Day 5 – Read a few chapters from your favorite book or a book you haven’t completed yet.
I love(d) reading. When I was a child I would often spend all day lost in a book. The characters, the plot, the setting, all the literary elements kept my attention better than any television show.
I could never choose just one work of fiction to claim as my favorite. As I got older, the books got longer, more in-depth. I found myself reading adult fiction mostly by African American authors. Amongst my favorites has to be Terry McMillan. She can tell a story. I read my first Terry McMillan book in middle school. In hindsight, I had no business even thinking about exhaling.
Nowadays, I barely have time to read (hence the challenge). I have a copy of Memoirs of a Geisha that I bought at a thrift store in New York. The writing is impeccable and makes me want to travel to a distant land, but I still haven’t gotten past the fourth chapter. The book is somewhere packed away with most of my NYC belongings so I don’t think I’ll find out what happened in the fifth and following chapters anytime soon.
Another book that I haven’t finished reading is the Bible. I’ve made several attempts to follow the Bible in a Year guide located in the back of my Bible, but I have fallen short.
It would be impossible to finish reading and ingesting the entire Bible by the end of this challenge but I do vow to make a habit of reading, studying, and applying a few chapters to my life DAILY.
I am Never Too Busy to read the Bible.
I’ve been rather afraid of the Bible lately. (But Sepia, you’re a Christian!)
It’s like this: The Bible is a mirror. A special kind of mirror that brings out the true you. Flaws and all.
On the other hand, it also serves as a guide. It shows me the error in my ways and the path I need to take in order to be error-free!
So, today, while my students are testing, I’ll sit quietly and read a few chapters. Day 5 came right on time, just like the Word of God.
I’m ready to ingest truth and knowledge.
What are you reading today?