The Reading List

The last thing I do before I go to sleep is read. I love nothing more than to spend an entire day in bed with ... a bunch of books. I get to indulge this erotic fantasy when I'm home sick or when I play hooky from work.

If I were going to take very good care of my mental health and treat myself like a treasure, I would schedule at least one full day of reading for myself each month. THAT's a mind-blowing idea! A legitimate day off in bed with a bunch of books and my journal. Can you hear the soft music in the background?

I am addicted to non-fiction, but I can't read non-fiction before I go to sleep because my mind will start racing and then I'll need to do some journaling before I go to sleep and then there will be one more thing I'll want to look up and then more journaling and reading one more chapter...

Fiction is my prescription for sleeping. More specifically 2 melatonin and a fantasy. Lately I've been immersed in a series with lots of crazy fairies running around San Francisco. Tons of fun, but fairies can be exasperating after 4 books worth. So I moved on to another urban fantasy series about woman who can talk dead people. Jury's out on that one so far.

Here's the current non-fiction reading list:

Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now: HOW TO CREATE YOUR SECOND LIFE AT ANY AGE Page after Page Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life

Here's the current fiction reading list:

Grave Witch: An Alex Craft Novel BRAINRUSH, a Thriller (Book One) The Red Tent: A Novel The Dog Who Danced

Art books I'm working through:

You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less Digital Art Wonderland: Creative Techniques for Inspirational Journaling and Beautiful Blogging Digital Expressions: Creating Digital Art with Adobe Photoshop Elements Inner Excavation: Exploring Your Self Through Photography, Poetry and Mixed Media

Life is just full of all kinds of joy between the covers! Please share your book list with me. I'm always looking for more, more, more ...