Took 4 Years To Unwind in Russia and Read a Book…

A photo of a cup of coffee.
That Morning Cup of Coffee…

I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and doing some thinking’s!

It had crossed my mind that I actually read a book. In fact I have read 5 books in a week…

Now you are saying to yourself, “So big deal…”

Well it is a big deal too me!

Once in my life, I use to read and read and read! I have consumed books from the Hardy Boys Series to The Holy Bible. I use to devourer a book in a single day and even took me only three days to read, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. I had thousands of paper backs. I was speed reader

Then that all ended once I graduated from High School and entered the Army and became more interested in tanks, weapons, missiles and staying alive in particular. (Not necessarily in that order…) Life became a blur of years that entailed saving the world and all that crap. Then I progressed (progressed?) to the American corporate world and became interested in how to destroy the competition and profit from that destruction. I never read again, except for internet and work related items. I lost the ability to read…

I tried numerous times to read a book. I really tried. My mind kept centering on business and making money, plus the bottom line. Nothing worked so reading became a lost part of my past…

I have a friend in America (Well I call him a friend, he might disagree!) He has a website about reading. It is called I’ll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book!

I have thought about and read his reviews on his site and tried many times to pick up a book again. I realized that I was missing an intricate part of my life by not reading because I had a passion to read once in my life…

I had just visited his site not long ago and said to myself that I need to read a book. I do not have to work 14 to 16 hours days anymore. (It only took me 4 years in Russia to realize that 🙂 ) I decided to take a book that I had seen the movie of, but never read and see what would happen…

Now I am a huge scifi fan so I grabbed the first title that I recognized. (Not a lot of books in English in the Russian book stores.)  The Chronicles of Riddick is the book I picked…

It was a struggle at first but then it was like riding a bike and swimming. The next thing that I knew I came up for air and the book was finished…

It took 4 years after majorly changing my life, to comprehend the fact that I could read a book again. To acknowledge that in me, was a strange feeling…

Don’t let 33 years pass since you last read a book…

Windows to Russia!


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