Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books. It’s sort of becoming a habit. And I think that’s a good thing. I find myself often lying on my bed kicked back with a book in hand, eyes tracing over the words. Even with the kids often grabbing my attention, my brain seems to be on book-lock mode, like a homing missile lasered in on its target. Coffee helps.

After a long Spring and Summer of both slogging and racing through all 7 Harry Potter books for the first time, my reading material has been eclectic. I’ve consumed fiction and non-fiction. And I’ve enjoyed diverse topics: dystopia, control, anxiety, racism, poverty, religion, and depression, to name a few big ones. Now that I think about it, wow, that’s kinda heavy stuff.

You can see on goodreads what I’ve read this year so far. I set a feasible goal of one book per month, which I’ve already beat!

There are many avid readers out there who eat up books faster and easier than I eat up my favorite snack: chips-n-salsa. If you know I eat that about every other night, that’s saying a lot. But for me, my reading habits these days far exceed my lack of long-form literature in the past. I once read about zero books a year for the first few decades of my life. So the bar was pretty low!

Earlier this year I wrote how I felt about reading in general. Basically, I discovered the magic of reading books. And I’m happy to say that my love of reading has only grown stronger over the last few months!

It helps a lot that I got an Amazon gift card for my birthday in October just so I could buy a bunch of kindle books and get some good reading on. (I love my kindle.)

Anyways, this post is not parading how awesome I am when it comes to reading. I’m not awesome! This post is about how awesome reading is when it comes to books.

Now if I can just pass along the habit and joy of reading to my 5 sons, then things will be looking really good. I am trying to wean them off of screens (unless they’re e-Readers) and onto books! So guess what my ideas are for my sons’ Christmas gifts this year?

Books! Lots of books.

What about you? Do you love to read books? Comment below! Thanks.

-Jason