That got your attention!
My partner and I are both keen readers. We both enjoy a thriller, we both enjoy good science based writing and, if I’m honest, like a good romance. However, there the bookish similarity ends.
We occasionally recommend books to each other, and where one thinks it’s the best thing since sliced bread, the other is often unmoved or gets something completely different from the book. More often than not we don’t take a lot of notice of a recommendation, probably because we’ve learnt from the above.
The differences don’t stop there either. My partner likes to read a series of books by the same author, whereas I prefer variety. They like to stick to what they know, whereas I like to be challenged and surprised (hence Blissfully Ignorant Reading).
We both like reading in bed, but our routines don’t always coincide, so my partner has finished her night’s reading just as I am getting into bed and she puts the light out! So I come downstairs and read on the sofa (normally far too late into the night).
This all sounds rather distant, but there’s no judgement attached to each other’s approach to reading. We do discuss our books and how they have effected us, and enjoy that conversation. We value our reading and have tried to pass on that value to our children. This aspect of our relationship is very harmonious – true love. I am very lucky
“Love is Patient”
Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
We don’t always read when we go to bed 😉