Exchanging Pixels for Paper

[The] avid interest of the countryman in his neighbours is a most vital part of country living, and is the cause of both pleasure and annoyance. I suppose it springs from the common and pressing need for a story. Books supply the panacea to this fever for those who read; but for the people who find reading distasteful, or are too sleepy after a day's work in the open air to bother with books, then this living drama which unfolds, day by day, constitutes one long enthralling serial, with sub-plots, digressions, flash-backs and many delicious aspects of the same incident as seen through various watchers' eyes.
~Miss Read, Village Diary

I find great truth in this excerpt. I am easily held captive by the living drama that plays out before me on social media. The cure is simple: when I spend more time reading, I spend less time staring at a screen.

It's time to lay in a supply of good books and teas for the Autumn and Winter...


  1. When I read this post, visions of cozy fall and winter nights curled up under a snuggly blanket with a book and tea ran through my head and I thought of my favorites and thought I'd offer them up. Mighty Leaf Tea! Oh it is delicious, especially the Earl Grey, Chai, & Vanilla Bean. For books, a new delight, an old favorite, and one to study on: Eight Twenty Eight by Ian & Larissa Murphy, a true story tear-jerker; Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Family Collection, a cozy, quiet read; The Peacemaker by Ken Sande, a good picture of biblical conflict resolution.

    Any ideas on what you might read?

    1. Right now I'm starting the Mitford series, and reading Show Them Jesus by Jack Klumpenhouwer, and Bible Study by Kathleen Nielson.

      I think in October I'll continue Mitford, re-read The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, and read True Community by Jerry Bridges.

  2. Hmmm...sounds lovely. Your photo on your header fits perfectly with this post. Happy reading and cosy-ing up to you! Blessings, Camille


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