FP Book Club: Why I Wake Up To Words

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Take a break from each impending day, learn a new word, and be the inspiration that a book will bring you.

It’s six o’clock in the morning. My tea is steeping, and my eyes are sleepy. I flip on the news, and instantly turn it off. Too negative. So I grab a book.

Before I release our fall book list, I wanted to share how waking up to words has helped me approach my day. I’ve been working on kissing the television goodbye for a bit, avoiding the negative noise, and giving my imagination some time to explore the pages.

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Here’s what I’ve learned.

Books Are Magical. They transport you from reality. I truly believe in daydreaming, escaping, and falling in love with fairy tales. It’s important. The way I begin my day sets the tone for it, which is why I like to get up a bit earlier and give myself some time to dive into another world through words.

Word. I’ve been choosing one word during my reading time to learn and use throughout the day. This gets your brain going a little bit more and, hey, a broad vocabulary is certainly a powerful thing.

Be Inspired. Morning reading energizes both the left + right side of the brain. I let characters and stories spark creativity, and my critical and analytical thinking works through the pages. It’s a great mental exercise to let yourself relax while work.

This week, I challenge you to read [at least] one chapter of a book each morning. Take a break from the stresses of each impending day, learn a new word to expand your knowledge, and feel the inspiration those pages will bring you.

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+ I’ll be releasing our Fall Book list in a few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled! What books would you like to read this month? Let me know in the comments!

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Comments

  1. Reading is wonderful! Yes, it transports, and if you want to learn something new-READ! It’s all there…I’ve learned if I can I can read about it and then apply it I can do anything!

  2. I`m currently reading Patti Smith`s Just kids and I have to confess it almost got me late to work. I just can`t put it away and leave to the office, it`s too good.

  3. Saw this post yesterday and read two chapters this morning before work and I’m happy to say thank you. I was pleasantly surprised when I finished and felt relaxed instead of nervous which the news always makes me be. Will be my new routine

    Book Club suggestions are – The Lake House, Modern Lovers, Orphan Train

    Thanks again

  4. I really need to do this. My days always start out hectic, with me running through the house trying to get ready in a hurry because I was late getting out of bed. Waking up a little earlier with some earl grey and a good book may be just what I need to start my day out on a calmer note. I’m currently reading A Tree Grew in Brooklyn. I’ve been reading it slowly because it’s just that good. Can’t wait to see what’s on the Fall reading list, because I need some new book recommendations. I was actually thinking about starting the Harry Potter series, because (gasp) I haven’t read any of those books yet. And after watching the movies and having a friend who is completely obsessed, I’m really wanting to read them.

    My book recommendations: Looking for Alaska, Light Between Oceans and A Tree Grew in Brooklyn

  5. I’m currently reading Harry Potter but I have no more books left out cause I’m moving :( can’t wait to hear your fall suggestions, I might have to make a new purchase.

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