Currently Reading

When I say “currently reading,” I mean in addition to the one book I read in the evenings. I enjoy morning reading time, as well, and I also love reading to learn more about different subjects from social media to how to do something to other places. I also watch webinars and YouTube videos to learn, but reading is my first love.

Morning Meditation

In the mornings, I usually take time to pause before my day starts. I write or make notes, updating my daily and or weekly intentions. I pray. I consider my needs – mental, physical, and emotional. I adjust my plans according to what I have decided needs my attention since I reflected the day before. And I read.

For my morning reflections, I can read numerous books. In recent years, I try to limit myself lest I get too overwhelmed. This only happens because there are so many books I want to read – and complete. Completing a book is always a goal, but enjoying a book is ultimately of most importance.

My meditation, reflection time can be as short as ten minutes or as long as an hour, depending on my day.

Books I’m Reading for Meditation/Reflection

Body Kindness by Rebecca Stritchfield
Living On Heaven’s Earth by Mary Olivia Patiño
Quiet by Susan Cain
Reflections On My Journey of Faith by Belza Ramos
Women’s Stories: The Next Chapter by The Next Chapter Writing Group

For years, or as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed starting my day with a cup of hot tea or coffee, and reading to start my day. I have read many books for my morning meditation including the Bible, books by Sara Ban Breathnach, Maya Angelou, Og Mandino, Matthew Kelly, Gretchin Rubin, Thomas Merton, Mother Theresa, Mitch Albom, and many, many more.

Each of the books I am reading today resonate with a part of who I am. Shy. Woman. Faith-oriented. Seeker of all things spiritual and good for my body.

Further Learning

1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer
Get Published In Literary Magazines by Allison K. Williams
Seven Drafts by Allison K. Williams

I love learning!

In recent years, my learning has been more about social media and the digital world than writing. But since writing and publishing my first book, I am back to reading books on the art of writing. And I have added books about book marketing to my home-schooled curriculum.

Plus, eventually, and for the umpteenth time, I know that eventually I will try my hand at writing and submitting articles to magazines and other publications, including online opportunities.

*Ratings/Reviews will be published once each book is completed and reflected on the page in the year which reading/reviews were completed.

Reading is my favorite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.

Anne Brontë