Thursday, 16 March 2017

Books - A New Chapter by "The Hopeful Chronic"

I thought it might be quite a nice idea to start a new section of my blog, dedicated to all things books. As I am find I am reading rather a lot more now, due to various factors mainly being off work, waiting for hospital appointments, and the limitations I face daily due to my conditions. I have always been an avid reader, and it is by far one of my favourite forms of therapy. Before suffering with chronic illnesses, I didn't read as much as I had would have like to and slightly neglected it amongst everything else going on, a lot has changed now that it has slowed down a few notches and I have more time on my hands. Although my life isn't terrible by any means, alongside the obvious symptoms chronic illness can also come with an array of questions and emotions. I turn to books to forget about the stress for awhile and to be immersed into a world of experiencing other people's perspectives and to be engrossed somewhere I would have never otherwise experienced. It can really help to expand your horizons, as well as shift your opinions on a particular subject.

                                                                image from Google

I find reading relatively easy, but also quite addictive. Although, don't get me wrong, I also love binge watching TV series, there is nothing like the feeling of being physically unable to put a book down.

I don't wish to really define and set limitations of what genre of books may or may not crop up as, in all honesty, I read a wide range of books and particularly, since having long hospital stays, I have been gifted genres of books that I may not otherwise have read which has expanded my horizon of future books much more! Equally, now more than ever, I do enjoy reading health books to gain further understanding of conditions, nutrients and the medical world in general.

Hopefully this is a welcome addition to look forward to!

"The Hopeful Chronic"


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