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Sneaking Away to Read on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day is my favorite holiday of the year. It is packed with turkey feasts, family gatherings, and expressions of gratitude. This year especially, I am thankful for a loving family that all live within a few minutes away.
For the avid – no, obsessed reader, this holiday can offer a different kind of escape – one that involves sneaking away to read in the midst of the festive chaos.
As the day begins with the tantalizing aroma of roasted turkey and the hustle and bustle of relatives converging under one roof, one might find themselves yearning for a quiet corner to escape into the world of words and imagination.
The first step is to identify the perfect hiding spot. Perhaps it’s a cozy armchair in a dimly lit room or a blanket fort in a secluded corner of the house that was originally set up for the little ones. Once you’ve secured your spot, the real adventure begins. The characters, the plot, and the imagery begin to dance before your eyes, and the chaos outside fades into a pleasant buzz.
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and gratitude, and what better way to give thanks than by appreciating the written word? Books have the power to inspire, educate, and entertain, and by taking this brief respite to read, you can express your gratitude for the gift of literature. Each page turned is a silent thanksgiving of human creativity and imagination.
Sneaking away to read on Thanksgiving Day is an unconventional but deeply rewarding endeavor. It allows bookworms to find solace and give thanks for the world of words. For some of us, it’s an act of self-care that enriches the mind and offers a chance to inspire others.
Would you consider sneaking away to read on Thanksgiving Day?
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The Paint & Shine Mysteries are set in the Daniel Boone National Forest. My parents were born and raised in the area, and now they rest in peace in the JJ Adams Family Cemetery in Wolfe County, Kentucky. The characters spend considerable time preparing traditional southern meals and creating moonshine cocktails. Please consider buying locally. Independent bookstores need your help.
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