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It’s Been A Long Time Since You Sent Your Stories: Shoutout This Week To Nehal

Girl With Floating Balloons On StorybookThe shoutout this week is to a reader named Nehal, who wrote me an email:

“Hey Anita

It’s been a long time since you have sent any of your stories.

I love your stories and I am desperately looking forward to hearing from you.”

Hi Nehal! Sorry for being gone so long and leaving you all without any stories to read here.

To be honest I had fallen into a depression due to various personal things and stopped writing about stories for a while.

Which anyone who has been following this blog knows is totally crazy. Stories and writing about them have saved me more times than I can count …not to mention they were the whole reason I started this blog back in 2008.

Well I snapped out of that real quick when I read Nehal’s email and started thinking about things. I realized I needed to start exploring stories again and sharing them here like in the old days.

I actually felt a little better right away, like I had let light back into my life again or something.

Let this be a lesson to me and anyone reading this: if you are having troubles in your life you need *more* stories, not less.

Life is definitely better with stories!

xo,
Anita

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09/02/2019
the story life

Stephen King And Always Taking A Book With Me

Stephen King reading a book while out

“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent.

What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”

―Stephen King

I am with Stephen King on this one. I like to have a book with me wherever I go, though it isn’t always a physical book like he prefers.

Most of the time I use the Amazon Kindle App for my phone, which keeps me from having to lug a book around to random places. The app also does things like saves my spot in the book instantly, which I like.

It’s nice to be able to take my phone out of my pocket and get some reading in, then pop it back in my pocket just as quick.

Picture of someone reading on the Amazon Kindle appWhen I know I’ll have a good amount of time to dedicate to reading while I’m out and about (like when I take my kids to the park or if I’m going to be waiting for a while at the doctor’s office) then I will take a physical book with me.

For one thing it saves the battery on my phone, but most importantly it’s just nice to have a physical book if I’m going to be reading for a long time. There’s no notifications that will pop up and interrupt my reading, nagging me to get away from the story.

How about you, do you like to take a book with you while you’re out and about? If so do you take a physical book or use your phone?

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09/01/2018
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12/19/2014