Take a Moment to Read

There’s Nothing Like a Book

Ever since I was a child, I have loved to read. When life seemed tough or I was sad, I’d escape into the world of literature. I love reading so much that I earned one of masters in creative writing. I also majored in broadcast journalism and spent many years as a TV journalist.

In order to work as a journalist, I had to move to remote cities were there weren’t any movie theaters and cable wasn’t available or I just couldn’t afford it. The library is the one place every town and city had. That’s where you could find me renting videos and books.

As I slowly recover from several illnesses, a long hospital stay, and a severely fractured wrist, I struggle with my faith. When you can’t walk, write, or even eat without throwing up, depression wiggles its way into your thoughts. I decided it was time for me to go back to what I know…books.

I made a trip to Ollie’s which sells books at greatly discounted prices. I got this motivational book, “This Too Shall Pass. Keeping Faith During Tough Times.”

This is a wonderful book filled with scriptures and beautiful pictures.

It lifts my spirit and reminds me that God is always by my side.

In my childhood home, home remedies were often used instead of trips to doctors. There were four of us, and we were quite active. Bumps, scraps, and cuts were common. This book is great for mending those wounds without racking up medical bills.

I constantly battle dry lips. I’m going to try the tips. Everyone has sugar and honey in the house.

This is a must-have. If your drain is stopped up, and you can’t afford or just don’t want to bother with a plumber.

This book has the answer. Hopefully, the hints work, and I can save some money.

I struggle with Rheumatiod Arthiritis. What I eat can spark a flare-up.

This book tells you how to use herbs to stop the pain.

There are even recipes that are simple and economical. I can’t wait to try some of them.

I wish I could shout to the world how beneficial aromatherapy is. When I was in rehab for my wrist and my legs, they provided aromatherapy and meditation sessions. It greatly reduced the stress which says a lot because I was in tough situation. I use essential oils in my bedroom and the common areas of my home.

Like a child, I love big colorful pictures. I had to buy this book on National Parks. No words necessary. The pictures speak for themselves.

I have a secret love. You guessed it…classic cars. When I was a journalist, I worked a lot of weekends. If a classic car show came to town, I made sure we were there.

Look at this pink Cadillac. It reminds me of Aretha Franklin. Here are some more beauties.

I don’t just thumb through pretty books. I actually do read. I live for thrillers, and Dean Koontz is my favorite. I also like Sue Grafton, I’ve followed her alphabet murder series as far back as I can remember.

I decided to try a new author. Kate Cann’s, “Consumed,” looks spooky.

With all the technology we have, life can become overwhelming. I’m old-fashioned. I like to make a cup of tea and snuggle up with a good ole book.

Stay Blessed,

Barbie

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