I love the holiday season and all that goes with it: twinkling lights, comfort food, spiked eggnog with friends and, if you’re from Wyoming, lots of snow. But one of my favorite things to do this time of the year is dive into a good book.
It all started when I was a kid. Santa would leave comics in my stocking so I’d be too distracted to wake my parents when I launched myself out of bed and sprinted to the tree at 5 a.m. I would read by the glow of the Christmas lights until they finally woke up and downed a few cups of coffee to get going. There’s something magical about being alone with a good story when everything around you is quiet, and it still calls to me today.
I know many of you can completely relate to this feeling. There’s just nothing like getting lost in a great novel, work of nonfiction, or even the latest X-Men adventure. So this holiday, give yourself permission to sit down, relax, and read for a few hours. Choose books as gifts for friends and family. Share your recommendations, unravel plots, and talk about your favorite characters. You never know, the best book you’ll ever read might be wrapped and waiting for you right now.