24 Oct '16, 11am

Books are always there for me, full of stories far grander than the one I’ve been given. https://t.co/BGYPHf8Lnr

Joy Challenge #5: Borrow a fun book from the library! I love reading. I’ve always used books as a source of comfort – characters who were always there for me, locations that helped me escape reality, stories far grander than the one I’ve been given. I learned how to spell and read sitting on my grandfather’s lap doing word searches while Sesame Street played in the background, and I don’t know that I’ve gone long without reading ever since. Lately, though, the books that sit in a pile by my desk are all non-fiction. They’re great, and written by wonderful authors with fantastic stories and incredible concepts – but I can’t bring myself to read them. Maybe it’s because I have “every-blogger’s-dream” of writing a book one day, and each new book that comes across my mailbox is a reminder that I haven’t done it yet. Probably I see them, subconsciously, as a reminder of failure...

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