The Art of Reading

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Late at night when my son is soundly sleeping and my husband is strenuously studying (of which they both do frequently), I tune in to a class I am enjoying from Lawrence University, entitled The Art of Reading.

I don’t have time to take a class. But thankfully–since the class comes to me via CDs–I can cook and clean, polish and plunder with a ball point pen tucked behind my ear and a notebook stuck in my apron. (There is evidence of dish soap on several of the pages.)

Simply put, I am taking the class because I believe in reading. Reading, in my opinion, is synonamous with learning or improving or growing. I make it a point never to go a day without learning something from a book.

Professor Timothy Spurgin, teacher of The Art of Reading, said: Reading should be a pleasure, not a chore or a burden.

And I agree. But I would also add that reading should be a habit.

Tonight, I am passing along some free eBooks:

Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren
A Daughter’s Inheritance by Tracie Peterson
The Keeper by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

One more thing before I head off to clean and listen … please consider adding your name to the hat before the drawing tonight at midnight …

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