Seize the Tuesday [5] – Happiness through reading


Seize the Tuesday is a book blogger meme created by myself and the Let’s Get Lost Buddies Street Team, to share stories about how we’ve seized the Tuesday, with a special focus on the particular book we’re reading. We’ll share our posts online with the hashtag: #LetsAllGetLost. The idea is to share little ways in which you may have embraced Bree’s motto of seizing the Tuesday. To relate it to books, you can talk about what book you’re reading, and how you stole some moments from the day to enjoy reading. It doesn’t have to be about reading, but we all know that a well-read day is a day seized. The idea is not just to help spread the word on LGL, but also to remind people to live fully, even/especially if that means spending a part of your day reading.

I was off from work today so I set my alarm for 8. Yeah, I don’t really know what sleeping in means. Which can be further demonstrated by the fact that my body woke me up at about 6:20 a.m. and would  not let me go back to sleep. So I got up, poured myself a cup of coffee, and sat on the couch in the lovely quiet of the morning and read.

I’m still working on Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld which is taking me quite a bit longer than I’d originally planned. I suppose it makes sense: it is 599 pages. If you aren’t familiar with the book, let me give you a short run down: Darcy has written a novel that is being published. Alternating chapters detail her journey to publication and chapters from her novel. I’m enjoying it but I’m having my reservations when it comes to the love interest in the chapters from Darcy’s novel.

No matter my feelings toward the book, I had a wonderful morning. I only read for about an hour or so, but it was fantastic. I wasn’t worrying about what I had to get done. I wasn’t worrying about anything. I was just sitting on the couch with my cup of coffee and a book in the sweet quiet of a cool morning. In other words: happiness.

Tuesday seized.

By the way, Let’s Get Lost featured in my Top Ten Tuesday today too!