When I really get into a book — especially those last hundred pages of a good novel — I can’t be bothered by trifling things like sleeping, interacting with real people, cooking dinner, or completing any tasks on my to-do list. Okay, I might exaggerate a bit here… but only a little (just ask my husband!).
Reading has long been hailed as one of those simple pleasures of life, and I contend that it’s all the more enticing on a chilly winter’s night. When the weather’s warm and the days are long, much of my inspiration comes from the outdoors, but when it’s cold, I like to get cozy, relax my mind, and soak up wisdom and ideas from the comfort of my couch.
Surfing Pinterest by the fireside is a good solution for this, of course. But when I’m feeling a little more “old-fashioned” if you will, and looking for something that will engage my mind a bit more, a good book can be just the thing to spark creativity.