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.
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
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.
you? Wouldn’t you rather be reading?
As always, happy reading!
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