I’ve been busy building up my TBR (To Be Read) list for the months to come. I have about ten books sitting on my Kindle Fire waiting to dive into, mostly penned by independent authors who I’ve discovered via the #writingcommunity on Twitter. I’ve also found myself returning to my first love, fantasy fiction, perhaps in an effort to escape the not so pleasant experience that is life in the here and now.
It’s important we remain aware of what’s going on in the world, for otherwise we are leaving ourselves exposed and vulnerable to the many dangers currently facing us. And I’m certainly not one to stick my head in the sand and remain uneducated as to the facts of what is happening out there. But we all need a bit of escapism at the minute, be it reading books, playing games or starting Christmas a month early.
My escape and means of stress busting is books. I have always retreated into them during times of personal stress and crisis. I don’t have a massive amount of time to read but I make a point of turning a few pages every day. This probably explains why my TBR list keeps growing. I’m always adding to my collection even though I’m not quite sure when I’ll get round to reading them all. I doubt I will ever get to the bottom of the pile but it’s reassuring, all the same, to know they are waiting for me.
Which brings me to the point of today’s post. What is your escape? What do you look forward to at the end of a tough day? It could be reading, like me, or possibly a tad more exiting. Throwing yourself off a tall building or jumping out of an aeroplane? We are all different and all have different ways of letting out steam. Feel free to share your experiences below. Who knows, maybe you will inspire someone else to take up your passionate pursuit.