their shelves, it seems that my recreational reading fell to only when I traveled, as I would but the books from the store in the airport terminal to read on the plane flight ahead of me.
Now, there is Amazon.
I have found my love of reading again. From fiction to documentaries, novels to short stories, the virtual book stores that can be found online, complete with recommendation engines, ratings, feedback, finding books has never been easier.
It has never been easier to find a story to get engrossed in, a story to lose yourself in.
A story to find yourself in.
Day 20. Way 20. Get lost, again, this time, in a book. Lose yourself, find yourself and be transported while doing so.
What books have you read lately?
What books would you recommend to others?
Share your favorites, stories and recommendations in the comments below.