PERFECT FOR READING! ON VACATION, MONDAYS SHOULD BE LAZY, and not get you “down” like rainy days do, as the song by the Carpenters tells us. It’s the first real non-weekend day of a holiday.
The entire week of fun lies ahead, so anxiety about getting back to the daily grind should be at it’s lowest, especially if you are true to the spirit of vacation and not checking devices for daily grind-related mail or messages. If you wish to get lost in a great book and read it from start to finish during your break, Monday is a perfect day to start.
According to NationalDayCalendar.com Thursday August 9 is Book Lover day…you’ll be all set to love a book!
Perhaps you planned ahead and picked out a book specifically for this time. If not, find one left by a previous guest in the summer place you are staying, order one online that can be delivered instantly and read on a device. Or, perhaps there's a neighborhood book exchange or free library nearby in which to acquire one.
If you have never ‘listened’ to a book, give it a try. Download an audio book that you can play in the car to entertain everyone as you drive to a vacation destination. Or, listen while walking to the best vantage point for the sun to rise or set, hiking, or another activity. If it seems there’s never enough time to enjoy a good book, perhaps there’s time to hear one.
Choose from new running books, classic running books, or an entire world of non-running books (see links to lists below); enjoy reading on the beach, in a cabin, or on your own sofa, patio, or porch.
There are some recent fitness and classic running books, and an entire world of non-running/fitness-related books you can enjoy on the beach, in a cabin, or on your own patio or porch.
The “PBS Great American Read” series is a reading initiative hosted by TV personality Meredith Viera, which allows anyone to log in and vote for their favorite among 100 best-loved novels that were previously selected through a national survey. The overall #1 Winner will be announced on the PBS series finale on October 23, 2018. The list can be helpful for selecting a great read that others have identified as a good bet.
There are so many lists of “to-read” books that an entire vacation could be spent reading these summaries and reviews. Best to pick one without expending too much effort that’s handy, a friend lends you, or is available free at the public library or a community lending effort. Then enjoy.
RUN & MOVE & VACATION HAPPY!
“25 Greatest Running Books Of All Time” from Competitor.com
GoodReads Listopia: “Books that Everyone Should Read At Least Once”
“33 Of the Best Books for Men” GQ Magazine 2016
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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