Always surround yourself with stacks and stacks of books.
By Erin Kirkpatrick
Reading is a simple pleasure in life, but unfortunately, it often finds itself “shelved” to allow time for other tasks we deem more important. I collect books and keep stacks and stacks of them strategically placed around my house. I put them there so that I can easily pick one up when I have a few minutes to spare. Ideally, I would love to sit down on my couch with a book and completely immerse myself in words, characters, and intricate plots. In the next few months, I’m going to make more time for reading because it’s full of health benefits. Who wants to join me?
Reading can improve brain function, reduce stress, and it’ll give your eyes a break from the screen you’re currently staringat. By the way, thank you for reading my words. There’s something indescribable about holding a book in your hand — the feel of the pages, the smell of the book, and the use of ink to tell and show a story. We’ve set our sights on animal-oriented books that you can add to your to-read list. We’ve also included a healthy dose of reads for the kids, too!