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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Let's Play Hooky!

        Ever have days where…you want play hooky from life and responsibility but there are just too many things to be done and you can't? I was bemoaning this fact to a friend the other day and I realize what my problem is. I, like so many other authors, have three jobs. There’s the day job so I can keep a roof over my head, put food on my table and buy books. There’s my second job (but this one I really love….it’s the one where I get to create characters and stories and romance) and lastly, there’s the unpaid and never-ending job of keeping house, a necessary evil and the one that has me wanting to play hooky right now. The truth is, I’d much rather read than wash dishes or fold laundry.
Reading has never been a task that must be done. It was always a pleasure, starting when I was in school (a looong time ago). I loved the library at the small Catholic school I attended. It was a cozy room that smelled of chalk and old books. There were window seats where one could curl up and get lost in the pages of a wonderful story and in the afternoon, the sun would stream in through those windows. Dust motes would dance in those beams of light….. It was in this library where I first fell in love with Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights and Nancy Drew and so many other wonderful stories!  
            Oh, but I digress (I’m really good at that).
            So yes, I’m having one of those days. I would love to play hooky and just…read.
So, what am I reading now? What has brought me to the point of wanting to play hooky for the day? An Invitation to Sin by Suzanne Enoch (one of her older stories, but a friend handed it to me and said I had to read it). Am I enjoying it? Oh, you bet! So much so that I want to curl up on my couch with a cup of coffee and read, but alas, I can’t do that today. There are dishes to be done and floors to be swept and bills to be paid so….it’s off to do my chores then go to work…but I’d so rather be reading.
            What about you? Wouldn’t you rather be reading?

As always, happy reading!


1 comment:

  1. Would I rather be reading? That's a rhetorical question, right? ;-)