I began my love affair with reading as a very young girl and relished my weekly library trips, returning loaded down with volumes of fiction. I still remember tackling A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, thinking it the thickest novel ever and finishing it by reading half an hour every night before I had to have "lights out" during high school. In my adult years, I devoured psychology books and non-fiction. Now I find almost anything and everything I am interested in reading at my fingertips.....the internet! (And still get my fiction from the library or bookstore.)
The only downside I can think of about loving reading is that I could read all day long, inside, never seeing a single soul and become a hermit. And for someone who loves the company of people, that's a big downside.
So when I get into those "reading mood" days now, this is what I do:
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And it's really quite nice outside, too:
So while I can enjoy my reading, I can still feel almost outdoors and also strike up conversations with other coffee shop patrons, hence, my "people-fix" at the same time. I can head home after an afternoon at Starbuck's, feeling I've been out in the world, a part of the human race, and satisfied.