Okay, all of you bibliophiles out there! Has any one book, or a series, actually improved your sense of serenity and carried you to the comfort of the clouds? Seriously, I don't remember any one book or series of books ever creating such a sense of calm and decency in my soul before. The books to which I refer are the Mitford Series. I confess I have only completed the first one of the series, but I am on the way to our local, amazing, used bookstore (Recycled Guide to Literature) to purchase the entire series.
What is it about a book that can transform our lives? For me, it was the explicit decency in these books. The author says she creates a story void of sex, violence, and profanity, and she does so with aplomb! I spent the entire day Saturday reading and immersing myself into the town of Mitford. I was sad when Father Tim gets ready to leave his congregation and his new love to travel to Ireland. I wanted to hear more. I felt a tug at my heartstrings as I closed the last page of the book....How one book can do that to a person amazes me. But I don't question the effects that good literature has on us....I applaud and celebrate it.
Reading is a tool that can calm our minds! And it's cheaper than valium. . . . It is a natural happy pill. I suggest you start on your journey now.