On rediscovering the lost art of reading

Now that I’m retired, one of the ways I’ve been filling my extra hours is by posting rides Rachael and I have taken in the past that I’ve never published before.  In revisiting some of these old stories, I’ve been reminded of what an important role literature played in our lives.  Compiling a library of paperback novels to take on the upcoming tour was an important part of trip preparation.  We were space and weight bound, and we always enjoyed going through candidate reads, looking for ones that we thought we would both enjoy.  And reading on the road was a prized activity – typically we would spend time reading each evening, or while waiting for the dinner hour.

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