Friday, September 24, 2010

Reading Aloud

Thank God it’s Friday! In my efforts to send you all into the weekend with some happy thoughts I thought I’d bring up a great little pastime that my wife and I have engaged in over the last few weeks. Good old fashioned…reading out loud.

We’ve chosen The Hobbit for our fireside evenings where we each take turns reading aloud to each other from a chapter or so of the book each night. It’s such a different experience compared to reading a book quietly to yourself alone and it’s a great way to relive one of your favorite books that you may have already read and reread many times over. It’s also a great way to experience a story as a group and not just as an individual.

So, my suggestion to all of you this weekend is to find some valued peers, maybe a loved one, maybe a family member, or maybe even a friend or two and all decide on a favorite book you’d like to read aloud to one another. If you’ve got the right setting and some comfort food or tea nearby that’s always a nice added touch. With the season of fall recently begun and many cold winter nights after that on their way, it’s a pastime worth trying, and who knows, it maybe just the adventure you’ve been looking for! Have a great weekend.