#fmsphotoaday: New

I started off the year reluctant to announce that I wanted to return to reading.  So, having shifted things around in my schedule and adopting an approach to reading,  I’m glad to say that I’m reading my second book of the year–The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion.   It’s the follow-up to The Rosie Project by the same author.  I enjoyed the first book immensely and polished it off over the weekend. 

I’m trying to read the new book a chapter at a time, so some restraint is required.  Still, I know that’ll be easier said than done. 

I hope you all are having some adventures, reading and otherwise. 

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Reawakening the reader in me

Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they will always love you back.

~John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

I don’t know I stopped reading books for fun.  But I do remember what it was like to have a stack of books that I was very eager to devour.  It was like a fever of sorts back then. I lost time reading books not knowing what time it was or even if I had eaten.  I lived in other worlds,  empathize and sympathize with some characters, and experienced things that I wouldn’t and couldn’t begin to imagine to experience.

These days my reading are mostly case files and statutes.  Nothing exciting,  all necessary and time-consuming in my profession. Not the kind of reading that is escapist and/or a distraction to real life.

A part of me has always wanted to get back into reading the same way that I used to read.  The realist in me would remind me that I no longer have the time to read that way anymore and that I have other pressing matters.  But this being a new year, the optimist in me wants to read books again. 

What now?  I decided to take reading for leisure a step at a time.  First step is just to pick a book- something unrelated to work and fun to read.  Next, to read that book, be it a few minutes or a few hours.  Simple plan, right?

Enter the Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.   It’s the light – hearted and fun kind of story that I preferred reading before the Real World really set in for me.

I hope that this book is a start to more adventures in reading. 

How about you?  Reading anything new? Or is there a book you’d like to recommend?

#fmsphotoaday Day 1: Sky

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The sky over the Philippine Sea.

I couldn’t help but want to try out the #fmsphotoaday challenge this year.   It’s by no means a resolution of mine.  (I didn’t make any resolutions this year.)

So, I’m kicking off the first day of 2015 with a breathtaking view of the sky and the ocean.  Both of them having gorgeous hues of blues and being filled with movement. 

Anyone trying out the #fmsphotoaday challenge?  Please let me know.  It’d be great to share and see pictures coming from this challenge