Another World

7 Jun

Here’s how much I love to read:

I haven’t been feeling well this week. I took Tuesday off and left early on Wednesday. Earlier in the day on Wednesday though, I had been relishing in the idea of reading on my lunch break. It was the perfect day outside: warm, sunny, a few wispy clouds in the sky.

So on my lunch break, I quickly ate my leftover homemade chicken taquitos and opened the drawer I keep my purse in, only to find… I had left my book at home.

I’m currently reading Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife. HFS was slow to start and I had some trouble really delving into it but the more I read the more I was in love.

Niffenegger has such a way of telling stories that you can picture what she’s describing and hear the voices of her characters in your head.

So you can only guess at my sadness when I found I’d left my book on the bed. I emailed Todd to share my despair in losing a savored lunch-time activity. For at least an hour, I could not shake the longing for losing myself in literature.

Unfortunately I felt sick enough to leave work early Wednesday (I actually spoke to a coworker at length about which highlighters I preferred when she had actually asked me about erasers). But when I got home I was able to lay in bed, relax and once again pretend I was part of another world.

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2 Responses to “Another World”

  1. lazylauramaisey June 8, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    I hope you feel better soon!

    • paigetopus June 8, 2012 at 9:11 am #

      thanks! I’m already feeling better after a couple days of rest 🙂

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