Books have always been a driving force in my life. I got my first library card at age 3 and have been going to the library ever since. While I was in law school, I had no time for pleasure reading, but I discovered audiobooks to listen to as I commuted to work and school. They certainly saved my sanity.
As I grew up, what I read changed from biographies, Nancy Drew, and history books to mysteries, thrillers, and science fiction. Now, most of my reading has a metaphysical and spiritual theme. I still squeeze in some science fiction and fantasy, primarily through audiobooks.
I had read just about all the audiobooks that appealed to me at my local library and was branching out to books I didn’t really like. Frankly, a dry non-fiction book is likely to make me drowsy when driving, so it isn’t a good choice. Resolved to find better books, I’ve subscribed to Audible for almost two years, and it is so exciting! I’m enjoying a large selection of books I like – it is such a joy! I live in a large city, and driving can take a chunk of time; listening to my audiobook keeps me from focusing on beating out the other drivers so that I just go with the flow. I might take a little longer to get there, but I’m safer, and it means that I’m further along in my story. Now, I’ve begun listening to Audible on my cell phone as I fold laundry, chop vegetables, or other dull tasks at home. I don’t seem to mind them as much that way.
I have quite a large metaphysical/spiritual library, and I three years ago, I founded a book club to discuss these kinds of books with like-minded friends. I’m frequently asked for book recommendations by clients with specific questions that I see in my part-time side business. To address it, my business website was beginning to fill with book reviews, making the actual business harder to see. That won’t do! I’ve moved the reviews to a new blog I started that is devoted to book reviews of metaphysical, spiritual (but not religious), and psychic topics. And because, like many on a metaphysical path, I find my body has developed new requirements; I eat a gluten-free, vegan diet. I’ve collected quite a few cookbooks to help me along, so I’ve added them to the mix, too.
My new website is DefiningOurReality.com, and it’s just a baby! I’ve moved book reviews from my business site to it and imported the few that I published on PeaceWithMyLife, to give it a bit of a head start. I’ve got several reviews bubbling in my mind to add in the next week or so, too.
I don’t want to lose my blogging community here at PeaceWithMyLife, and I’m aware that many here would not be interested in the new site. That’s why I’ve developed a separate site rather than mixing the content here. If you are like-minded, I would be pleased for you to drop in at DefiningOurReality.com. Give me a “Follow” if you’re so inclined, to get the site going. I’d love to see you join in the discussions. If it’s not your thing, don’t worry; we’re still blogging friends, and I’m still here!