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 (anything, really) to other places. I also watch webinars and YouTube videos to learn, but reading is my first love.
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 when I reflected the day before. And I read.
For my morning reflections, I read numerous books. In recent years, I try to limit myself to just a few to avoid getting overwhelmed. My continually adding of books only happens because there are so many I want to read and benefit from their inspiring words and messages. Completing a book is always a goal, but enjoying a book is of ultimately importance, too.
My meditation, reflection time can be as short as ten minutes or as long as an hour, depending on my day.
Books I’m Currently Reading for Meditation/Reflection
Body Kindness by Rebecca Stritchfield
Love is…A Roller Coaster by Knock Knock
Peace Is A Practice by Morgan Harper Nichols
Quiet by Susan Cain
Reflections On My Journey of Faith by Belza Ramos
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy
The Intellectual Devotional by Kidder & Oppenheim
Women of Passion by Gene Vanderzanden
Women of the Bible by Life Magazine
Women’s Stories: The Next Chapter by The Next Chapter Writing Group
For years, or as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed starting my day with a cup of hot tea or coffee, and reading to start my day. Today, I enjoy a good cup of homemade Mocha Latte.
For my morning meditations, I have read from many books 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’m reading today resonate with a part of who I am. Woman. Shy. Faith-oriented. Seeker of all things spiritual and good for my body and person.
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.
30 Days of Movement by Hannah Setzer
As part of my weekly fitness routine, I continue to refer to and use Hannah’s fitness book. It is filled with daily routines that can be used any day of the week. I completed her book in 2021, so access to it and my review can be found on my Books in 2021 page of this website.
And, in the evenings, I take a few minutes to hours to read just for fun. My favorite genre, through the years, has been that of Mystery. But, since publishing my own book and connecting with other writers, I have discovered a new favorite, that of Memoir.
To enjoy my two favorite genres, and also read other genres by my new writer friends, I alternate between the genres like so: Memoir, Mystery, Memoir, Women’s Fiction, Memoir, Suspense, Memoir, Historical Fiction, and so on. It keeps things interesting, for sure.
To keep up with the books I read in the evenings, and of which I do reviews for, you can visit my Books in 2022 page on this website. I update it regularly, adding each book as I finish reading it, at the same time I publish my review for the book online at Amazon and other online booksellers.
*Ratings/Reviews will be published once each book is completed. Reviews will be published online and this website under the year/page which reading was completed.
“Reading is my favorite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.“